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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Keeping Britain’s railway safe from cyber threats

Tough new rules confirmed to protect UK telecoms networks against cyber attacks

Becoming a Truly Data Led Justice System

ICO acting against eight individuals over alleged theft of road traffic accident data from garages

Companies House: File Companies House accounts early and online to avoid penalties

“Children are better protected online in 2022 than they were in 2021” - ICO marks anniversary of Children’s code

Work begins on first major broadband upgrade under £5 billion Project Gigabit

Equality watchdog takes action to address discrimination in use of artificial intelligence

 

Scotland’s understaffed Public Sector is struggling – Conversational AI can fill the gap

Webinar: 7th September - Register

The Scottish public sector is critically understaffed. Meanwhile, the demand for services is growing; causing a reduction in service levels and customer experience, and ultimately leading to increased stress of existing staff. The only way to bridge the gap is Conversational AI.  

During our Webinar, you will hear how Conversational AI can rescue Scotland’s public services by deflecting up to 40% of contact requests, enabling users to self-serve 24/7 in the most effective way. 

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

Folic acid added to flour to prevent brain and spinal conditions in foetuses

2021 Annual Review of Support for Single Homeless People in England

Consultation launched on NHS pension changes to boost winter workforce

Warning to public that 'prescription' sedatives sold online carry serious health risks

NICE recommends transplant with good bacteria taken from poo to resolve recurrent Clostridium difficile infections

HRT Taskforce presents recommendations to support future supply

Tens of thousands of people sign up to careers in the NHS

Retiring NHS staff helped to return to workplace

Audit Wales - Continued COVID-19 response alongside growing patient demand keeps NHS funding growing as three health boards breach financial duties again

Progress on health, housing and employability support for veterans

Money and Mental Health Policy Institute super-complainant application

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

Wales’ Economy Minister demands UK Government intervention to reduce energy and fuel prices for Welsh businesses

Community support funding announced for people of Liverpool

National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland Committee members announced

Over £4 million in National Lottery funding awarded to community groups across Wales

Community groups receive £853k backing from the Scottish Land Fund

Museums and galleries urged to sign up for VAT refund to support free entry for the public

Commission repeats call for "urgent and fundamental reform" of local transport funding

£600,000 in refunds over NatWest ‘bundling’

New National Lottery funded project gives a voice to Scottish carers

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

Independent investigation into incident on Kingston Bridge

APM Volunteer Achievement Awards 2022

Rain to reign as low-pressure dominates the forecast

Millions invested to support female offenders

New portal for Change of Personal Circumstance (CPC) forms

FSA Board meeting papers published for September 2022

Councils cannot allow multiple care home contracts to run in tandem

Wrexham becomes Wales’s seventh city

NRLA responds to launch of Decent Homes Standard consultation

Brave, inspirational and selfless acts recognised with new Home Secretary commendation

UKRI unveils detailed plans for research and innovation

 
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.

ShredMaster Ltd

 

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Rental Reform
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Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (AST)
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