Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Public sent phoney PayPal security texts

Scaling and Accelerating AI - The Assurance Challenge

New plans to boost cyber resilience of UK’s critical supply chains

National Data Strategy Forum launched to help UK become “the world’s number one data destination”

Data Sharing Code of Practice is laid before Parliament

All reporting firms moved to FCA’s new data collection platform RegData

Have your say in this year's Cyber Security Diversity & Inclusion Survey

Government launches its response to the National Data Strategy


Thu, May 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST

Where we work has changed, it’s no longer where you go, it’s what you do. 

However, the rush to the home office left many employees working from home in environments that were not designed for a day’s work and therefore risk causing them aches and pains. 

Join us for this 2nd webinar in the "Working like a pro" series which will explore some new research on health and wellbeing in the home office, and some insights on how organisations can make the home office as healthy and comfortable as head office.

We’ll be giving away 3x £100 vouchers to random attendees, so make sure you register today!

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

JCVI advice to mitigate impact of B1.617.2 variant

More than 600,000 NHS Covid Jabs Booked in 48 Hours

NHS Confederation welcomes Health and Social Care Committee report on White Paper proposals

More than 20 million UK adults receive both doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The King's Fund responds to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report into the government’s proposals for the reform of health and social care

Patients Association welcomes restoration of in-person GP appointments

Ambulance iPads improve patient care under NHS Long Term Plan

PPE contract legal challenge

New series of Full Digital Breakfast events launched by NHS Digital

One million admissions linked to obesity in 2019/20 new data reveals

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

CBI joins Growing Business Awards judging panel

Our Brand New 2021/22 Corporate Catalogue Has Arrived

Three ways culture impacts project delivery performance in the nuclear industry, and what we can do about it

LGA - Offices left empty by COVID-19 could result in surge in substandard home conversions

UK prepares to launch new trade deal negotiations with Canada and Mexico

Business Department and Home Office to open up almost 3,000 Civil Service job roles outside of London

Business Secretary co-chairs second UK Steel Council meeting of 2021: 19 May

Impact of Coronavirus on businesses and workers response published

Here To Help With Our Procurement Solutions Reference Guide

How contracting and procurement disciplines helped the UK avoid vaccine supply problems

NEPO Business Club Case Study: Gaining the confidence to compete

New round of funding to support innovation in every corner of the UK

5 things businesses need to do to supply to the public sector

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

The vital role of the academic community in delivering COP26 aims

Five-year mission to create 3D map of the universe begins

COVID-19 Charter for holidaymakers launched

Getting the most from Learning at Work 2021

The Israeli–Gaza Clashes: A New Chapter or Same Old Story?

Two Metropolitan Police Service officers found guilty of assault

Anticipatory Grief - the pain of an impending loss

Privatisation of Channel 4 is long overdue, says IEA expert

National Taskforce for Human Rights Report Recommendations - Easy Read

Water sector to plunge £2.8 billion into the green recovery

FCA announces plans to stop CMC phoenixing

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.

Kimble Roden Architects Ltd


 More contributions to the Brexit process

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


Amex fined for sending four million unlawful emails
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined American Express Services Europe Limited (Amex) £90,000 for sending more than four million marketing emails to customers who did not want to receive them.

ICO and CMA set out blueprint for cooperation in digital markets
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have published a joint statement, setting out their shared views on the relationship between competition and data protection in the digital economy.

ICO takes action against contact tracing QR code provider
The ICO has fined a company for sending direct marketing emails to people who provided their personal data for contact tracing purposes.

Data Sharing Code of Practice is laid before Parliament
ICO statement in response to the Government laying the Data Sharing Code of Practice before Parliament on 18 May 2021.

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