Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC & KMPG UK launch results of second cyber Diversity and Inclusion Survey

techUK, UKIBC and NASSCOM develop joint position paper to drive growth in digital trade

Future Tech Forum - Opening Keynote

Update to the Cyber Essentials technical controls

UKRI targets net zero computing

One Login for Government: December 2021 update

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

LGA responds to extension of booster vaccines to those aged 18-39 and second doses for 12 to 15 year olds

NHS Confederation responds to latest JCVI guidance on COVID-19 vaccines

Over 600 people set to benefit from innovative lung cancer treatment within the Cancer Drugs Fund

Minister launches ‘Ending Homelessness Action Plan’ with new funding for private rented sector to play their part

New Plan for endoscopy and urology

NHS Confederation - The NHS will do all it can to expand the vaccination programme

Oral statement to update on the Omicron variant

Health and Social Care Secretary statement 30 November

Homeless Link responds to year on year homeless deaths statistics falling for the first time since 2014

All adults to be offered COVID-19 boosters by end of January

Over £23 million investment to end new HIV infections by 2030
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Welsh Government issues direction for the closure of Cinema & Co in Swansea

UK Government announces biggest investment into Welsh tidal power

DIT removes 20% more trade barriers to unlock major markets for British business

Port equipment merger raises competition concerns

New food and drink vision launched as Winter Fair returns

UK impact startups raise £2 billion to solve the world’s greatest challenges

CMA directs Facebook to sell Giphy

Service sector continues its recovery in the quarter to November, but costs see record growth – CBI

Strong growth in private sector activity continues into three months to November

UK helps broker groundbreaking WTO agreement set to cut cost of global services trade by £113 billion

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

CMA hosts first two-day digital summit of G7 competition heads

200,000 Baby Boxes delivered

Is sovereign debt impeding Africa's COVID-19 recovery?

Islamist terrorist group Hamas banned in the UK

Union Connectivity Review plans overhaul to Welsh transport

Communities across UK receive £3.4bn of National Lottery cash in five years

Virtual reality: job inductions in the pandemic and beyond

Convicted human trafficker to be removed from UK for third time

How inclusive services help us to deliver effectively

General Practice support over Winter and beyond

Measures against Omicron variant come into effect: 30 November 2021

Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce meeting, 25 November 2021
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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 More contributions to the Brexit process

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The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) new guidance ‘Consumer vulnerability: A guide to identifying consumers who may be vulnerable’ outlines the reasons why a consumer may find themselves in a vulnerable situation, explains the different types of vulnerability, and provides useful resources such as a checklist to make sure such consumers are given support.

Click here to view and download the guidance