Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: Data Trust

The NCSC Annual Review 2020

BSG report: Digital exclusion and the impact of COVID-19

NCSC defends UK from more than 700 cyber attacks while supporting national pandemic response

techUK announces new Smart City group!

Hundreds of the world's top minds debate ethics at Dstl's AI Fest

WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence: UK statement

IT solutions and recruitment firm wins West Midlands SME Employer of the Year category - National Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Fake PayPal emails lead to nearly £8 million in losses this year

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

Q & A with Patricia Schwerzel, account leader global health, Mott Macdonald

New Epsom and St Helier hospital in Sutton given green light

Mental Health Minister pledges £3million ‘helping hand’ to most vulnerable in the pandemic

Shared Learning Awards 2020 finalist: Bronchiolitis: when less is more

Making a big noise about Menopause

IPPR: immediate action needed to prevent surge in homelessness this winter

Clinically extremely vulnerable receive updated guidance in line with new national restrictions

NHS Confederation - NHS at critical point and needs public support to keep non-COVID services open

World Health Organization and Welsh Government commit to achieve better health for all

Shared Learning Awards 2020 finalist: East of England Stroke Telemedicine Partnership

Looking after our mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Equality body to scrutinise racial inequality of workers in health and social care

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

More than 5,500 businesses apply for £100 million business development grants

Millions of jobs will continue to be supported as Job Support Scheme launches

PRINCE2 and the business case for a hot tub

Business Secretary at the CBI 2020 Annual Conference

Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

£49 million uplift drives automotive industry towards green future

“We’re ecstatic!” says winner of the Yorkshire and Humberside round of the SME Employer of the Year category - National Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Chorley firm wins North West SME Employer of the Year category - National Apprenticeship Awards 2020

£134 million boost to help UK businesses build back greener
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Environment Bill resumes passage through Parliament

Chair to lead debate on COVID-19 and food supply

More than £9 million funding for green Scottish businesses

UK Space Agency - Climate change space project awarded to Airbus UK

CMA issues draft guidance on consumer law for IVF sector

File of evidence being sent to CPS following conclusion of Stephen Lawrence corruption investigation

The State of The State 2020 - 21

Covid-19: the national and local responses

Government extends extra welfare support for self-employed for further six months

How PRINCE2 helps to keep strategic growth stable as a rock

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram asks for your input to Fair Employment Charter

Ukraine Local Elections Challenge Zelenskyy's Plans

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