Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Highlands opens largest IT service centres in Europe

Why the UK must rise to the million-qubit challenge

The path forward for consolidating the commercialisation of Quantum Technologies in Europe

Cloud Computing and Data costs to be covered under expanded R&D tax credit


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

Black women experiencing homelessness are invisible

Top NHS doc encourages parents to book children in for COVID jab during half-term

LGA responds to Home Care Association report on social care pay

Audit Wales - NHS bodies in Wales prioritised staff wellbeing during the pandemic, but longer-term challenges remain

Increased infections, declining temperatures and stretched resources; a national ambivalence around emergency provision this winter

NHS invites another two million for vital booster

NHS Confederation - Staff are the most important thing in the NHS

Improving energy efficiency in Welsh homes critical for health and well-being

Over 800,000 COVID-19 booster jabs delivered in three days

Around half of people in England now have access to digital healthcare

How Network Rail used recycled plastic for railway sleepers

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

New funding to boost innovative seaweed business

EU Horizon approval delays hurting British research and business

House buyers and businesses warned of payment diversion fraud

United Kingdom - Chile Trade Dialogue Ministerial Joint Statement

Future funding for nuclear plants

A stronger economy for the British people

Budget is business friendly, but won't deliver high investment, high productivity economy

Business department to bring over 400 key central government jobs to Salford by 2025

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

National drive for women and girls in sport

Government takes out first nationwide injunction against climate activists blocking key roads

Minimum wage rise is vital but more immediate help needed with cost of living – TUC

CMA opens investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network

Catch up now: GCS Monthly Meet-up with Simon Baugh

Economy Committee Examines Bill on Price Tariff for Electricity Microgeneration

Adam Smith Inst - Global minimum tax could cost Britain billions

Citizens Advice - Support for low-income renters is good news, but scale of challenge means it’s not enough

A new model of innovation to realise the UKs science superpower potential

Flu and COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

September 2021 Transaction Data

Space weather experts convene for landmark conference

Stakeholder management – reassurance for projects and programmes

Committee urges NI Secretary to put human rights at heart of Protocol debate

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:

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