Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Government refresh Digital Ethics Framework

8 customers save £810,000 on IT equipment through collective buying

Data protection guidance for collecting customer information

Edge computing

World-first technology goes with the grain

Blog: Data protection considerations and the NHS COVID-19 app

Green Government: ICT and digital services strategy published

How PIES helped to improve understanding about data sharing

Going for gold! Tech-savvy schools recognised for putting cyber skills first

Announcing techUK's September Cloud Security Champion!

Record numbers of women in IT - but black women still under-represented, new research finds

Government launches COVID-19 contact tracing app in England and Wales

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Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

Update from the UK chief medical officers on the UK alert level

Childcare to be exempt from interhousehold mixing restrictions in local areas of intervention

Nursing boost for England’s NHS

NHS Confederation - Clear Government action needed as COVID-19 infections rise

Update from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the COVID-19 alert level

Dementia project shows digital technology can make a life-changing difference

Record numbers offered flu vaccine as those with flu and COVID-19 more likely to die

NHS announces independent review into gender identity services for children and young people

Ultrafast full fibre broadband enables care home residents to have virtual visits

NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Helping high growth start-ups

Nearly half of UK firms plan to reduce recruitment or not recruit over the next year

Nearly a million workers used flexible furlough in July

Hundreds step up to help smaller employers Kickstart Britain’s recovery

Business turnaround using PRINCE2® themes

Reforms to Companies House to clamp down on fraud and give businesses greater confidence in transactions

COP26 Energy Transition Council launched at Clean Energy Ministerial side event

Welsh Government further extends measures to protect businesses impacted by coronavirus from eviction until end of year

Women make up more than a third of all board members across the FTSE 350 for the first time

Trade barriers removed to boost business
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Preparations for the end of the Transition Period

CBI Scotland responds to First Minister's announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions

TUC: PM must get a grip on safety at work and extend support for jobs

Robert Jenrick's speech on planning for the future

Bridget Rosewell speech to the Westminster Business Forum

In the spotlight: the growing specialism of legal project management

Monthly GDP Estimates for July

Liam Fox makes SMEs his priority as WTO contest continues

New charter will put places at heart of planning

Grenfell Tower Fire – IOPC national recommendations to improve public understanding of use of police helicopters

Provider collaboration in urgent and emergency care

King's Fund - Urgent action is needed to improve working conditions for nurses and midwives

LGA responds to new modern slavery measures
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