Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Social media users set to benefit from new hidden advertising protections

UK and Japan strengthen cooperation in the area of digital government

Digital Project Wins International Award

Helping the public sector move to the cloud on their digital transformation journey

Children’s Services: Harnessing digital and data to improve outcomes

Research to ensure digital technologies work for society


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

Tackling trauma to help end homelessness

Towards a new partnership – NICE and the Voluntary and Community Sector

NICE conditionally recommends digital cognitive behaviour therapies for use in the NHS to help children and young people with symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety

Latest obesity figures for England show a strong link between children living with obesity and deprivation

NHS prostate cancer treatments surge in England

Made with Care campaign highlights opportunities for careers in care

NHS Confederation - Everyone should have equal and high-quality access to health care.

Healthcare awareness campaign launched

Unwritten blanket rules on inpatient mental health wards

New healthcare centre of excellence for Gwynedd: Siemens Healthineers to upgrade Llanberis facility and invest in new jobs with Welsh Government support

Access to counsellors in secondary schools and children and young people’s community mental health services: summary report - July to December 2021

Mental Health Act Reform – Children and Young People

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

IPPR - Revealed: UK government has £90bn ‘fiscal space’ in 2023 to support people and businesses through the cost-of-living crisis

Creative businesses across the UK receive funding boost and government backing to spur future growth

Rogue Traders cash in on victims as the cost-of-living crisis continues

Trade Secretary sets out plan to 'future-proof UK economy'

Trade Secretary's speech at the Green Trade & Investment Expo

Minister Hands: Chatham House Global Trade Conference 2022 speech

Update on the Big Nature Impact Fund

New sports fund to tackle youth crime

Over £700k in contracts awarded to fund innovations that remotely monitor legacy nuclear sites

£11 million National Lottery funding to keep vital community services running across Scotland

Interest rates rise: “deeper economic peril” on the cards next year if spending also cut, warns IPPR

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

Secretary of State for NI, Rt Hon Chris Heaton-Harris MP - Statement

Young people to have their say at COP27

TUC: 3 in 10 night-workers earn less than £10 an hour

Greater Manchester Police removed from enhanced monitoring

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs annual report and accounts 2021-22

Secretary of State says education key to marking 25th anniversary of Belfast Good Friday Agreement

UK-Malaysia joint statement at Joint Committee

Youth Assembly all set for Fourth Plenary

The impact of COVID-19: conversations with faith communities

Inquest concludes following police shooting of Yassar Yaqub

Two offenders receive increased sentences for violent offending

Serial romance fraudster scammed over £324,000 from victims

HMRC late payment interest rates to be revised after Bank of England increases base rate

SME Supplier Locator update...

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Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

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