Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Digital Ethics Summit 2021: What did we learn?

£900,000 boost for broadband projects in Powys

Next step in plans for gigabit broadband in new-build homes

Scotland lagging behind but data-driven productivity push can level the playing-field
Government Webinar Series - Climate Change and Public Health

27th January 2022 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Climate change will present a host of new challenges to public health- with the potential to broaden health inequalities and increase demand on our healthcare systems.

Location intelligence plays a key role in helping us understand these impacts and generate insights, enabling leaders to make informed decisions. 

Register hereto hear from experts on how location intelligence is crucial for health services to mitigate these challenges and make proactive interventions.

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

Top NHS doctor warns COVID jab ‘stragglers’ do not delay

Uptake of COVID-19 vaccine doses soars in week before Christmas

NHS App turns three with 22 million users

NHS Urges Hundreds Of Thousands To Have A ‘Jabby New Year’

One year anniversary of UK approving Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

NHS plans new Nightingale facilities in response to Omicron

NHS jingle jabs delivers tens of thousands lifesaving vaccines

All adults in England offered COVID-19 booster vaccine

Grab an NHS booster with a bhaji this Christmas

Government sets clear ambition to close gender health gap

As overnight temperatures drop below freezing, a new survey reveals that two thirds of UK adults don’t feel confident in knowing how to help someone sleeping rough
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Distributed ledger technology: member states endorse agreement reached with European Parliament

Daisy Chain: member states ready to negotiate with European Parliament

EU continues supporting education of refugees and addressing migration in Turkey with additional €560 million

State aid: Commission endorses the new Guidelines on State aid for Climate, Environmental protection and Energy

Council signs off clearer and more flexible rules on hired lorries

Strengthening EU resilience: Council adopts negotiating mandate on the resilience of critical entities

A new EU policy to support Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of former combatants

2021 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard remains robust in ICT, health and green sectors

Report shows European Structural and Investment Funds have European added value by supporting investment and helping companies, workers and citizens in coping with the pandemic *
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Budget to build stronger, fairer, greener Wales

CBI: Manufacturing activity strengthens but stock adequacy another record low

Education Secretary calls for ex-teachers to return to classrooms

Bolton company who put community at risk from rats and fire are prosecuted by the Environment Agency

Written warnings for four GMP officers following investigation into death of Andre Moura

Russian treaty proposals hark back to post-Cold War era

A new deal for tenants

Devon and Cornwall police officer given final written warning following 2020 pursuit in Torquay

New tool to support sentencing in the Crown Court

Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report

Christmas outlook

Creating specialist skills in the service management office
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.

Taylor & Co


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

Please choose from the links below to view individual sections of interest:

Find out about your obligations and how to comply, including protecting personal information and providing access to official information.


New UK Information Commissioner begins term
John Edwards begins his new role as UK Information Commissioner today (Tuesday 4 January).

ICO and NHS Test and Trace agree data protection improvements following consensual audit
The ICO has issued NHS Test and Trace with recommendations to strengthen the protection of people’s personal data, so it can continue to  play a vital role in tackling the pandemic.

Looking after your customers’ personal data when you are required to complete COVID status checks – Advice for organisations
This guidance is for organisations required to conduct COVID-19 status checks. You should check government guidance to determine whether your organisation is required to conduct checks.

ICO invites comments on how it uses its powers to investigate, regulate and enforce
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation to gather the views of stakeholders and the public on how it regulates the laws it monitors and enforces.

Meet the Commissioner
For the Public

Your right to get copies of your data

Your right to get your data deleted

Your right to data portability