Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Big data research initiative secures £15 million funding for another year

The Winter Economy Plan – what does it mean for the tech sector

Contact tracing app is safe but plans to rate users’ lifestyles for risk are ‘alarming’, says leading software testing group

Government commits to smart data – but no timeline yet

New accreditation for digital skills qualifications - could you deliver?

Cyber-savvy schools in Northern Ireland and North East given chance to join UK's finest

Podcast: The Data Standards Authority

New digital service to improve home energy performance

New partnership to build digital skills for jobs of the future

Sixth Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre oversight board report published


COVID has unleashed not simply a biological pandemic, but also an anxiety pandemic, which is arguably just as serious in its impact on us. Individual, group and organisational life has been profoundly affected.  The “heroic” phase is now fading, as many of us feel depressed as we approach the winter resurgence.  Some of us wish to return to the office, others to never leave their homes again! How can we survive, psychologically speaking, this next phase of the pandemic, and help those around us?

Join Dr Ajay Khandelwal on Thursday 8 October to understand anxiety. This free webinar is part of our contribution to raise awareness on mental health for World Mental Health Day.

Click here to find out more and to register

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

Scottish Health Survey 2019 published

IEA - NHS in dire need of ‘system-level reform’ post-Covid

NHS COVID-19 app: emails and SMS messages

£1.1b for health and social care sector

New recruitment drive to help 10,000 people with serious mental illness

New Chair appointed for Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC)

MAC committee warn of social care staffing crisis

Prime time telly boost for NHS jobs

Medical degrees at the University of St. Andrews

Bringing together tech & talent to end homelessness

Health and care staff can claim immigration health surcharge reimbursement

Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Public Procurement Review Service

More than three-quarters of business want UK/EU agreement

Update on Business interruption insurance test case appeals process

UK Government Trade Hub launched to support Scottish businesses

Transforming transport with location data: apply for contracts

Hundreds of Swansea businesses apply for recovery funding

Campaign launched to ready businesses for points-based immigration system

Further update on Business interruption insurance test case appeals process

Government to protect small businesses with action on late payments

Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

A step closer to tackling poverty

First exports of UK beef to the USA in 20 years underway

Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter launches the Integrated Operating Concept

Progress on Hostile Environment legal assessment

Former Dyfed Powys Police officer to face charges in court

How lockdown affected children’s stress and anxiety

1000s of seafarers to receive fair pay as UK changes law on national minimum wage

MOD extends contract for NATO submarine rescue missions

How to get to grips with a complex project brief

FCA confirms next stage of support for consumer credit and overdraft customers

UK Space Agency: Landmark event for the space industry lifts off

Consultation on plans to further reduce fuel poverty by 2035 launched

Lockdown lock-ups: Nearly 300 fugitives arrested in the UK

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Click here to find out more.

Guide Consulting


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

Meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on 28 September


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