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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)

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Editor’s choice of ICT items of note:

Government unveils proposals to increase competition in UK digital economy

Smart technologies and data to future-proof UK energy

UK and allies hold Chinese state responsible for pervasive pattern of hacking

Blog: New toolkit launched to help organisations using AI to process personal data understand the associated risks and ways of complying with data protection law

Important notice of a data breach

 

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

NHS workforce more diverse than any point in its history, as health service commits to more action on representation

NHS England announces new Innovative Medicines Fund to fast-track promising new drugs

New landmark strategy to improve the lives of autistic people

Watch out for scams related to NHS Test and Trace

Chief Medical Officer Annual Report 2021

The end of communal night shelters?

NHS staff to receive 3% pay rise

Health Minister announces 3% pay rise for Welsh NHS staff

Promotions of unhealthy foods restricted from October 2022

Care home visit restrictions eased as social care recovery plan launched

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

140 companies honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces

FSCS welcomes the FCA's business plan for 2021-22

New hospitality strategy to help pubs, bars and restaurants build back better from the pandemic

New UK scheme to drive trade with developing countries

What are the driving forces behind the business service revolution?

New programme to help more Welsh firms export globally

Support programme raises £21million for businesses

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Government announces simplified tax reporting for self-employed and small businesses

A third of businesses ‘severely impacted’ by pandemic

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

FCA secures conditional resolution of proceedings against Park First and its senior management

Seven British fugitives arrested in Spain in just three weeks

Monthly update – concluded investigations

We must press the accelerator on transport decarbonisation

The challenges in implementing digital change

New trade report argues UK should reject 'green protectionism' and harness free market to address climate crisis

New Bill hands additional tools to judges

UK-France agreement strengthens efforts to tackle illegal immigration

Disabled people to have their say in shaping the future of the benefits system

Digital consultation launched to shape the future of the OxCam Arc

New and improved National Security and Investment Act set to be up and running

 
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:

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 More contributions to the Brexit process

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

Researched Links:

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Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

 

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