Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Cyber Resilience Strategy for Defence

techUK, UKIBC and NASSCOM publish a joint position paper on the importance of data transfers for UK-India digital trade

Stop collecting large amounts of personal data about rape and sexual assault victims

Broadband schemes receive £9 million funding boost

Rural areas in Cornwall set for £36 million broadband boost

More than 900 public buildings in Northern Ireland get broadband boost

Levelling up push sees more than 5,000 public buildings plugged into high-speed broadband

AOVPN DPC Webinar Q&A: Richard Hicks and Leo D’Arcy

FINAL CALL! Always On VPN Webinar: Tuesday 7th June 2pm GMT

Join us next month for a live Q&A with Enterprise Mobility Expert & author of Implementing Always On VPN (AOVPN),Richard Hicks!

He’ll be joining our Head of Identity and AccessLeo D’Arcyto talk all things AOVPN, along with an open live Q&A session.

The webinar session will cover:

  • An overview of AOVPN DPC (Dynamic Profile Configurator)
  • Advanced use cases for DPC
  • An open Q&A with Leo and Richard for any of your AOVPN or DPC questions.

Register for the UK session: Tues June 7th - 2pm BST

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

Homeless Link joins Renters Reform Coalition

Homelessness Workforce Survey 2022 launched

NICE recommends potentially life-changing treatment for people with short bowel syndrome

Replacing the Vagrancy Act?

CQC welcomes improvements and rates the forensic inpatient or secure wards at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

CQC takes action at Greater Manchester neuro care and assessment centre

New Director of Science, Research and Evidence will help lead National Institute for Health and Care Research

UK's public health agencies issue Monkeypox guidance to control spread in the community

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

HMRC urges businesses to move to new customs IT platform now to continue trading

Minister recognises the value of Defence Business Services Veterans UK first hand

Audit regime overhaul to help restore trust in big business

Woodland projects across England to receive funding for jobs, training and increasing tree cover

Dormant accounts funding for Scottish youth projects hits £50 million mark

Platinum Jubilee fund creates boost for village halls

Innovation fund launches to support Ukrainian armed forces

New homeowners warned over tax refund claims
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Residential rehabilitation study published.

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test by North Korea: G7 foreign ministers' statement, 30 May 2022

Live stream ‘Closing the Gap: Inequality in Sport and Physical Activity’ event

Economy grows 1.0% in the first quarter of 2022

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics updated for the 2021 Season

CMA requires CHC to unwind helicopter services deal

Fun things to do for the Jubilee!

GDP increases by 1% in first quarter of 2022

Private sector activity expected to flatline over next three months - CBI Growth Indicator

Urdd Youth Theatre to return to the limelight

Citizens Advice responds to Ofcom's investigation into Royal Mail's quality of service performance in 2021-22

First migrants set for Rwanda to be given final notice

Former South Yorkshire officer jailed for supplying drugs following investigation directed by IOPC

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.

Holland & Johnston Ltd


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