Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

What now for UK data protection laws?

How service providers can profitably ride the data wave and improve customer experience

Simpler broadband switching in as little as a day

Formula for success: Top schoolgirl codebreakers rewarded with trip to home of McLaren racing
Government Webinar Series - The Built Environment: Thu, Oct 21, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST

Thu, Oct 21, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST

Local Planning, highways, parking, regeneration schemes and estates management are being digitally transformed through location intelligence technology and in particular Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which enable the creation of interactive digital twins, often with 3D visualisations. 

Hear how Harrow council has recently built a full 3D digital twin of the borough, meaning planning can view properties alongside planning applications, highways can verify that street works have been delivered, and the council tax department can carry out remote property inspections – all using a single, accurate, up to date version of the truth.

Register now to secure your place.

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

Government seeks views on contingency proposals for certification

NHS Confederation - Healthcare leaders will welcome new advice on infection control measures, but Covid has not gone away

14 NHS trusts save £4 million on mobile voice and data services

Public Health Wales urges eligible people in Wales to have their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations

Independent review announced into response to Llwynhendy TB outbreak

Rate of mental disorders among children remained stable in 2021 after previous rise, report shows

Vaccination programme progression

A billion items of PPE issued to keep NHS and social care staff safe

WHO vaccination target for five childhood diseases met for tenth year but MMR remains below target

Landmark report reveals harms associated with gambling estimated to cost society at least £1.27 billion a year

People with advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer to get life-extending treatment
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Productive finance working group publishes recommendations addressing the barriers to investment in less liquid assets

Growth in retail sales and orders eases in year to September - CBI Monthly Distributive Trades Survey

Government response to Business Committee Industrial Policy report published

Your top 5 questions on energy prices answered

Offshore wind powers North-East jobs in a boost for UK supply chain

Business Department to consult on revised undertakings from Sepura Plc and Hytera Communications Corporation

UK Government and businesses must take decisive steps to boost sustainable consumption critical to protect global nature

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

Emerging tech in the energy and water sectors - Campaign Week - Call for Contributions!

Recorded crime remains at low levels

Long-term funding call to make Wales’ coal tips safe

Get ready for the return of the London Marathon this Sunday

Procurement and the pandemic: how CCS rose to the challenge of Covid-19

Vehicles seized as part of clampdown on illegal waste activities in Lincolnshire

£15 minimum wage would risk sharp rise in unemployment, says IEA expert

Improving ventilation to tackle COVID-19

Working Tax Credit customers must report changes to working hours

Failing social care system reflected in relentless rise in Ombudsman’s upheld complaints

£65 million National Lottery cash boost for communities in England

Justice Committee calls for root and branch reform of prison mental health support

PM meeting with representatives of Bereaved Families 4 Justice: 28 September 2021

Winners of £3 million zero emission flight aviation competition announced

Plans to unlock power of gene editing unveiled

New Hospitality Council to guide the sector's recovery

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.

PFS Limited


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