Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC joins US partners to promote understanding and mitigation of Russian state-sponsored cyber threats

FCA to review competition concerns in wholesale data markets

Struggling to afford your phone or broadband service? A 'social tariff' could help

Cyber voyeur hacked computers to spy on victims

Leading fire and rescue services across the UK are embracing digital transformation...
Don’t be left behind.

The firefighters performing essential duties in your community deserve the best possible support – and that means choosing IT systems that benefit your entire service.

Using Software as a Service (SaaS) ERP for back-office functions, for example, can boost staff productivity, reduce costs, ensure compliance and support remote working.

Having delivered SaaS ERP solutions to multiple fire and rescue services across the UK, we at TechnologyOne recognise the individual challenges you face. We have experts who have stood in your shoes and performed the role you now perform.

In our latest video, Kerr McColl calls on his 20 years’ experience of working as a Systems Manager in Fire and Rescue to discuss:

  • The biggest challenges that fire and rescue services face today
  • What are the key risks and dangers of not embracing digital transformation?
  • His own first-hand experience of the crucial role technology plays in supporting firefighters and keeping communities safe.

Simply click here to watch the video and access our UK fire and rescue resources hub, including a case study on how we’ve significantly boosted efficiency and agility at one of the UK’s largest fire and rescue services

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

Slow but determined change: Facing up to non-UK national homelessness

Health and Social Care Secretary oral statement 13 January 2022

Oral statement on the government's COVID-19 response

New campaign launched to help parents improve children's diet

Record number of NHS ambulance call outs for life-threatening conditions in December, despite jump in Omicron absences

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam to step down as Deputy Chief Medical Officer in March 2022

Now is the time to talk to your council about their RSI funding plans

Self-isolation for those with COVID-19 can end after five full days following two negative LFD tests

More than 1.2 million vaccine appointments available this week

More than 40 million people have now had a second jab after bumper week

‘Miracle’ Cystic Fibrosis Treatment For Children on The NHS

Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

London council set to learn from how it handled COVID business grants

Renewable Energy Business Guidance Consultation

UK launches India negotiations to kick off 5-star year of trade

Public funding for cricket must depend on progress to tackle racism

National effort to vaccinate vulnerable communities receives funding boost

More funding for nature restoration

£65 million of new funding to help colleges and universities reach net zero

Finance ministers call for Covid funding flexibility

Finance Ministers seek Covid funding flexibility

Delight for Welsh sight charity UCAN Productions after being awarded £165,000 of National Lottery funding

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

Plan to ease alert level 2 protections announced

Connected Home Technology in 2022

Staff joining social care to have fees waived

Emergency pesticide authorisation approved to protect sugar beet if specific conditions are met

CBI strengthens East of England leadership team

New Drug Deaths Taskforce Chair

India-UK Joint Media Statement on Launch of Negotiations

Durham Constabulary has improved child protection, but more work is needed

New alignments are looming in the South China Sea

European Statutory Instruments Committee publishes Ninth report

Connecting Diverse Voices celebrates its most successful year to date

Government teams with charity Scope on Disabled Persons Passenger Charter

New Children’s Commissioner for Wales announced

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.

Fabric Building Surveyors Ltd


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