Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

UK and allies expose Iranian state agency for exploiting cyber vulnerabilities for ransomware operations

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and GCHQ

NCSC launches package of support to help retailers protect themselves and their customers online

Microsoft backs new Northern Ireland initiative to tackle gender diversity gap in cyber security

Women’s Land Army index cards online at Ancestry

Our new first of its kind agreement, specifically for big data and analytics services and software, goes live

ICO launches second consultation on the draft Data protection and journalism code

Celebrating women in software engineering this National Coding Week

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

NICE approves routine use of drug combination for advanced breast cancer

Comment from NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard following the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen

Welsh public survey reveals perceived harmful impacts of climate change on mental health and cost of living

Free fundraising places available for The London Walk 2023

Health and Social Care Secretary sets out plan for patients with new funding to bolster social care over winter

Homeless Link responds to Kerslake Commission warning of homelessness ‘catastrophe’

Leaving the EU has changed the way in which Wales collaborates on global infectious disease preparedness, prevention and response

Adapting homelessness provision for people with learning disabilities: "people understanding special needs helps"

Annual data on hospital admissions published: statistical press release

Welsh Government response to latest NHS Wales performance data

Reimagining health: a framing paper

World’s first International Plant Health Conference to set global agenda on biosecurity and address challenges in plant health

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

IEA expert responds to Energy Bill Relief Scheme for businesses

PM opening remarks at business leader roundtable

UK business investment fell to lowest rate in the G7 after corporation tax cut to 19 per cent, IPPR finds

Government outlines plans to help cut energy bills for businesses

Interest rate increased on the Court Funds Office special and basic accounts

New one-stop page for net zero grants and funding for public sector initiatives

Funding boost for protection systems for the British Army

New Economic Crime Bill includes plans to expand SFO’s investigative powers

Welsh Economy Minister's response to UK Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme

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

Welsh community groups kickstart innovative engagement projects

Revised timetable for election of Committee Chairs announced

Deep concern at Retained EU Law Bill

Head teacher jailed for messages grooming at least 131 children worldwide

Broad comparability

Mini-budget is “Robin Hood in reverse” says TUC

"Exciting new era for education in Wales” as schools embrace new Curriculum

Manufacturers expect a sharp fall in output in next three months - CBI/Accenture Industrial Trends Survey

Action on long waits

Homes for displaced people from Ukraine

RUSI launches NextGen networking initiative

UK government ‘embedding unfairness’ in latest financial statement

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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