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UK invests millions into Commonwealth Scholarship fund

The UK’s education secretary, Damian Hinds has announced today (20th April), that the Department for Education will invest £5 million to make up the £13.4 million Commonwealth Scholarship fund, which aims to improve the quality of education for many young people throughout the Commonwealth.
access to wi-fi

Govroam: The Wi-Fi network linking public services

Mark O’Leary from Jisc shares his seasoned opinion on govroam which provides the possibility of “zero-touch” access to Wi-Fi for public sector workers.
refugees in national systems

Including refugees in national systems: Examples from Ethiopia

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency details the facilitation of refugees in national systems – with interesting examples from Ethiopia
Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer treatment receives £75m funding boost

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a further £75m in funding for “earlier and faster” diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, which kills more than 10,000 men each year
spend recovery services

Spend recovery services: Get what you pay for – and only pay for what...

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS), an executive agency sponsored by the UK’s Cabinet Office, reveals their work around spend recovery services
heat pump

UK heat pump market is growing again

Senior Market Intelligence Analyst at BSRIA’s World Market Intelligence Division, Socrates Christidis looks at the current growth of the UK heat pump market.
gdpr

Should local authorities take simple steps towards GDPR compliance?

Organisations across the UK could face huge fines if they are found to be non-compliant against new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which will be enforced from the 25th May.
public cloud

Central government: you can keep your feet on-premises, but have your head in the...

It’s no secret that public cloud is becoming an increasingly popular option for enterprises to adopt as a means of storing data in a way that is easily accessible. To encourage the public sector in the U.K. to take the steps required to adopt public cloud, the U.K. government introduced the ‘Cloud First’ policy in 2013; this states that when making technology decisions, all public sector organisations should consider using the public cloud before considering any other options
immersive technologies

Government announces new funding for immersive technologies

£33 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will support immersive technologies, with opportunities for businesses and researchers to work together
creative industries

Britain’s world-leading creative industries to benefit from £150 million deal

As part of a brand new Industrial Strategy Deal announced today (28th March 2018), the government has teamed up with the Creative Industries Council (CIC), to invest a whopping £150 million into the creative industries, securing the country’s position as a global creative powerhouse.
modernisation of public services

New manifesto sets out path for biggest modernisation of public services

A new manifesto calling for the most radical modernisation of public services in Britain since the birth of the Welfare State launched yesterday at the Institute for Government
Blockchain technology

The role of blockchain technology in Dubai

Smart Dubai Office lifts the lid on the role blockchain technology plays in Dubai, in this revealing interview
first-time buyers

How much can first-time buyers expect to pay in 2018?

Sellhousefast.uk has sought to find out the current state of the housing market as now is said to be a great time to be first-time buyers in the UK
development of smart cities

Gartner says citizen engagement is critical to the development of smart cities

Analysts share insights into the development of smart cities at Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit, 3-4 May, 2018 in Munich, Germany
Industrial strategy

Is the UK Industrial Strategy fit for the future?

Lawrence Conway, Institute of Economic Development (IED) board member and Chief Executive of South Lakeland District Council, shares his views on the UK Industrial Strategy and asks if it is fit for the future
Healthcare system

Increasing equality in the Icelandic healthcare system

Iceland’s Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, explains her ambition to increase equality in the country’s healthcare system
mental health action plan

Government unveils mental health action plan to improve support for elite sportspeople

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, today unveiled the first Mental Health Action Plan for Elite Sport, which has been developed with mental health and sports organisations to improve awareness and training in top-level sport
personal injury claims

Will Brexit affect the future of personal injury claims?

Many lawyers across the UK are concerned with the impact Brexit will have on future personal injury claims. Law firm, Tilly Bailey and Irvine ­– experts in medical negligence cases – has looked into how UK lawyers, clients and practices will adapt to a post-Brexit climate.
world of work

Bringing the world of work to life for young people

The Careers & Enterprise Company is calling out to employers across all sectors and industries to help make a real difference to the lives of young people
economic partnership

PIMFA comments on the UK’s future economic partnership with the European Union

PIMFA – the UK’s leading trade association for the personal investment management and financial advice sector - welcomes the Prime Minister’s clarification in her Mansion House speech on 2 March of key aspects of the Government’s aspirations for the post-Brexit UK/EU relationship

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