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South Wales Shared Services Portal Delivers Faster Child Care Results from Paperless Court Proceedings

The security, confidentiality and accuracy of shared documents between government agencies is of paramount importance, particularly when it comes to child welfare cases.

Swansea Family Court hears child care cases for seven counties in southwest Wales. For each hearing, all parties share case information in a “court bundle”; traditionally a set of lever arch files, each containing 350 sheets of paper.

Historically, the time and cost of administration were enormous. Reduced time, costs, increase security and speedier workflows were achieved by digitizing case bundles to create the South Wales Shared Services Portal.

Key benefits include:

  • Photocopying costs reduced by 84 percent.
  • 15+ Lever-arch files per case replaced by one laptop.
  • 2,000 users from separate agencies able to share and sync documents, audio, video and high-resolution images securely.

Click here to access this latest case study.

    
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. The past 5 years have seen government make a priority of getting money through its supply chain into the hands of SMEs, by both setting targets and introducing new procurement mechanisms.

Against this 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.

This week’s new arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Advanced Digital Dynamics Ltd

Click here to find out more. 

       
Are you one?

Action Fraud is contacting around 22,000 UK victims who have made a report of fraud in which they stated that the method of transfer for payments involved a money transfer via Western Union.

Action Fraud:  UK victims defrauded by fraudsters via Western Union transfers may be eligible for refund

 
Keep watch on housing market

HMLR have added new functionality & data to the UK HPI search tool & monthly reports, to help users identify changing house price trends across the UK more easily.

HM Land Registry:  New features for the UK House Price Index search tool & reports
    

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views, for those who put fingers to keyboard in order to ‘share their views’:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process and our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU)

PC&PE:  Taxpayers must not suffer as HMRC faces tough decisions on future

PC&PE:  Government responds to Brexit: UK-EU movement of people report

PC&PE:  Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit holds second meeting

ScotGov:  Analysis shows Single Market essential for Scotland

Open Europe:  The view from Brussels: how do think tanks in Brussels see Brexit talks unfolding in 2018?

 

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