Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Crown Commercial Service and Hewlett Packard Enterprise sign MoU to enhance the cloud experience

MS Teams use in the NHS soars as pandemic continues

Dstl releases free Baleen 3 data processing update

Interpretable machine learning

IT professionals urge the government to intervene in ARM sale

The fourth iteration of our aide-memoire to compliance obliga: updated

Revamped cyber guide will help small businesses work securely online

Digital Markets: using our existing tools and emerging thoughts on a new regime


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

Healthcare innovation

PHE statement on delayed reporting of COVID-19 cases

New standards for secure care

Local NHS ‘innovation hubs’ to be created

Green social prescribing pilots open for applications

Coronavirus update on testing and treatments

NICE & SIGN announce latest rapid Covid-19 guideline will address Long Covid

£600,000 project aims to use administrative data to improve the lives of farming families

Government invests in UK-developed antibody tests from UK Rapid Test Consortium

Vital lessons need to be learnt: The King’s Fund response to the Health and Social Care Committee report on core NHS services during the Covid-19 pandemic

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

New guidance on £9 billion Job Retention Bonus, set to benefit millions of businesses

£200 million Port Infrastructure Fund opens for bids

Fund to support creative freelancers affected by COVID-19 now open

Tender Opportunity: NEPO202 Managed Remarketing of Vehicles & Plant

ESPO Frameworks Reference Guide October 2020 now available

Government Small and Medium Business Hub Goes Live

Government secures access for British business to £1.3 trillion of global procurement contracts

Economic Resilience Fund - find out if your business is eligible for support from the third phase

£25 million available to help farmers boost productivity

Pandemic has fast-forwarded need for Business Rates change

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

New debt letters rules will support people in problem debt

Help us to shape our future strategy on nuclear decommissioning

Natural England sets out fresh vision for our natural environment

techUK responds to Prime Minister's conference speech

Chair comments on Prime Minister’s announcement on wind power

BCS to launch new group for racial diversity

Provisional Results Show Increase in Agricultural Production for 2020

HS2 Phase 2b update

TUC launches Day of Action to save Yorkshire’s buses amid government funding crisis

CMA to investigate the supply of bipolar drug

New Portrait of Queen Victoria’s African Goddaughter Goes on Display at Osborne

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