Applications for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Single Payment Scheme will have to be made online from January, yet many farmers in parts of the UK that have not yet been reached by the BDUK rural broadband project. *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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November 6th, 2014
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Applications for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Single Payment Scheme will have to be made online from January, yet many farmers in parts of the UK that have not yet been reached by the BDUK rural broadband project.

Inquiry launched into rural broadband coverage for farmers
 
New Services

Cllr Maureen Webber, cabinet member for council business and corporate affairs, said: “The Microsoft IT Academy Programme offers educational establishments extensive benefits and the opportunity to deliver training and qualifications to their pupils, staff and wider community.”

Rhondda council to establish Microsoft IT academy
 
New Product / Technology

On 27th November, Socitm is holding an event, ‘Use of third party software: addressing a major problem for council web teams’, to discuss problems and solutions to integration of third party software on council websites.

Socitm event to discuss councils’ poor implementation of third party software
 
Policy

Inadequate infrastructure, which means staff are working from “largely independent and separate IT and support systems”, must be addressed in order to improve council collaboration.

Tri-borough report calls for further integration of existing ICT systems
 

Newcastle MP, Chi Onwurah, has demanded action over websites that masquerade as official government sites, which are falsely charging for services and are destroying public confidence in the government’s digital services.

Newcastle MP warns scam websites undermine government’s digital services
 
Conferences and Events

This free event on 14th November will showcase the success and outcomes of the Local Digital Programme, associated campaign and related digital transformation work happening in local government.

Public sector employees invited to Local Digital Today
 
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