Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Students tackle tech innovation challenge set by UK cyber experts

NCSC advises organisations to act following Russia’s attack on Ukraine

Tech-savvy schools gain recognition from UK experts for championing cyber skills

Working together against cyber crime

Government launches consultation on national Cyber-Physical Infrastructure

Tougher telecoms security rules to defend UK from cyber attacks

techUK joins global industry in raising concerns over India’s new Data Protection Bill (DPB)

UK public sector is full steam ahead on National Data Strategy


We're holding our second webinar for public sector procurement professionals!

This next instalment of our Progressive Procurement series has taken into account the amazing feedback we received from our previous attendees. With 44% of respondents stating that they feel that buyer-supplier relationships have not changed or worsened since COVID-19, we wanted to highlight the barriers that buyers face.

Book your free seat at  'Progressive Procurement: How public sector buyers overcome supplier barriers', held on Thursday 24th March, 11am until 12noon:  Find out more and register

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

New campaign promotes advice to introduce babies to solid food

Staff honoured for COVID response in NHS parliamentary awards

Regulations making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment to end

New online system launched for ongoing provision of free PPE to continue protecting our workforce and communities

Government to crack down on unregulated cosmetic procedures

Hundreds of patients to benefit from revolutionary lung cancer drug on the NHS

Major drive launched to recruit NHS reservists

NHS Chief launches new campaign to combat the fear of Cancer

NHS offers jabs at hundreds of schools as double jabbed 12 to 15s tops three quarters of a million

ICO reprimands Scottish Government over need to be upfront about NHS Scotland COVID Status app’s use of people’s details

NHS Confederation - Covid: Protective measures must be eased gradually
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

Ofwat to temporarily increase business retail price caps by 0.49% due to Covid-19 bad debts

Trade Secretary visits Tokyo to deepen UK-Japan trade and investment ties

techUK and SGTech begin international partnership to promote digital trade cooperation

EAC calls for progress update on assessing environmental impact of trade deals and domestic tax measures

UK-New Zealand trade deal lacks important protections for workers, says TUC

UK and New Zealand sign comprehensive trade deal

Committee Finds Sports Sustainability Fund of £23 million Did Not Adhere to Best Practice

TfL Statement - TfL Funding Update (25th February)

£288 million fund opens for green heating projects

LGA responds to new adoption funding

Childcare Offer extended as providers receive funding boost.
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support in low income households: evaluation

UK government to assess whether Online Sales Tax could address tax imbalance reported by retail sector

IOPC issues findings following Darren Brown inquest conclusion

The bleakest assessment yet of climate change risk

UK forces arrive to reinforce NATO’s eastern flank

Stop trading with Russia

Update about actions to support Ukraine

Public backing for Anne’s Law

Charity regulator finds repeated and significant failings at former Birmingham school

UK backs ambitious global action to tackle plastic pollution

Long-term plan to live with coronavirus safely

Tower site sale to address concerns in telecoms merger

Investigation concludes following fatal police pursuit in Manchester

Dental services for all

New report reveals how £530 million investment has helped put the ‘great’ back into ‘the great outdoors’

Supporting Gaelic communities

Metropolitan Police officer jailed for misconduct in public office

UK and Japan forge closer links on telecoms
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.

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