Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Schools recognised by cyber experts for first-rate teaching

5G and Emerging Technology: The Politics of Diversification

£15 million for education technology in schools next year

Guest Blog: Telehouse - Was COVID-19 the final nail in the coffin for on-premise IT?

ICO launches data analytics toolkit

UK supports US charges against North Korean cyber actors

Record year for UK’s £8.9bn cyber security sector

UK Computer Science degrees more popular than ever this year


Free Online Webinar | 3rd March 2021 | 15:00-16:30PM

As we come to terms with a long-term relationship with Coronavirus, it is apparent that new operating models are needed for the digital delivery of Local Government services.

With citizen engagement becoming digital first and council employees likely to remain home or hybrid workers, it is inevitable public finances will be squeezed. This means that new approaches are urgently needed for digital citizens and employee engagement. In this session, Peter Lloyd, Head of Change and Technology, Cheshire West and Chester Council will talk through how he and his team are embracing these challenges, both directly and via their partners, Qwest, CIPFA C.Co, ICS.AI and Microsoft.

Hear the experiences of Cheshire West and Chester Council live!
Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

New technology to help identify those at high risk from COVID-19

Improvements to the advice function on NHS e-Referral service makes referring easier

Surge testing to be deployed in areas around Manchester, Norfolk, Southampton and Surrey

'What's Next For The NHS? Building The Resilience of The Health And Care System'

NHS Confederation - NHS faces mammoth task to recover treatment backlog but has never been COVID-only

Nursing applications in England up by over a third to 48,830

Update: South African variant cases in Wales

NHS Confederation - Recommendations published to support the LGBTQ+ population through COVID-19 and beyond

Research investigates COVID-19 impact on UK farmer mental health

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

Employers can’t force staff to have the vaccine, but they should encourage them to, says the CIPD

Planning for quality is planning for success

Prioritising jobs and skills

Say Hy to the home of the future

More business support now live

Government gives businesses much-needed breathing space with extension of insolvency measures

Employers must furlough new shielders who can’t work from home

Business Secretary calls on businesses to continue supporting vaccine rollout

IPPR - UK must quadruple planned crisis spending to £190 billion to restore jobs, investment and services, report finds

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

Young people helped with costs of new job

Professor Alison Park appointed interim Executive Chair of ESRC

COP26 President Designate Alok Sharma and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi meeting

Take Pride in research and innovation

NDA appoints Lawrie Haynes as new Chair Designate for Dounreay

First Minister Mark Drakeford calls first mines safety summit following Skewen coal mine burst

Lived Experience Leaders receive National Lottery funding to tackle social issues in response to COVID-19

Plans of action needed next to deliver strategic goals, says Commission

World's first coronavirus Human Challenge study receives ethics approval in the UK

Iran’s Shifting Nuclear Debate and the Shrinking Space for Diplomacy

Can Libya’s New Interim Government Break the Impasse?

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.

Stallard Kane Associates Ltd


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