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WiredGov Plus provides a weekly roundup of news from the UK Government and Public Sector. To save your time, we research & validate the links to websites / documents and selectively add additional background links as appropriate.

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Not all items published in the last week are listed for each news source, but note that when you click on an item, scrolling down it will also display the last 7 day’s items for that channel (if item clicked on has less than 10 articles in that period, then the last 10 articles will be displayed regardless of date)

A news source may be listed in more than one section if the different items cover different topics (ex.; ScotGov may be listed in General …. & Health, …. & Policy….  & Consultation  …. & ICT …. and Business …… sections

We will try to ensure that we list at least one item per news source (if they have published any in the past week)  

Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Help to get online

National Data Strategy – the ONS takes centre stage

Leading the digital, data and technology (DDaT) response to coronavirus

Innovation call for urban drone technology

Digital preservation project shortlisted for award

ITIL® 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy (DITS) – a guide for digital transformation

#LTW 2020: Week Two round-up

AWS report highlights the importance of cloud computing in UK economy

 
On-Demand Accessibility Deadline Webinar: Are You Prepared for September 23rd?

By September 23rd 2020 all Public Sector websites must be WCAG 2.1 AA compliant in order to meet The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Comms, HR and IT professionals are all racing to ensure that the deadline is met.

On July 29th 2020, Invotra Consulting hosted an accessibility Q&A with expert Léonie Watson offering Public Sector professionals advice and guidance in meeting the WCAG 2.1 AA requirements.

Now available on-demand, the session provided advice, support and guidance on PDFs, links, best practices, accessibility statements, audits and information about the regulations.

Watch the webinar recording

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

Apply now to be an NHS Innovation Fellow

NHS Confederation - Government must spell out social care plan ahead of winter

Winter plan for health and social services in Wales published

NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-COVID health services

Public Health Wales statement on Data breach

Newport residents urged to be vigilant for Coronavirus symptoms as cases rise

‘Most vital ever’ health and care worker flu vaccination drive launched

New measures to improve patient care ahead of winter

NHS Confederation - Primary care would grind to a halt if GPs become testing gatekeepers

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

Cash boost for joint Scottish-Asian research

Aim for 30% of the Welsh workforce to work remotely

FCA finalises its expectation for firms on maintaining access to cash for customers

UK-Japan trade deal offers boost to Welsh businesses

Result of FCA’s Business Interruption test case

Official figures show that the furlough scheme has worked: saving jobs and helping more than half of employees back to work already

Insurance ruling provides “hope” for businesses disrupted by coronavirus

Cultural Recovery Fund - Open for applications

Government extends support to stop business evictions this year
 
Editor’s choice of Policy & General items of note:

Government must act now to save jobs, says Wales TUC

Market Engagement: NEPO504 Election & Electoral Registration Printing (22 & 23 Sept)

Welsh Government launches survey to determine the impact of Covid-19 on the use of the Welsh language in the community

FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation

Lord Chancellor’s Speech: White Paper Launch - A Smarter Approach to Sentencing

BME workers have been asked to “shoulder more risk” during pandemic, says TUC

How 2020’s challenges are unlocking new ways of thinking

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: analysis

Workplace Adjustment Stories: Maria's story

Radical sentencing overhaul to cut crime

 
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. 

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.

Adept IT Solutions

 

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

Duty Free extended to the EU from January 2021

Concern over new Brexit law

Progress made at EU talks with devolved governments

IFG - Disputes over Brexit increase the need to strengthen the Sewel convention

Committee reports on Brexit financial settlement, 2021 fishing quotas, and EU energy strategy

 

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