Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Welcome to techUK AI week 2020!

Social media giants agree package of measures with UK Government to tackle vaccine disinformation

Sustainable cloud conversation continues with Accenture report

MSP 5th edition – what has changed?

New public consultation on total ban of online advertising for unhealthy foods

MHCLG repairs online project

UK political parties must improve data protection practices

European Commission launches energy efficient cloud study

John Whittingdale's Speech at Open Data Institute Summit 2020


Following the recent WiredGov survey on “The Impact of Coronavirus on the Workforce”, Invotra have examined the feelings and attitudes of Communications, HR, IT/Tech and Strategy professionals across over 100 different organisations.

This latest report shows the learnings, including the different strategies being taken, to manage the challenges of organising and supporting staff to work effectively throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

It appears there are some major concerns amongst survey respondents, including but not limited to:

  • 50% of workers feel that office closures will be permanent
  • 45% feel the wellbeing of their workforce has worsened
  • 64% believe their organisation is evaluating the number of people employed

Access this latest report

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

A Home of Her Own: Women with Lived Experience of Homelessness Wisdom Report

Parents urged to keep childhood vaccination appointments during national COVID-19 restrictions

NICE draft guidance addresses the continuing debate about the best approach to the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS

NICE recommends new chemotherapy-free treatment option for people with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

NHS Launches Renewed Recruitment Drive

LGA responds to reports into state of children’s social care provision

Oxford University and PHE confirm high-sensitivity of lateral flow tests

A double risk: Covid-19 and severe weather

‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign urges public not to ignore persistent tummy troubles

How diet and exercise can help prevent and treat diabetes webinar
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Committee announce upcoming sessions and business roundtable events

Drones to fight fires and deliver COVID-19 supplies are first to receive share of over £33 million government funding

Business support grants provide financial lifeline to struggling charities

FSCS declared 45 firms in default May to October 2020

CBI - SME manufacturers report slump in activity easing

Working together to build towards a zero carbon economy

CBI comments on labour market statistics - November

Welsh Secretary addresses business leaders at CBI Wales event

CBI Scotland responds to latest labour market statistics

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

Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 9 November 2020

First Non-Executive Board for Creative Wales announced

Despite rise, unemployment “remains on track to peak below 7%”, says IEA expert

CIPD - More stability in sight for employment but three in ten employers still planning redundancies this year, new research shows

Sir Charlie and the King - Excellence in Leadership

STFC helps develop cheaper microscope for biological research

Jobcentre guidance on new national Covid restrictions

Ofsted: Children hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic are regressing in basic skills and learning

Time to stop government’s ‘economic rollercoaster’, says TUC

Consultation on next steps for more environmentally friendly haulage

LGA responds to Age UK report calling for care staff pay rise

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.



 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

Brexit’s Implications for UK Defence Industrial Cooperation with Europe

REFORM Think Tank Calls on Electoral Commission to Reject Brexit Party Name Change

‘We’ll be with you every step of the way’ – Jeremy Miles, on Preparing Wales for end of transition

Businesses must act now to fully prepare for end of EU transition

EU citizens urged to take action during EU transition

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:

Find out about your obligations and how to comply, including protecting personal information and providing access to official information.


ICO fines Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25million
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited for failing to keep its customers’ personal data secure.

Updated ICO statement on recommendations published by the European Data Protection Board following the Schrems II case
We are reviewing the two recommendations published by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) following the CJEU Schrems II ruling in July.

UK political parties must improve data protection practices
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out how seven of the UK’s political parties need to improve the way they handle people’s personal data after assessing how they manage data protection.

Data protection and coronavirus information hub

Our information hub will help individuals and organisations navigate data protection during this unprecedented time. 

Meet the Commissioner
For the Public

Your right to get copies of your data

Your right to get your data deleted

Your right to data portability