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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:

Top of the class: Schools awarded by experts for high quality cyber teaching

Over a third of tech firms join Race to Zero campaign

Tech Industry Gold accreditation extended to training programmes to help tackle digital skills shortages

International progress for domestic benefit: why the ICO convened a G7 meeting on data flows

Britain’s ‘gigaboom’ brings next-generation broadband to 1 in 2 premises

New ten-year plan to make Britain a global AI superpower

 

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

Health Secretary has genome sequenced for project tackling health disparities

Folic acid added to flour to prevent spinal conditions in babies

NHS rolls out COVID-19 jab to children aged 12 to 15

MHRA announce consultation on the future regulation of medical devices

Smokers encouraged to take part in Stoptober, as they report smoking more during pandemic

Reform Summit Held to Overcome Challenges

Action to ensure all women receive safe, effective, and personalised maternity care must be prioritised to prevent future tragedies

NHS encourages people to get COVID booster jab as bookings open

Update on the NICE ME/CFS guideline roundtable discussion

New NHS clinical leadership to support post-COVID challenges

Government pledges to reduce overprescribing of medicines

UK vaccine swap with South Korea in joint effort against COVID-19

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

Trevelyan: Break down digital trade barriers to help British businesses thrive

Greenwashing: CMA puts businesses on notice

Three quarters of UK business concerned about impact of labour shortages on competitiveness - CBI / Pertemps Network Group

Businesses give back £1.3 billion in furlough cash

Government celebrates trade success of UK creative industries with new export help announcements

£220 million to help big-emitting industries reduce fossil fuel use

Welsh Government support helping Caerphilly business relocate and safeguard jobs

Millions to be empowered by government plans to strengthen day one employment rights and increase productivity of businesses

Businesses get more time to prepare for digital tax changes

NEPO launches new Furniture solution

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

Ofsted to review two education catch-up reforms

PM to tell UN: It's time for humanity to grow up and address climate change

Six charged with offences as part of major Kurdish people smuggling network investigation

More than £36 million offered in compensation to the Windrush generation

It’s not too late to reverse biodiversity decline by 2030, UK’s five leading nature bodies say

£800 million Reinsurance Scheme officially opens to help give festivals, conferences and live events cover to plan with confidence

£220 million to help big-emitting industries become cleaner and greener

10 million milestone reached for Coronavirus tests

Funding for future-proofing the lives of thousands of young Scots announced

Tax bumper pandemic profits to kickstart a fairer and stronger post-crisis economy, says IPPR

Veteran suicide figures to be recorded for the first time

 
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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. 

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 More contributions to the Brexit process

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