Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Security updates released for Microsoft Exchange Servers

Guest blog: Fresh thinking needed on the National Data Strategy

Guest blog: Unboxed's Women in Tech interview series, Michelle Isme

UK and US call out Russia for SolarWinds compromise

UK tech sector steps into the breach to help close digital divide


Government Business Services (GBS) has unlocked a new channel to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing across UK government departments.

Launched under the name OneGovCloud, the Service is now used as a strategic, central hub providing secue interaction within the civil service.

OneGovCloud is used for:

  • Publishing blog posts, news articles and knowledge insights.
  • Discussion forums, networking and promoting events.
  • Sharing lessons identified from Cloud transformation programmes.

Access the full case study, as well as “How to Collaborate Online”

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

UK health ministers’ statement on JCVI advice (13 April 2021)

UK moves into next phase of vaccine roll-out as government target hit early

NHS Confederation - Updated vaccination guidance welcome but caution still needed

IFS - Official estimates suggest Scottish health spending per person now 3% higher than in England, compared with 22% at the start of devolution

Shaping the Future Together: Homeless Link’s strategy to end homelessness

Consultation launched on staff COVID-19 vaccines in care homes with older adult residents

Surge testing to be deployed in Finchley, Barnet

NHS Confederation - NHS provides huge amount but still faces major challenges

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

APM Project Management Awards 2021 – Open for entry!

Market Consultation: NEPO529 Events Management & Infrastructure

Small, lean, part-time – how Rewilding Britain tackles grassroots projects

WWF - Major businesses call for core environmental standards for food trade

CMA provisionally clears merger of Virgin and O2
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

What will central London look like in 100 years?

LGA responds to coronavirus grant scheme extension

EHRC statement on Covid status certification review

IFS - The Scottish Government’s tax and benefit policies are progressive but sometimes unnecessarily complicated

Factors influencing critical project decisions

Keep the Home Fires Burning: Why the Integrated Review Matters for the UK’s Domestic Response to Economic Crime

Zoom star Jackie Weaver and Institute for IT call for online council meetings in England to be made legal

Capita supports Ministry of Justice to deliver the first national rollout of sobriety tags in England

FCA bans and fines financial adviser £68,300 for lacking honesty and integrity

Treasury Committee launches inquiry into lessons from Greensill Capital

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.

Redstart UK 


 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


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Innovate UK news has moved
Businesses can now find Innovate UK stories about new initiatives and funding on the UKRI website.

Power roll: bringing cheap solar power to Africa and India
Supported by Innovate UK, Power Roll is developing, testing, and implementing lightweight, low-cost, flexible solar mini grid systems in India and Africa.

Global innovation: what support is available
Guidance on what help you can get from Innovate UK to innovate and grow your business overseas.

Innovate UK funding competition winners 2020
Details of Innovate UK funding competition winners informed in 2020.