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How to tackle fraud in a globalised world

Wednesday 07 February 2024 @ 17:55

Public sector organisations are having to review and verify a greater range of identity documentation as part of the application process for services than they traditionally did, due to growth in migration rates in an increasingly globalised world.

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How to tackle fraud in a globalised world

Net zero for business

Wednesday 07 February 2024 @ 13:35

Why net zero?: Customers of today, tomorrow and into the future are looking for environmentally friendly products and services. Like many business owners, you may be wondering how you can transition into a net zero business, but still keep within the law

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Net zero for business

Active Wellbeing 2024: 1-29 February

Wednesday 17 January 2024 @ 09:00

Active Wellbeing is back with a brand-new challenge to encourage everyone to be active whether you’re at the beginning of your journey and taking those first steps to being involved or need some extra motivation to keep going on your fitness journey, Active Wellbeing is here to support you.

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Active Wellbeing 2024: 1-29 February

How to Avoid Expensive Agency Fees: Your Next Great Hire Could be Hiding in Plain Sight

Tuesday 12 December 2023 @ 09:00

Are you challenged with finding new hires for 2024? If so, what strategies can you employ to find and recruit the candidates your organisation needs to not only survive, but thrive?

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How to Avoid Expensive Agency Fees: Your Next Great Hire Could be Hiding in Plain Sight

Encryption for the Public Sector

Wednesday 29 November 2023 @ 09:00

With an ever-growing need for secure business communication and collaboration methods, email remains the primary channel for information sharing.

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Encryption for the Public Sector

Key Challenges to UK Public Sector Digital Transformation Revealed

Tuesday 14 November 2023 @ 09:00

63%of Public Sector bodies suggest that resource capacity or capability is holding them back on IT improvement directly, which could suggest why so many transformation plans are put on hold.

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Key Challenges to UK Public Sector Digital Transformation Revealed

Guidance for Wales on the single-use plastics ban

Monday 06 November 2023 @ 11:15

In 2018, research undertaken by the European Commission found that 80% to 85% of marine litter, measured by beach-litter surveys, is plastic, with single-use plastic items representing 50% of the total marine litter.

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Guidance for Wales on the single-use plastics ban

ESPO's Renewable Energy Solutions framework (2838) is live

Friday 13 October 2023 @ 09:30

This ESPO framework provides a wide range of simple and quick solutions for renewable energy systems for renewable energy projects.

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ESPO's Renewable Energy Solutions framework (2838) is live

Why KYB is as vital as KYC to prevent fraud

Tuesday 12 September 2023 @ 09:27

Numerous public sector organisations are employing know your citizen (KYC) strategies to help prevent fraud. However, it is only part of the solution. Know your business (KYB) checks are equally important and should be performed in tandem with KYC to combat fraudulent activity. Undertaking such checks highlights what sort of company you are dealing with and whether they are, in fact, a legitimate business, sanctioned, or managed by bad actors. It is vital insight that reveals the potential threats of conducting business with an organisation.

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Why KYB is as vital as KYC to prevent fraud

Kyndryl signs agreement with HMRC to accelerate and de-risk modernisation in critical tax infrastructure for UK Citizens

Thursday 07 September 2023 @ 09:00

Unlocking the Benefits of Small Businesses for Health and Wellness in Communities

Monday 04 September 2023 @ 15:23

Small businesses are the lifeblood of many communities, offering a wide range of benefits to their local areas. From providing access to health services and promoting physical activity to creating jobs that support families and helping stabilize housing costs, small businesses offer a variety of ways to improve their communities. Wired Gov Ltd. invites you to explore how small businesses can make a big impact in the following article.

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Unlocking the Benefits of Small Businesses for Health and Wellness in Communities

Business Certificate of Competence in Product Safety (BCCPS)

Sunday 03 September 2023 @ 11:30

Are you responsible for designing, manufacturing, distributing, or part of the supply chain for consumer products?

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Business Certificate of Competence in Product Safety (BCCPS)

Recruiters Handbook: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recruitment Essentials

Wednesday 12 July 2023 @ 16:23

In recent years, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become vital in the public sector.

Now, organisations develop programs and policies that promote workplace representation and involvement of people of various ethnicities, races, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, abilities, disabilities, backgrounds, and experiences.

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Recruiters Handbook: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recruitment Essentials

Understanding the Future of AI: An In-Depth Q&A on the EU Artificial Intelligence Act

Wednesday 05 July 2023 @ 00:00


The EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act (Draft 1) was recently published. Being leaders in AI for the public sector, ICS.AI have been following this for some time and will be conforming to the Act and its amendments. The Act is welcome, needed and appropriate.

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Understanding the Future of AI: An In-Depth Q&A on the EU Artificial Intelligence Act

Case Study: London Ambulance Service Driving Cost Efficiency Whilst Enhancing Medication Safety

Sunday 02 July 2023 @ 16:26

White Horse Scientific, in partnership with Logicall Wireless Solutions, has spearheaded a groundbreaking initiative to enhance medication safety within the London Ambulance Service (LAS). By deploying an innovative Automated Temperature Monitoring System (ATMS). This case study explores the successful implementation, outstanding results achieved, and a transformative impact on LAS operations.

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Case Study: London Ambulance Service Driving Cost Efficiency Whilst Enhancing Medication Safety

Sheffield Hallam University Case Study: From Enforced Covid Closure to Full Datacentre Migration in 12 Weeks

Wednesday 21 June 2023 @ 16:30

Multiple Challenges: The sudden loss of these rooms as a student resource was a chief concern for the university, as many students lacked the funds to purchase their own high-end computers. Also, as part of an ambitious 20-year campus redesign, the building that housed its primary datacentre was earmarked for demolition. Finally, whilst the datacentre itself was by no means at end of life, it was beginning to show signs of age. Sheffield Hallam had a decision to make.

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Sheffield Hallam University Case Study: From Enforced Covid Closure to Full Datacentre Migration in 12 Weeks

Undertake adverse media checks for best practice sanctions screening and fraud prevention

Wednesday 07 June 2023 @ 12:06

The growth in online fraud, along with those sanctioned around the world – largely from Russia, but also those in positions of power in countries such as Iran and Myanmar - requires those in the public sector to take a best practice approach to fraud prevention and sanctions screening.

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Undertake adverse media checks for best practice sanctions screening and fraud prevention

Digital Poverty Alliance Unveils National Delivery Plan to End Digital Poverty by 2030

Monday 22 May 2023 @ 13:04

London, 22nd May – The Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA) has announced a landmark strategy to end digital poverty in the United Kingdom by 2030, setting out six core missions and calling on government, industry, and local communities to work together to achieve this aim.

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Digital Poverty Alliance Unveils National Delivery Plan to End Digital Poverty by 2030

How the UK’s Largest Public Service Department Harnessed the Value of SysTrack Data

Monday 15 May 2023 @ 16:23

The Department for Work and Pensions’ use of Lakeside to protect devices has been shortlisted for a Smarter Working Live award

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How the UK’s Largest Public Service Department Harnessed the Value of SysTrack Data

CGI partners with Breakthrough on its pre-apprenticeship programme

Wednesday 22 March 2023 @ 12:17

CGI partners with Breakthrough, a social enterprise to provide a pre-apprenticeship programme for prison leavers and those at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

 

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CGI partners with Breakthrough on its pre-apprenticeship programme

Local Authority Case Study - Energy Consumption significantly reduced - Projected 5-Year Savings almost £1m

Monday 06 March 2023 @ 11:46

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCTCBC) consists of Five Valleys to include Rhondda Fawr, Fach, Cynon, Taf and Ely with a population of 238,306 (2016 Census) and is the third largest of the 22 Authorities within Wales.

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Local Authority Case Study - Energy Consumption significantly reduced - Projected 5-Year Savings almost £1m

Why identifying PEPs and RCAs is a critical part of public sector sanctions screening

Monday 13 February 2023 @ 14:20

The war in Ukraine has unleashed a plethora of global sanctions against entities, politicians and businesspeople in Russia and Belarus.

While those in the public sector know there is a legal requirement to screen against growing sanctions lists, what about politically exposed persons (PEPs) and relatives and close associates (RCAs)?

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Why identifying PEPs and RCAs is a critical part of public sector sanctions screening

Listed Restoration Project Case Study - India Buildings, Liverpool, England

Thursday 26 January 2023 @ 10:12

India Buildings, in Liverpool, is a Grade*II listed building and one of the most iconic buildings in the city. In 2017 an extensive refurbishment programme was undertaken to restore the building to its former glory. Completed in August 2021, the 10-storey building is to serve as a regional government hub for around 4,500 civil servants.

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Listed Restoration Project Case Study - India Buildings, Liverpool, England

Fintech Soldo to support UK government share funds with citizens in need via pre-paid cards

Thursday 12 January 2023 @ 13:57


With the UK currently facing the worst cost-of-living crisis in 60 years, more and more people are reliant on relevant government agencies for monetary support. However, dispersing funds is complex and timely, and tracking that spend can be a costly and manual process - made up of bank transfers, food and energy vouchers.

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Fintech Soldo to support UK government share funds with citizens in need via pre-paid cards

Cyber security specialists Digital Craftsmen offer businesses seasonal tips for a Silent Night with their IT.

Thursday 08 December 2022 @ 10:00

Cyber security specialists Digital Craftsmen has put together a  Christmas security checklist to help business directors enjoy Silent Nights over the festive period.

 

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Cyber security specialists Digital Craftsmen offer businesses seasonal tips for a Silent Night with their IT.

Queen’s Building - University of Bristol Engineering and The New Wing

Monday 05 December 2022 @ 16:42

Located between University Walk and Cantocks close, Queen’s Building is a large, four-storey, 1950’s building that falls within the Tyndalls Park Conservation Area. The north-west section of the building is under proposal for extension.

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Queen’s Building - University of Bristol Engineering and The New Wing

The algorithmic tool freeing ICO's resources

Wednesday 23 November 2022 @ 11:48


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is using an algorithmic tool that categorises incoming emails and sends an automatic response signposting to an online service to organisations and individuals who are requesting a change in their business address.

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The algorithmic tool freeing ICO's resources

Why clean databases aren't just for Christmas

Monday 14 November 2022 @ 14:12

As the end of the year looms some in the public sector invest any available end of year budget into ‘back office’ tasks, such as cleaning their user databases. This sees them cleaning the contact data on their databases – names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses of those that use their services – to ensure accurate datasets. 

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Why clean databases aren't just for Christmas

Why content sprawl has CIOs running scared

Sunday 30 October 2022 @ 10:22

Emerging and advancing technologies are driving the exponential growth of content creation and retention in an organisation. This growth is creating unmanaged silos, often containing terabytes or even petabytes of information. 

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Why content sprawl has CIOs running scared

Cost of living crisis driving public sector demand for salary sacrifice car schemes

Tuesday 25 October 2022 @ 10:46

Fleet management experts see cost of living crisis drive public sector demand for salary sacrifice car schemes

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Cost of living crisis driving public sector demand for salary sacrifice car schemes

The Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) - Inspiring business and consumer confidence

Tuesday 18 October 2022 @ 12:21

With almost 80,000 businesses now part of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) and more than £97billion of consumer spending protected, CCAS continues to grow from strength to strength. CCAS was launched by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) in 2013 as a means of promoting consumer interests by setting out the principles of effective customer service and protection.

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The Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) - Inspiring business and consumer confidence

Essential Campaign Advice for Political Candidates with Disabilities

Friday 14 October 2022 @ 11:00

Running for office is a way to impact your community and create the change you want to see. The following advice will help you navigate the challenges of campaigning, including how to address inclusivity for others with disabilities, courtesy of WiredGov.

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Essential Campaign Advice for Political Candidates with Disabilities

Developing leadership within local authorities

Wednesday 21 September 2022 @ 13:50

Professional development is an intrinsic factor for organisations in operating smarter and more efficiently. By helping employees master the skills they need to progress, you can shape the development of your future leaders. As an organisation which for many years has provided professional qualification training, CTSI understands the huge benefits that professional development provides to both employees and their own organisations.

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Developing leadership within local authorities

The importance of fraud prevention during the cost of living crisis

Sunday 11 September 2022 @ 09:54

The big jump in inflation has created a cost of living crisis. Combine this with an increase in digitalisation of services and remote working at a time of great volatility in the world, and you create new motives and justification for fraud to flourish. In fact, the current turmoil has fed into the three elements of the fraud triangle: motivation, opportunity and rationalisation.

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The importance of fraud prevention during the cost of living crisis

UK government and political organisations have spent over £15m on Meta advertising since 2019

Thursday 21 July 2022 @ 11:15

Government and political organisations have spent more than £15m on advertising and exposure on Meta (formally Facebook Inc) since November 2018, which is the second-highest out of all UK industries.

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UK government and political organisations have spent over £15m on Meta advertising since 2019

How technology can empower a public sector facing significant cuts

Wednesday 29 June 2022 @ 12:30

There is huge pressure on the public purse due to Covid. It’s the main factor why the government has recently announced its plans to cut up to 91,000 civil service jobs - about a fifth of the workforce - over the next three years to save £3.5 billion.

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How technology can empower a public sector facing significant cuts

UKAuthority Smart Places & Communities 2022

Monday 13 June 2022 @ 11:05

UKAuthority Smart Places & Communities 2022 
Wed 22nd- Fri June 24th 2022, 11:00-12:45 via Teams Live

Join UKAuthority this month for our virtual conference running across three mornings as we explore the development of digitally smart communities and infrastructures and discuss what we can imagine for the future of public services. 

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UKAuthority Smart Places & Communities 2022

CTSI Conference 15-17 June 2022 - The Mercure Grand, Bristol

Wednesday 08 June 2022 @ 10:11

Paul Scully,  Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at BEIS announced as Key Plenary Speaker

CTSI's Conference is the leading Consumer Affairs event in the regulatory calendar. Find out more and register now
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CTSI Conference 15-17 June 2022 - The Mercure Grand, Bristol

Objective selected for firearms legislative reform

Monday 23 May 2022 @ 10:00

Objective RegWorks, a specialist end-to-end regulatory platform, has been selected by New Zealand Police to develop the firearms registry.

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Objective selected for firearms legislative reform

Automation Deployed by City of Wolverhampton Council: Latest Video Case Study

Monday 25 April 2022 @ 16:55

City of Wolverhampton Council were looking for a partner to help them redesign their core IT service functions, including implementation and training.

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Automation Deployed by City of Wolverhampton Council: Latest Video Case Study

Gartner Report Predicts 2022: Governments Scaling Gains From Disruption

Wednesday 20 April 2022 @ 16:47

In 2020 and 2021, governments accelerated digital initiatives to respond to pandemic-induced operational disruptions.  

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Gartner Report Predicts 2022: Governments Scaling Gains From Disruption

Covid Survey Case Study - Coronavirus and Me

Tuesday 12 April 2022 @ 11:52

For many of us, school was the time of our lives. It’s the time when we’re most socially active - surrounded by friends every day with no responsibilities or distractions.

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Covid Survey Case Study - Coronavirus and Me

Latest Guidance on Renewable Energy Technologies, Certified Bodies, Schemes, Best Practice and Legislation

Thursday 10 March 2022 @ 16:00

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is launching a new, free expert guide for green energy installation businesses through its Business Companion platform.

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Latest Guidance on Renewable Energy Technologies, Certified Bodies, Schemes, Best Practice and Legislation

Four steps to spring clean public sector databases

Thursday 10 March 2022 @ 15:56

The challenging last two years have seen many in the public sector understandably focus on providing core services to the public. This has meant a large number have neglected important ‘back office’ functions, such as ensuring the cleanliness of their databases.

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Four steps to spring clean public sector databases

Food Waste Action week: 7 - 13 March 2022

Monday 07 March 2022 @ 09:50

With UK households wasting on average the equivalent of eight meals a week, (87,000 tonnes of food waste across all households in seven days), TV presenter Gregg Wallace joins Food Waste Action Week to help households get on top of food waste and spread the message Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change.

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Food Waste Action week: 7 - 13 March 2022

Workplace Wellbeing with Civil Service Sports Council

Thursday 10 February 2022 @ 10:00

The past couple of years have been extremely challenging and it has become increasingly important to reassess our commitment to wellbeing as well as how we can educate ourselves and support those around us.

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Workplace Wellbeing with Civil Service Sports Council

IriusRisk and Methods partner to deliver automated threat modeling for public sector software

Wednesday 19 January 2022 @ 10:15

Automated threat modelling company IriusRisk has partnered with Methods, the leading public sector digital transformation consultant to deliver embedded threat modeling to improve the security of public sector services.

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IriusRisk and Methods partner to deliver automated threat modeling for public sector software

Good, Bad & Ugly: One Year Procuring with The Government Social Value Model

Sunday 09 January 2022 @ 12:48

Live Event: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:30 - 13:30 GMT - Intelligent thinking, shared learning, enabled services, quality outcomes, best social value for taxpayers

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Good, Bad & Ugly: One Year Procuring with The Government Social Value Model

How address verification can help solve a number of challenges for the public sector in 2022

Monday 03 January 2022 @ 00:00


How address verification can help solve a number of challenges for the public sector in 2022

 
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How address verification can help solve a number of challenges for the public sector in 2022

DWF named as a supplier on UK Government's Crown Commercial Service's Legal Services panel

Monday 13 December 2021 @ 11:10

DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, has been named as a supplier on UK Government's Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) Legal Services Panel, which has a total estimated value of £300 - £400m.

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DWF named as a supplier on UK Government's Crown Commercial Service's Legal Services panel

Safeguarding COVID19 Vaccines

Tuesday 07 December 2021 @ 10:38

The system allows healthcare professionals to continuously monitor vaccines stored in a fridge and receive alerts should the temperature move out of a defined range.

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Safeguarding COVID19 Vaccines

Why data hygiene is critical for local councils

Tuesday 19 October 2021 @ 16:10

Even before Covid and the accelerated period of digital transformation, parts of the private sector had undergone a data revolution. Data analytics now sit firmly at the heart of many organisations influencing what communications we receive, what product recommendations we are offered, the news we are served and even the creation of TV shows based on what an algorithm believes will be successful.

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Why data hygiene is critical for local councils

SAFER BUSINESS DRIVING, CPD Standards Office Accredited face to face interactive 2 hours training course/presentation

Monday 11 October 2021 @ 00:00

A new and exciting Continuing Professional Development (CPDSO) accredited training product has been added to my list of driver management services. Class One Driver Management Logo

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SAFER BUSINESS DRIVING, CPD Standards Office Accredited face to face interactive 2 hours training course/presentation

How to ensure compliance as anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) laws proliferate

Sunday 10 October 2021 @ 13:57

Fraud is becoming a serious problem in the public sector as interactions in the digital space become more prevalent.

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How to ensure compliance as anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) laws proliferate
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