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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

The risk of a thousand paper cuts – the human-centred problem seen with stress and burnout in cyber security

Statement in response to Meta's plans to train generative AI with user data

ICO to investigate 23andMe data breach with Canadian counterpart

Citizens Online and Ability Net are merging
The Golden Thread: A study of the contribution of the project profession to the UK’s economy.

Latest Report: A study of the contribution of the project profession to the UK’s economy.

This study assesses the contribution that projects and project management make to the UK economy by quantifying the value of the project profession.

By updating previous findings in the context of global disruptions like the COVID-19 pandemic, political uncertainty and increasing pressures to address climate change, this research provides current insights and informs discussions on the profession's future.

Commissioned byAPMand conducted byPwC Research, the 2024 study provides insights into trends, growth sectors and challenges the profession faces. This research contributes to the ongoing discourse on the profession's future, reflecting its enduring importance to the UK economy.

Access the full report

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

NHS identifies over half a million more people at risk of type 2 diabetes in a Year

NHS Confederation responds to the Liberal Democrats announcement for a new rural GP fund to support doctors'

Tackling obesity and gambling can lead to health improvements and ease strain on NHS

King's Fund - NHS performance as we approach 2024 election unfathomable 10 years ago

NHS Confederation responds to Conservative Party manifesto

The King's Fund - Activity in the NHS

NHS Confederation - Social care and its workforce critical to whole-system progress

NHS Confederation - Next government should commit to halving healthy life expectancy gap

Joining forces for healthcare innovation

The Big Ambition for Health: Reflections from my Ambassadors

King's Fund - Are integrated care systems making progress on tackling health inequalities?

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

Ibec - CBI Northern Ireland All-Island Economy conference to discuss new opportunities to maximise economic benefits from cross-border cooperation

£250,000 Humanitarian Emergency Funding for Kenya

Funding commitments show UK as force for global good at G7 Leader Summit

The King's Fund responds to the Liberal Democrats' manifesto

LGA - Relationship reset with whoever forms next government needed as councils face more than £6bn funding gap

Ministerial statement on European Structural and Investment Funds

The King's Fund responds to the Labour Party's manifesto

The King's Fund responds to the Conservative Party's manifesto

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

Investigation underway after a man dies following contact with West Yorkshire Police

The King presents New Colours to No. 9 Company and No. 12 Company The Irish Guards

APCC launches guidance on preventing deaths in custody

IFS: Plaid Cymru manifesto: a response

Work Foundation: UK has a smaller workforce that is poorer and sicker than in 2019

CBI responds to 2024 Labour Manifesto

IEA - Britain’s economic recovery risks being ‘snuffed out’, says IEA economist

CBI responds to the latest monthly GDP data for April - June 2024

CIPD - Robust pay growth despite a cooling labour market provides election campaign backdrop

New approaches to help eradicate child poverty

New Volunteer Delivery Group takes position to support APM Volunteers
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:

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AJ Murphy Surveyors Ltd

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Latest News

New Volunteer Delivery Group takes position to support APM Volunteers
APM has appointed volunteers from across the profession to join its newly introduced Volunteer Delivery Group (VDG).

Tenth SWWE Project Management Challenge Competition: Finals and Awards Night 2023/4
On the evening of the 23 May 2024, around 120 excited sponsors, customers, mentors and team members packed themselves in to BAWA in Bristol for the tenth South Wales and West of England (SWWE) Network Project Management Challenge Finals and Awards Night with four down-selected teams competing for the Winner’s trophy.

APM and PMI qualifications recognised on future ChPP Pathway
Project professionals aspiring to Chartered Project Professional status now have more options open to them as more qualifications have become recognised by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Thank you, APM volunteers!
Association for Project Management (APM) is proud to have a diverse volunteer community that supports its work to develop and promote the project profession.

APM survey shows that 83% of SMEs have ‘concerning’ skills gap in project management
Over 80% of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) have been identified with skills shortages in project management and are facing calls to help tackle a lack of investment in training and upskilling, following a survey by APM.