Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Pupils across the UK crowned champions of the NCSC cyber contest for girls

UK and Italy agree to deepen cooperation in space and cyber domains

Ransomware criminals sanctioned in joint UK/US crackdown on international cyber crime

Put your Online Safety Bill questions to Secretary of State Michelle Donelan

Operation Stovewood: Woman sentenced for identifying alleged victims online

techUK supports #SaferInternetDay 2023

Insight Paper: RegTech - Learnings from Government Regulators

Leaders in government agencies that have recently implemented Regulatory Technology solutions reflect on their journey.

For regulators, RegTech delivers more effective approvals, compliance monitoring and proportionate enforcement. For regulated entities, it helps your organisation comply with regulatory requirements.

Learn fromGovernment Directors, CIOsandmanagerswho’ve successfully delivered projects within their organisations. Find insights into what theywishedthey knew before they started and learnings on how to avoid common pitfalls.

Read their valuable adviceto smoothly navigate your path to RegTech.

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

Ambulance response times improve in face of ongoing winter pressures

Electronic prescriptions reach one billion a year

NICE recommends genetic test to prevent newborn babies going deaf

Digital mental health tech for children and young people recommended by NICE in first rapid healthtech guidance

£53 million cash boost to improve housing support for drug and alcohol recovery

Hundreds of thousands more patients to benefit from major NHS surgical capacity boost

NHS Confederation - Response to Welsh Government's one-off pay offer to health trade unions

NHS Confederation responds to the Public Accounts Committee report on Integrated Care Systems

IFS - The state of the NHS

NHS Confederation responds to the National Audit Office report on mental health services

'Not yet out of the woods' - The King's Fund responds to latest monthly NHS performance data

NHS Confederation responds to the latest performance statistics and winter situation report
Editor’s choice of Business / Commercial items of note:

British business sizes up global trade wins as Malaysia and Chile join Indo-Pacific bloc

Business Secretary calls on suppliers to put consumers first

Business Secretary welcomes record year for services exports

Business and Trade Secretary targets progress on post-Brexit trade wins in first visit to Mexico

Business and Trade Secretary signs landmark first partnership with EU nation to boost British exports

Households, businesses and organisations off the gas grid to receive energy bill support over the coming weeks

Minister for the Indo-Pacific visits Brunei and Thailand with a focus on trade, security and science

Security, migration and trade on the agenda as Foreign Secretary visits Italy and Malta

Brexit: Opportunity for UK to Promote Human Rights in Free Trade Agreements

‘Funding must be delivered where it is needed most’ – LGA responds to walking and cycling routes fund

£500,000 emergency funding for Türkiye and Syria.

New proposals to reimburse victims of fraud are “fundamentally flawed”, say MPs
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

MDP launch new anonymous reporting line for officers and staff

Adam Smith Inst - A Global Minimum Corporate Tax could derail Levelling Up

UK and coalition partners announce price caps on Russian oil products

Supporting New Scots

Construction job drive gives prisoners tools to turn away from crime

Fancy a career change? : Free practical forestry training courses made available

Synthetic opioids will be banned as government acts to stop drug deaths

New law gives tens of millions more say over their working hours

One hot, dry spell away from drought returning this summer, National Drought Group warns

Rail regulator welcomes improved timetable recovery plan from Avanti

UK announces second Global Investment Summit to create jobs in high tech sectors

Getting ready for 2G and 3G switch-offs

New Chair appointed to deliver HS2 and drive forward growth across the North and Midlands

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.



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New FOI resources to support public authorities
A blog by Deborah Clark, ICO Upstream Regulation Manager

Update on the ICO’s change of approach to regulating communication service providers
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