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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.

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

Readers please note that:

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:

Matt Warman's speech on digital identity at Identity Week 2020

The Document Checking Service: trialling online passport validity checks

30 creative teams awarded up to £100,000 each for Festival UK* 2022 R&D project

Freedom of expression online – new inquiry launch

Local authorities, collate your IT requirements and save

TheCityUK speech: Liz Truss highlights importance of digital, data and services trade

Updated: Increasing access to 5G in the UK through auctioning spectrum

Decarbonising Data - how tech is going for net zero

National Cyber Force Transforms country's cyber capabilities to protect UK

National Cyber Force Transforms country's cyber capabilities

UK government secures satellite network OneWeb

 
Final Call: WiredGov invites you to Esri UK's third installment of their Healthcare webinar series Tuesday 24th of November at 11am.
 
Public Health Scotland will talk us through their Covid-19 Contact Tracing Project, in addition, we will be exploring how Location Intelligence is being used to:
  • Improve service provision
  • Gain population demographic insights
  • Ensure effective healthcare provision for future population

​Register now ( If you can't make the live presentations, please feel free to register and we will send on the on-demand webinar link as soon as it’s available)

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

Training resources available in preparation for the COVID -19 Vaccination

Government secures 5 million doses of Moderna vaccine

LGA responds to Social Housing White Paper

UK Government Covid testing site opens in Perth

£1m fund to keep care home residents connected

Breaking the cycle of homelessness

Designated settings for COVID-19 patients leaving hospital

£12.2 million boost for genomic surveillance to help stop transmission of COVID-19

Neighbourhood coronavirus cases and 111 telephone figures shown in new public dashboard

Mental health support for veterans

Homelessness Equalities Statistics

New film shows importance of ventilation to reduce spread of COVID-19

New antibiotic-resistant infections rise to 178 per day in England

NHS urges people with mental health worries to seek help

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

Freeports bidding process opens for applications

Communities Committee Launches Call for Evidence on New Liquor Licensing Law

UK appoints champion to spur business on to net zero emissions

CBI: Response to PM green industrial revolution plan

PM outlines his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs

CBI NI responds to UK Government plan for a green industrial revolution

UK Government sends rallying cry to Welsh business

Vital funding support for unemployed people who face hidden barriers to start their own business

North East unions and local business group urge government to keep Union Learning Fund

NEPO Business Club: Using 'environment' to add value to your business (9 Dec)

Over 7,000 businesses register for Trader Support Service

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

Participation and ownership as keys to effective strategy

First Minister sets out plans to hold ‘Covid secure’ 2021 Senedd elections

Accessible for all: The MOD’s journey

Response to media coverage of the UK government’s procurement of the Moderna vaccine

National Security and Investment Bill

UKRI invests £20m to tackle plastic waste in developing countries

Updates to COVID-19 protection levels

Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grants scheme announces £1.8 million in project support

Self Assessment customers warned about scammers posing as HMRC

Reviewing the use of do not resuscitate decisions during COVID-19

Committee recommends new rules on process for complaints against former MPs who become peers

For all the government’s talk of a green industrial revolution, it is off to a slow start

New rail tech roll-out set to bring more reliable journeys and boost jobs

What is a rebel project manager and how do you become one?

 
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.

Pimento

 

 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

Post-Brexit nutrition rules require ongoing parliamentary scrutiny

Cabinet Office post-Brexit arrangements: Find a Tender Service (FTS)

Audit Wales - Preparations for the end of Brexit transition

 

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