Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Chatbots and virtual assistants for local authorities

Why use National Cyber Security Centre assured services to tackle new cyber security challenges?

First rate cyber apprenticeships recognised by UK experts

Collective action can spark innovation for data flows

New guidance for tech companies to protect people online

Oracle: How IT modernisation can free up the civil service to help ‘build back better’

Microsoft update on brute force and password spraying activity

NCSC joins US partners to expose global brute force campaign by Russian Intelligence Services

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

NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme jabs half of adults under 30

19 July remains our target date for ending restrictions

Robot helpers among showcase of digital innovations improving adult social care

How can I help someone sleeping rough in hot weather?

NICE opens consultation on draft pelvic floor dysfunction guideline recommendations

Social care Personal Assistants to receive £500 payment

Minister sets out next steps for Real Living Wage in social care

Most vulnerable could be offered booster COVID-19 vaccines from September

New services launched to help people achieve a healthier weight and improve wellbeing

£10,000 bursary for paramedic students

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

Funding will help convenience stores to stock local produce

Soaring sales seen as strongest in over four years

Welsh Government extends measures to protect businesses from eviction until end of September 2021

Business Rates Revaluations Consultation Launched

Common Framework for Public Procurement

New funding to support UK professional and business services regulators

We’re defending the UK as a safe place for business

Fairer energy deals for microbusinesses

New subsidy system to support UK jobs and businesses, boost the economy and strengthen the union

Full business rates discount continues in Wales

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

Consultation launched to identify infrastructure which can be utilised in UK’s Shared Rural Network

New source of gravitational waves discovered

Denmark's immigrants forced out by government policies

Manchester, Salford and Bolton travel restrictions lifted

Mobile connectivity revolution to boost the Union

How the international system should tackle climate risk

Supporting Edinburgh’s festivals

Education Secretary launches call for evidence on behaviour in schools

Industry helps shape the future of Multi-Domain Integration

The importance of accessibility in IT projects

Restraint must be monitored on a par with exclusions, says equality body

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.



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Where to start with: Gaining Access
We are excited to launch a brand new 'where to start with' series, which will take a look at some of the key topics and issues landlords are facing, and where to start with in addressing them. In this blog, we take a look at where to start with gaining access.

Renters' Reform Bill
With the abolishing of Section 21, landlords need to be assured they are able regain possession of their properties. The NRLA have worked with our membership and those across the sector, including senior members of the judiciary, to come up with proposals for the Renters' Reform Bill which work for both landlords and tenants.

Basic Electrical Awareness
Suitable for all types of property including, HMO and blocks, learn about EICR requirements and how to review a completed EICR, along with how to effectively maintain electrical installations and equipment.

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (AST)
Introduced in the Housing Act 1988, the assured shorthold tenancy agreement (AST) is the default type of tenancy in England and Wales. This page provides sample ASTs for members to use and guidance on when to use it.

Landlord Confidence Index Q4, 2020
Our Landlords’ Confidence Index (LCI) aims to provide a snapshot of landlord confidence.