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Please note that previously published newsletters can be accessed from the Newsletter Archive

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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

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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Journal of Cyber Policy launches diversity and inclusion initiative

Cyber laws updated to boost UK’s resilience against online attacks

World’s first online HIV prevention service

Gill Whitehead to lead Ofcom’s new online safety role

CMA investigates online selling practices based on ‘urgency’ claims

Broadband beamed from space to isolated areas under plans to boost countryside internet connections

New protections for children and free speech added to internet laws

Low cost broadband and mobile phone tariffs

Mobile and broadband firms meet with ministers to look at further support to help people facing cost of living difficulties

Dstl Enables AI Dataset Expansion

Understanding false results in matching address data

Royal Navy publishes Digital and Data Plan 2022-2025

New TfL data shows continued boom in walking and cycling, with almost twice as many now living near a high-quality cycle route

UKRI publishes updated diversity data and analysis
 
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Editor’s choice of Health, Social Care & Homelessness related items of note:

New Research: Homelessness and Black Minoritised Ethnic Communities in the UK

What temperature should homes be heated to for health?

Latest statistics on congenital anomalies released today: statistical press release

New measures to improve access to dental care

Latest data on cervical screening shows 15.5% increase in number of people being tested in 2021-22: statistical press notice

NHS offers second monkeypox jab to everyone eligible

Simplifying our offer for the life sciences industry

NHS delivers on winter plan as system control centres go live

New data depicts a complex picture of substance misuse in Wales

Thousands of beds taken up every day as NHS contends with ‘perfect storm’ of winter pressures

New figures on maternity services released today: statistical press release

NHS HIV testing rollout identifies hundreds of new cases

NHS fast tracks life-extending prostate cancer drug to patients

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

Sale of emergency service software businesses required to protect UK taxpayers

Support for marine and fishing businesses

Prime Minister hosts festive street market to showcase British Businesses

Environment Secretary speech at CLA Business Conference

TfL publishes new draft Business Plan to support London’s recovery from the pandemic

Retail outlook darkens in November - CBI Distributive Trades Survey

Trade Secretary: Wales Life Sciences sector key to UK growth

UK and Ukraine agree ground-breaking digital trade deal

Grant recipient of the VCSE Contract Readiness Fund

Funding to build affordable homes

Boost for UK fishing industry with funding for new infrastructure projects

Funding announced for culture, heritage and sport actions of the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan

Funding for tree planting projects to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth announced

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

Essex Police officer convicted of assaulting man after he had been handcuffed

School Food Standards compliance pilot underway in 18 local authorities across England

Ministerial Taskforce meets to tackle state threats to UK democracy

techUK and TECHNATION Canada publish joint statement on UK-Canada FTA negotiations

Improving access to public information

Paedophile duped by police sentenced to immediate imprisonment after referral to the Court of Appeal

FSA publishes new research on the survival of coronavirus on food and packaging

Ordnance Survey nominated for prestigious The Great Outdoors Awards 2022

New measures to tackle avian influenza come into force tomorrow

It’s time to give smaller companies a bigger slice of the procurement pie

Rail industry finances showed signs of recovery in the latest financial year

Long waiting times reduced by 20%

Out of sight, out of mind?

Hosts for displaced people from Ukraine

Recognising excellence and innovation in manufacturing

IEA - Wrong for soldiers to bear the brunt of “union intransigency”

 
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.

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Datawoj Ltd

 

 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

 

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Section 21 and rental reform plans published at last
Proposals outlining the biggest changes to the private rented sector in more than 30 years will be made public by the Government.


Rental Reform
The NRLA has published our proposals for reform of the private rented sector, ahead of the UK Government’s White Paper on rental reform expected in 2022. Our calls include clear and comprehensive grounds for possession and the development of a new landlord/tenant conciliation service, to ensure landlords can regain possession where they have legitimate reasons to do so following the proposed abolition of Section 21.


Advanced HMO Management
Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and understand the complex requirements of the HMO market to assist with planning, researching and identifying potential HMO property.


Episode 23 – Disaggregation and a new project to tackle homelessness
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  talk to Daryn Brewer, Managing Director of house share company Prop Pods about the issue of disaggregation.


Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (AST)
Introduced in the Housing Act 1988, the assured shorthold tenancy agreement (AST) is the default type of tenancy in England and Wales.