Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

UK – US joint statement on deepening the data partnership

Barriers to project data analytics and how to overcome them

Digital technology switch-on launches local radio revolution

Strategic Command Strategy – techUK Summary

World-class mine-hunting technology delivered to Royal Navy

US and UK to partner on prize challenges to advance Privacy-Enhancing Technologies


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

Prime Minister confirms move to Plan B in England

Speech by President von der Leyen at the Fourth European Education Summit: The Next Decade of European Education

Latest Quarterly Housing Statistics, December 2021

New prison strategy to rehabilitate offenders and cut crime

CMA finds Veolia / Suez merger raises competition concerns

NHS Confederation - National bodies rally together to keep the public safe this winter: It’s #NotTooMuchToMask

ESRC publishes response to review of PhD in the social sciences

2020-21 Appeal Statistics

Report into remote consultations published

Stronger protections for parcel customers

Targeted Financial Sanctions: A Key Tool to Disrupt Illegal Wildlife Trade?

New measures to boost UK telecoms security

Child health hearing services under review
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

RPA begins to make payments to thousands of rural businesses

Commission makes software available to all to benefit businesses, innovators and areas of public interest

Ofwat proposes a small and temporary adjustment to business retail price caps due to excess Covid-19 bad debt costs

Could the notion of ‘purposeful business’ provide a way forward for digital ethics?

Support for fishing businesses and coastal communities

Booster for business investment needed to sustain the recovery & unleash UK's potential - CBI Economic Forecast

Government and business must work together to accelerate economic recovery amidst fierce battle for investment

Trade Secretary to boost transatlantic trade and investment on first US visit

Readout of International Trade Secretary meeting with US Trade Representative

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

PCCs welcome national plan to cut drugs supply and demand, and invest in rehabilitation

Bereaved partners urged to come forward for more support

£6.82m to support music and arts in new curriculum

CCW | Official News Release

Building Digital UK to become executive agency of DCMS

More than 1,000 trees to be planted in Suffolk

Advanced ‘detect and destroy’ air defence system launched

FCA launches discussion on improving the financial services compensation framework

New wetland habitats created in Norfolk

Appeal for more vaccinators to come forward

National Consumer Week: CTSI warns public of 'greenwashing' pitfalls

IPPR Scotland responds to Draft Budget

Commission welcomes political agreement to ensure EU travellers can continue to benefit from free roaming

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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GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search


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TSI represents trading standards professionals working in the UK and overseas - in local authorities, business and consumer sectors and central government.


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