Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC lifts lid on three random words password logic

Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework Alpha (Version 2)

Broadband rollout trial to target hard-to-reach homes through UK’s water pipes

Computer Science fastest growing STEM A level, says professional body for IT

Tech startups join UK cyber experts to address security challenges

Opportunity: Cyber Insurance - Deep Science Ventures

ICO consults on how organisations can continue to protect people’s personal data when it’s transferred outside of the UK

Email innovation simplifies takedown of cyber scams


There are many reasons why businesses need to secure sensitive or valuable information when collaborating inside and outside their organization – data regulations, industry compliance, protecting confidentiality or preventing unauthorized access to name a few.

In this guide, we outline some best practices for securing and protecting confidential information, highlight how easy it is for this information to be compromised when it is transferred and demonstrate how our portfolio of data security solutions can help.

Click here to download this essential guide to Protecting Your Confidential Information in Transit

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

Vaccines for 16-17 year olds

Two metre physical distancing will remain in health care

Top nurses praises first NHS cadets and urges young people to ‘join us’

Over 100 organisations and councils make the pledge to Support, not Deport, people sleeping rough

One million children and young people can get NHS COVID jab

IFS - Sajid Javid’s warning of a 13 million NHS waiting list is well within the realms of possibility

NHS Confederation - Backlogs of 13 million are ‘nightmare scenario’ that must be prevented

COVID-19 study finds lower prevalence in schools

NHS chief urges students to join health service as thousands collect results

3 in 4 UK adults receive both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine

Self-isolation removed for double jabbed close contacts from 16 August

NHS cuts waiting times despite busy summer period

Health and Social Care Secretary visits new Megalab

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

Hiring and developing IT service management talent

TRA recommendation on welded tubes and pipes measure is upheld

CMA requires Groupon to improve its treatment of customers

Building Stronger Procurement: the National Procurement Policy Statement and Civil Service Reform

Business Secretary calls on entrepreneurs to sign up for new course to hone their expertise

Anglesey Food Technology Centre key in creating hundreds of new jobs

UK Space Agency - Business growth scheme open to next group of space entrepreneurs

Commercial and procurement eLearning modules

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

Record numbers of students take up university places

Pete Rose Obituary

How to prepare for the M_o_R Practitioner exam

FSCS appoints new member to its Executive Team

Welsh Gower Salt Marsh Lamb first new registration under new UK Geographical Indication schemes

Publication of modern slavery offences data tables

UK calls for greater global ambition as UN finds world warming faster than previously estimated.

CMA ruling on energy network appeals is a “good result” for consumers, says Citizens Advice

PayPoint Plc following Competition Act investigation

Investigating the Sentencing Council’s impact in three key areas

Government must distance itself from “insulting and cowardly” comments on home working

Draft review finds that PR14 framework helped achieve better outcomes for customers and the environment

UK first - Gower Salt Marsh Lamb secures international protection

Expanding access to naloxone

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.

Morton Fraser Lawyers


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ESPO is a customer-focused, public sector owned professional buying organisation. We’re committed to getting the most for our customers by pursuing best practice in procurement, sourcing, supply chain partner support and management, contract management and EU compliance.


Hybrid mail and digital mailroom - helping public sector organisations save on mail

Switching to hybrid mail could easily save you up to 35% of your spend on mail activities. With organisations looking to switch to smarter ways of working, find out if moving to hybrid mail or a digital mailroom solution could work for your organisation and how we can help.

Greater support with procurement solutions
With the all new espo.org, we’ve waved goodbye to the lengthy paperwork associated with procurement solutions. All of the necessary documentation has been brought together in one place, creating a simple digital process to access everything you need, right at your fingertips.

Important update regarding Framework accounts on espo.org
Over the last week we will have completed the merge on organisation accounts for Framework users, bringing together individual users under the same organisation.

Challenges within the global supply market
At ESPO we pride ourselves on being able to support our public sector customers and always look to provide the best possible solutions to any problems that could impact on our service. This year we’re seeing unprecedented challenges within the global supply market, compounded by a number of ...

The EYFS Edit
If you are looking for new ways to enhance early years learning, why not browse our EYFS edit and be inspired with the hundreds of products we have to offer. To make it easier, we have colour-coded and categorised each of the seven key areas to ensure all bases of the EYFS framework are covered. ...