Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership with Australia

New look Cyber Essentials scheme supports organisations to stay ahead of the cyber threat

Building a cyber-resilient public sector

First ever Government Cyber Security Strategy to step up Britain’s defence and resilience

New smart devices cyber security laws one step closer

Government launches its own cyber security strategy


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

The key to effective shared decision making is to involve people in meaningful conversations about their choices

Update to CQC's regulatory approach: changes from 1 February

England returns to Plan A as regulations on face coverings and COVID Passes change today

Over 5,000 people enrolled in UK-wide study for antivirals

Selective laser therapy recommended to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension

New reforms to make consultant awards fairer and more accessible

SBRI Healthcare Awards £1 million to pioneering innovations to support the delivery of a net zero NHS

Hundreds of thousands more dental appointments to help recovery of services

The case for commissioning Housing First through Rough Sleeping Initiative budgets

Public urged to sign-up to world-first COVID-19 antiviral study

UK open for travel with all restrictions removed for eligible vaccinated arrivals

NHS Confederation response to mandatory vaccinations for health and social care staff in England
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Credit protection changes mark significant step forward for business customers

Business Secretary opens latest meeting of the Critical Minerals Expert Committee

Business Wales boost to Welsh economy worth £790 million a year by mid 2021

Seafood sector set to benefit as UK starts Greenland trade talks

Royal Navy strikes £15 million blow to Gulf drugs trade

Funding for sustainable islands

Funding boost to Citizens Advice to deliver ‘Help to Claim’ Universal Credit support

Welsh hospices’ funding to increase

£17m funding for collaborative data research in Wales

£6 million in National Lottery funding goes to support UK communities to tackle climate change by reducing waste
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Extra £4.5 million investment in sporting facilities key to recover from pandemic, Dawn Bowden

Suspected drug trafficker named in Most Wanted campaign

Ofcom to investigate Channel 4 over subtitle problems

Wales completes move to alert level 0

Over £41 million compensation offered to the Windrush generation

UK supports international efforts to protect over 500,000 km of ocean with £2M investment

GCS Wellbeing group

Storm Malik named by Danish Met Service

The Party’s Over: Confiscating Proceeds of Crime and Corruption in the UK

techUK Summary: MOD SME Action Plan 2022

MPs should reject “cynical and ideological” anti-union rules, TUC urges

Encouraging signs for economic recovery

Monthly GDP Estimates for November

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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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Draft Business Plan 2022 to 2025 for consultation
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Multi-million-pound upgrades transform Scrabster Harbour
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World nuclear chief praises Sellafield progress
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