Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

NCSC CEO delivers international speech on securing the Internet of Things and smart cities

‘Biggest cyber risk is complacency, not hackers’ - UK Information Commissioner issues warning as construction company fined £4.4 million

States’ use of cyber operations

Why we need more women in cyber-security

Broadband speeds jump by 20% as nine in 10 homes take superfast packages

What is the Role of Ethical AI in Safeguarding Children? A CESIUM Case Study

Computer hacker of famous musicians’ digital accounts is jailed

Rejoining the Digital Workplace as a Part Time Developer

The Digital Strategy for Defence: A review of early implementation

Free digital platform is music to the ears of teachers and pupils

ITIL best practice – a core competency in digital services

Report: Consumers ‘at risk’ if Digital Markets Unit not given teeth, say MPs
Calling all UK Government Regulators!  The Government Regulatory Technology Survey 2022 is now open.

Calling all UK Government Regulators! The Government Regulatory Technology Survey 2022 is now open.

Regulators are increasingly adopting regulatory technology (RegTech) but there is no industry-scale view of:

  • which types of technology are being adopted most frequently;
  • the most common benefits; and
  • the biggest barriers to further adoption.

This survey aims to answer these very questions for the UK regulatory community.

If you’re involved in government regulation, your experience and expertise would be greatly appreciated if you have 15 minutes to spare. Take the survey today. *

*All respondents will receive a pre-release copy of the survey report, plus an invitation to a dedicated online forum to unpack the survey findings in full.

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

Major reforms to NHS tech agenda accelerated

NHS launches laser beam brain surgery to treat epilepsy

NHS turbocharges efforts to end new cases of HIV with drug deals

Protect your child from polio risk

The Unhealthy State of Homelessness

Decrease in detentions under Mental Health Act from 2020-21 to 2021-22: statistical press release

Communities' voices put centre stage to boost lives of future generations

NHS hits 10 million booster milestone

Gridlocked health and care system leading to deterioration in people’s access to and experience of care

NHS launches recruitment drive for tens of thousands of nurses, amid record staff vacancies

CQC reports on its review of NHS Blood and Transplant

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

New era of austerity threatens jobs, businesses and public services – Welsh Finance Minister

Retail sales recover from last month's decline - CBI monthly Distributive Trades Survey

International Trade Committee: Mechanisms for trade deal scrutiny not fit for purpose

New Zealand trade deal: MPs call for analysis of risk to UK food security

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

Government and BBC respond to Committee’s report on BBC future funding

Brazil’s new president inherits huge economic challenges

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

The Princess Royal visits Uganda

New report shows scale of UK Government promotion of Scotland abroad

Bar Council Employed Bar Awards

The Children’s Commissioner’s vision for care leavers

Building resilience across East Africa through the production and communication of seasonal forecasts

Statement on the Chief of the Defence Staff’s call with the Russian Chief of the General Staff

British Library to work with The National Archives and Jisc to deliver Discovering Collections: Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference

More than £20 million awarded for UK theoretical physics

United Kingdom reiterates strong anti-whaling stance at International Whaling Commission

Enhanced employment and enterprise bureaus to help young people prepare for the world of work

Nottinghamshire gun smuggler sentenced

SME Supplier Locator update...

With the officially stated target and ongoing drive for SME’s to receive £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts, UK public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase.

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.

Plansafe Solutions Ltd


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