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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Maintaining the UK’s leadership in policing through cloud innovation

New UK Cyber Security Council to be official governing body on training and standards

The 2021 Scottish budget – what does it mean for tech?

Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Theory Competition

Tech sector bodies call for new impetus at the OECD on digital tax

UK Cyber Security Council announces trustees ahead of launch on March 31

Funding open for devices and data for people with learning disabilities

 
TIME TO SPEAK UP! How the Public Sector can find its voice

From June 23rd 2021 you may be breaking the law if your public sector website or mobile app does not meet accessibility requirements.

There are currently over 13 million UK citizens struggling to do the simplest of tasks and carry out every day actions due to inaccessible websites and digital services.

Voice Technology has real potential to add value for Public Sector organisations and users, to solve problems and ultimately improve people’s lives.

​​As 1 in 5 homes now owns a smart speaker, voice is set to be the fastest adopted technology in history. This latest guide outlines the key benefits of voice and the steps your organisation should take to get ahead of the curve. 

Access this latest guide

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

Call for people aged 70 and over to contact NHS for a COVID jab

GP registration, vaccination and protection

Patients Association calls for true patient partnership in its new five-year strategy

Vaccine rollout and variant mitigation

Strengthening our health protection at the border

Public urged to consider work in adult social care

New review into use of health data for research and analysis

Government to introduce tougher measures and enforcement rules for quarantined passengers

PHE statement on Variant of Concern and new Variant Under Investigation

Surge testing to be deployed in areas around Lambeth in connection to new variant

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

Chancellor eases burden on more than a million businesses through Pay as You Grow flexible repayment options

Output stabilises, but manufacturers less optimistic - CBI SME Trends survey

National Social Value Conference (23 & 24 Feb)

Asymptomatic Lateral Flow Testing for businesses

Apprenticeship Week - APM calls for employers to use apprenticeship levy

Five ways to get a job in project management

Failure to act fast on Covid support will stunt UK economic recovery - CBI Director-General

More than half a million UK employers at risk of collapse in spring as cash reserves fall perilously low, finds IPPR

How employers can re-build their communities through inclusive apprenticeship programmes

Tender opportunity: NEPO222 Aggregates, Concrete and Mortar

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

New, improved apprenticeship training marketplace coming soon

UK scientists build core components of global neutrino experiment

Ethnic differences in coronavirus (COVID-19) mortality during the first two waves of the pandemic

Government agrees to meeting with hospitality sector petitioners following calls from the Petitions Committee

The Hope Inquiry: Where the light gets in

A5 River Ceiriog Viaduct essential work to begin

£2m National Lottery funding supports people most affected by the pandemic in Northern Ireland

Hundreds of apprenticeships created through NEPO solutions

The Peace Process in Yemen is Broken

3 steps to sustainability for the public sector fleet

EHRC Chair responds to report from the Women and Equalities Committee

 
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.

Inner Ambitions Ltd

 

 More contributions to the Brexit process

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

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Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

 

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