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Justice - ethnicity research and data: community engagement summary

How technology can help you beat the scammers

Intelligent thinking, shared learning, enabled services, quality outcomes, best social value for taxpayers.

Last year, the UK Government released its Social Value Model (SVM) with guidance in accordance with Procurement Policy Note 06/20 – taking account of social value in the award of central government contracts

This session is geared to project professionals interested in social value in Government contracts, whether Authority or supplier side.

The implications apply to all contract parties, including the tax payers' realisation of best social value for money following investment into this new approach to social value.


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One year anniversary of UK deploying Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

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NHS Confederation responds to Ministry of Defence support for London hospitals

NHS Confederation responds to PCR testing change

NHS Wales employees recognised in Queen’s New Year Honours

NHS Confederation response to PM Press Conference

NHS Confederation - Urgent steps needed now to avoid staffing crisis in the NHS

Ombudsman responds to findings of Health and Social Care Committee report: Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic

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Animal health and welfare plan key to Wales’ future – Rural Affairs Minister

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Businesses most impacted by Omicron variant to benefit from over £700 million as government delivers funding to local authorities

Maximising efficiency from contact centres and business services

Business Analysis: an Evolving Practice

British exporters, business leaders and trade professionals recognised in New Year Honours List 2022

Transport for London funding extension December 2021

Over £100m of new funding will help make schools and colleges Covid-secure

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Changes to LIBOR as of end-2021

Five Office for National Statistics names in New Year’s Honours

Big ambitions for Wee Forests

NATO trials Dstl standard for counter-drone systems

2021: the UK's weather in review

Better rail journeys sooner for Leeds, as £161 million upgrade delivered

IFG - Mixed progress on government manifesto pledges: half completed by many at risk

New UK Information Commissioner begins term

Dstl experts garner individual and collaborative awards in 2022 New Year Honours

Welsh Secretary celebrates New Year Honours recipients

Written Statement: Prioritising PCR Testing

New Year's message from Shavanah Taj

New laws to strengthen national security come into effect

Prime Minister pledges to build on Brexit achievements in 2022

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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