Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Government publishes blueprint to protect UK from cyber threats

New Blueprint to protect UK from Cyber Threats

Government announces new national cyber strategy

UK Government releases National Cyber Strategy

The UK Government’s New Cyber Strategy: A Whole of Society Response

Public dialogue on location data ethics published

New TfL data shows huge increase in the proportion of journeys made on foot and by cycle during the pandemic
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Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

Statement on supporting visiting over the festive season

NHS delivers record daily number of boosters as vaccine drive surges forward

NHS COVID Pass for 12-15 year olds for international travel

Booster bookings surge as NHS accelerates COVID-19 vaccine campaign

NHS booster bookings open to every eligible adult

Daily rapid testing for COVID-19 contacts launches this week

Support package to protect care sector this winter

Public urged to get boosted as 22m top-up jabs delivered

NHS strikes deal to make phenylketonuria (PKU) drug available for all

11 countries removed from the UK’s red list

Prime Minister and Head of the NHS call for volunteers to support National Booster Effort
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Build Back Better Business Council meeting: 9 November 2021

Water market needs to deliver for all business customers

£1 million fund to support 500 unemployed people to start a business

Boost for Thames Estuary as Freeport opens for business

FSCS has confirmed that the 16 firms below have gone out of business

Ofwat finds business retail market continues to deliver benefits for larger customers, while competition is working less well for smaller customers
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

LGA: Extend outbreak funding as part of Plan B to protect local contact tracing support

TfL Statement - TfL Funding Update

Cell bound: Driver jailed for attempting to smuggle £650,000 of cocaine hidden in HGV battery compartment

New Zealand’s ban on tobacco sales will lead to “criminality and corruption”, warns IEA expert

£510 million to crackdown on benefits fraudsters

Latest update on licensing discussions with the European Union

Citizens steer net zero journey

Could gigabit broadband help to boost your home connection?

Ministers must act to prevent job losses as restrictions bite says TUC

Government consults on plans to strengthen controls on sale of explosive precursors

Wider range of services to be provided by pharmacies across Wales

Chief Inspector: Fire and Rescue Services are improving, but more change is urgently required

Armed Forces to support vaccination programme in Wales

Government plans for energy improvements in rental housing need rethink
SME Supplier Locator update...

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