Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC Takedown Service

Transforming planning for the digital age

On the Offensive: The UK’s New Cyber Force

Exciting roles at Dstl as part of the new National Cyber Force

Black Friday shoppers urged to avoid handing cyber criminals early Christmas gift

New telecoms security law to protect UK from cyber threats

techUK comments on the Telecommunications Security Bill

Report on techUK Smart Data Roundtable

IT products and services (ii): IT hardware

The 2020 Spending Review, what does it mean for the tech sector?

£20 million boost for world class AI research could transform cancer treatment and save lives
Multi-Agency Collaboration in UK Government Webinar: 2nd Dec 2020 2pm

FINAL CALL! Based on exclusive research comprising interviews with more than 600 government and public sector workers, this webinar will explore the technologies, opportunities, and challenges facing teams that need to collaborate across multiple agencies, and with public sector and private sector partners.

A must-attend webinar for anyone working with external stakeholders, and featuring collaboration experts and a guest speaker from central government, we’ll discuss the following concerns:

  • What are the most popular technologies being used to manage multi-agency collaboration?
  • Has the move to remote working increased security concerns?
  • What are the daily challenges facing your teams?

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

Health and Social Care Secretary announces bureaucracy-busting drive

Statement on yesterday’s ruling by the Court of Appeal on removing safeguards for children in care

Home working can enhance mental well-being – but also increases risk of stress

Anne Longfield presents her vision for a better care system

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board taken out of special measures

Cardiff to host third major COVID-19 vaccine study

NHS Confederation - NHS needs additional funding to cover cost of PPE supplies

Free flu vaccine now available for over 50s across Wales

New statistics on cervical screening programme for 2019-20 published

Council told woman with dementia to change care home when her money ran out

NHS Confederation - Spending Review is 'Polyfilla budget' and leaves cracks unfilled

Spending Review's narrow focus on rough sleeping will not end homelessness

Carers urged to seek support

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

October 2020 Transaction Data

UK secures vital rollover trade deal with Canada and agrees to start negotiating more advanced deal next year

Manufacturing demand slumps as activity remains weak - CBI

CNBC Supply Chains webinar campaign

Midlands unions and local business group urge government to keep Union Learning Fund

NEPO pipeline of opportunities 2021

A reformed business rates system could play key role in powering a green industrial revolution - CBI/Avison Young

CBI NI to host business virtual event with political leaders

Project management – an essential business skill for everyone

Retail sales expected to stabilise as restrictions ease - CBI

London based firm wins SME Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020

Tender Opportunity: NEPO231 Highways & Civil Materials

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

Green industrial revolution in sight as government sets out plans for more clean energy

Chair responds to announcement on outdoor grassroots sports

Statement of reasons command paper for the High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill

Trade Unions demand end to violence against women, in work and in society

“UK Government must respect devolution” – Wales & Scotland

Ofwat announces partner for water innovation competitions

Chair writes to Health and Safety Executive over importance of independence

Community testing scheme should be publicly run, says TUC

Busting bureaucracy for people working on the frontline

APM sets out four building blocks for recovery

Blog: Fair ‘Wear and Tear’ – What Landlords Need to Know

Our response to the PM's lifting lockdown statement

Turkey Needs Radical New Direction to Save the Economy

PM call with Sultan of Oman: 24 November 2020

Recommendations from the Global Travel Taskforce
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:

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Brian Debnam


 More contributions to the Brexit process

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GOV.UK Brexit Search

Future of Financial Services inquiry launched

Clarity on future rural funding for devolved administrations post EU exit

Vital support to offset Brexit damage

FAQs on the movement of people and workers after the transition period

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