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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): school closures

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): school closures

What schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people

Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

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Guidance: COVID 19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

Guidance: COVID 19: safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Government response: Coronavirus (COVID 19) and high blood pressure medication

Government response: Coronavirus (COVID 19) and high blood pressure medication

There is no evidence from clinical or epidemiological studies that treatment with ACE-I or ARBs might worsen COVID-19 infection.

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Guidance: COVID 19: infection prevention and control

Guidance: COVID 19: infection prevention and control

Guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19.

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Detailed guide: HMCTS online services for legal professionals

Detailed guide: HMCTS online services for legal professionals

Legal professionals can create an account 'MyHMCTS' and use HM Courts and Tribunals Service online services.

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Detailed guide: HMCTS telephone and video hearings during coronavirus outbreak

Detailed guide: HMCTS telephone and video hearings during coronavirus outbreak

Guidance on how HMCTS will use telephone and video technology during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Notice: WA16 9JN, Vale Royal Fresh Foods Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/PB3495VV/A001

Notice: WA16 9JN, Vale Royal Fresh Foods Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/PB3495VV/A001

View the application submitted by Vale Royal Fresh Foods Ltd for Vale Royal Fresh Foods Ltd, Hulme Hall Lane, Allostock, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9JN.

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Guidance: COVID 19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases

Guidance: COVID 19: investigation and initial clinical management of possible cases

Information on case definitions, and the initial assessment and investigation of possible cases of COVID-19 infection.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for sampling and for diagnostic laboratories

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for sampling and for diagnostic laboratories

Information for clinical diagnostic laboratories regarding safety, sampling and packaging specimens associated with COVID-19.

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Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MODís contribution to the coronavirus response

Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MODís contribution to the coronavirus response

On 18 March the Defence Secretary announced new measures to enable armed forces personnel to support public services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Press release: PM call with President Trump: 27 March 2020

Press release: PM call with President Trump: 27 March 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with President Donald Trump.

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Press release: Government launches new drive on coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff

Press release: Government launches new drive on coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff

NHS staff will be first in line for a new coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programme being developed in collaboration with government and industry.

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Notice: EX5 2JG, Mr Martin Beaman: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3896VL/A001

Notice: EX5 2JG, Mr Martin Beaman: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3896VL/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Martin Beaman for Holmes, Perkins Village, Exeter, EX5 2JG.

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Notice: ME3 8SP, Mr David Baker: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3899WH/A001

Notice: ME3 8SP, Mr David Baker: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3899WH/A001

View the application submitted by Mr David Baker for Stout Farm, Clinch Street, High Halstow, Rochester, ME3 8SP.

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Notice: ME17 3RQ, Rumwood Green Farm Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/NB3790RX/A001

Notice: ME17 3RQ, Rumwood Green Farm Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/NB3790RX/A001

View the application submitted by Rumwood Green Farm Ltd for Ladds Court Farm, Chart Hill Road, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3RQ.

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Notice: GU34 5NA, Mr Logan Colbeck: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3597VQ/A001

Notice: GU34 5NA, Mr Logan Colbeck: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3597VQ/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Logan Colbeck for The Lilacs, Homestead Road, Medstead, GU34 5NA.

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Guidance: COVID 19: Free of charge DBS applications and fast track Barred List check service

Guidance: COVID 19: Free of charge DBS applications and fast track Barred List check service

Guidance around free-of-charge applications and our new fast-track Barred List check service, in response to COVID-19.

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Guidance: Start up and Innovator visa endorsing bodies: guidance

Guidance: Start up and Innovator visa endorsing bodies: guidance

Guidance for Innovator and Start up visa endorsing bodies.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): specialist vehicle approval tests

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): specialist vehicle approval tests

Approval tests for newly-built, rebuilt, radically-altered and imported vehicles are suspended due to coronavirus - but critical vehicles can still be tested.

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Transparency data: Official Development Assistance (ODA): Arms Length Bodies and Soft Power Programmes

Transparency data: Official Development Assistance (ODA): Arms Length Bodies and Soft Power Programmes

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Official Development Assistance to arm length bodies and to FCO-led soft power programmes for April 2018 to December 2019.

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Guidance: Farming Recovery Fund 2019: Handbook and application form

Guidance: Farming Recovery Fund 2019: Handbook and application form

Fill in and return the application form to apply for funding from the Farming Recovery Fund.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 27 March 2020   COVID 19 update

Correspondence: eAlert: 27 March 2020 COVID 19 update

This eAlert contains updates on some of the Forestry Commission's working practices in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: COVID 19: background information

Guidance: COVID 19: background information

Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features.

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Detailed guide: Guidance for current students

Detailed guide: Guidance for current students

SLC issues guidance for current students and answers common questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Case study: How the Welsh Government migrated their technology to the cloud

Case study: How the Welsh Government migrated their technology to the cloud

How the Welsh Government planned and migrated their technology systems, services and data to the cloud.

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Detailed guide: Guidance for prospective students

Detailed guide: Guidance for prospective students

SLC issues guidance for prospective students and answers common questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Detailed guide: River Thames: locks and facilities for boaters

Detailed guide: River Thames: locks and facilities for boaters

Facilities for boaters at Environment Agency lock sites on the non-tidal River Thames and the River Kennet.

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Guidance: Closing certain businesses and venues

Guidance: Closing certain businesses and venues

This document provides guidance on the closure of certain businesses and venues as part of further social distancing measures.

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Detailed guide: River Thames: restrictions and closures

Detailed guide: River Thames: restrictions and closures

Navigation on the River Thames may be restricted or closed in certain areas. Find out where and when these restrictions and closures are.

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Detailed guide: Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID 19)

Detailed guide: Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID 19)

There are different regulations which apply to devices and equipment including hand gels and PPE (personal protective equipment)

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers under Tiers 2 and 5.

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Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Locations where you can go to get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC).

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Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MODís contribution to the coronavirus response

Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MODís contribution to the coronavirus response

On 18 March the Defence Secretary announced new measures to enable armed forces personnel to support public services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students

List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under Tier 4.

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Press release: Survey and Inspection information update

Press release: Survey and Inspection information update

COVID-19 advice for survey and inspection, update to MIN 612.

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Notice: RM9 6QD, Manns Waste Management Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/HP3098VH/V003

Notice: RM9 6QD, Manns Waste Management Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/HP3098VH/V003

View the application submitted by Manns Waste Management Ltd for The Old Bus Depot, Dagenham.

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Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: application processing times

Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: application processing times

Current expected processing times for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Notice: B11 2BA, Veolia ES Birmingham Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/WP3239SJ/V009

Notice: B11 2BA, Veolia ES Birmingham Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/WP3239SJ/V009

View the application submitted by Veolia ES Birmingham Limited for Tyseley Energy from Waste Plant, Birmingham.

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Guidance: Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

Guidance: Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

Notice allowing tank vehicles, with extended roadworthiness test certificates, to remain in service and on our roads without a valid ADR 1(C) certificate.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response

Advice for legal aid providers setting out what the Legal Aid Agency is putting in place to help them continue to provide service for their clients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: DAO policies

Guidance: DAO policies

Defence Awarding Organisation policies, including conflict of interest and equal opportunities.

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Guidance: COVID 19: evaluation of commercially available diagnostic products

Guidance: COVID 19: evaluation of commercially available diagnostic products

Information on how Public Health England (PHE) is evaluating the various commercially available COVID-19 diagnostics products.

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Survey and inspection customer update Ė COVID 19

Survey and inspection customer update Ė COVID 19

Revised contact details for MCA marine offices

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Guidance: Workplace Charging Scheme approved chargepoint list

Guidance: Workplace Charging Scheme approved chargepoint list

List of chargepoint models approved under the Workplace Charging Scheme.

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Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme approved chargepoint model list

Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme approved chargepoint model list

List of approved manufacturers and models under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.

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Detailed guide: Financial relief for legal aid practitioners

Detailed guide: Financial relief for legal aid practitioners

Options available to practitioners facing cash-flow problems when carrying out legal aid work.

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Guidance: Open standards for government

Guidance: Open standards for government

Information about the open standards chosen for use in government technology.

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Guidance: Lulworth firing times

Guidance: Lulworth firing times

Lulworth ranges firing programme is presented in HTML format so that the information is accessible to everyone.

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Press release: PM call with ventilator manufacturers and suppliers: 26 March 2020

Press release: PM call with ventilator manufacturers and suppliers: 26 March 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to British suppliers and manufacturers yesterday evening (26 March 2020).

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Detailed guide: Exemptions from Devices regulations during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Detailed guide: Exemptions from Devices regulations during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Fast-track approval of medical devices during COVID-19 outbreak

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Contact the Government Legal Department electronically

Contact the Government Legal Department electronically

The service of new legal proceedings should be via email.

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Detailed guide: Work out if you'll pay Welsh Income Tax

Detailed guide: Work out if you'll pay Welsh Income Tax

Find out whether you'll be a Welsh taxpayer if you move to or from Wales, have more than one home or have no home.

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Guidance: MGN 555 (M) Amendment 1 Life saving appliances: lifeboats, rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear   authorisation of service providers

Guidance: MGN 555 (M) Amendment 1 Life saving appliances: lifeboats, rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear authorisation of service providers

Notice to all shipowners, ship operators and managers, masters, officers and crew of merchant ships, authorised service personnel and recognised organisations.

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Transparency data: DBS Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

Transparency data: DBS Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

A report detailing the Disclosure and Barring Service's pay gap data for 2019.

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An update from Tom McCormack, CEO, Marine Management Organisation

An update from Tom McCormack, CEO, Marine Management Organisation

Useful contacts for the fishing industry

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Detailed guide: Windrush Compensation Scheme

Detailed guide: Windrush Compensation Scheme

You may be able to claim compensation through the Windrush Compensation Scheme if you suffered a loss because you could not demonstrate your lawful right to live in the UK.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19)   update on VOA services

Coronavirus (COVID 19) update on VOA services

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing unprecedented disruption to public services, businesses and individuals across the country.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19)   update on VOA services

Coronavirus (COVID 19) update on VOA services

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing unprecedented disruption to public services, businesses and individuals across the country.

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Guidance: Great crested newts: district level licensing schemes

Guidance: Great crested newts: district level licensing schemes

Apply to join a district level licensing scheme to manage great crested newt (GCN) populations if you are developing land in certain parts of England.

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Uncertainty toolkit

Uncertainty toolkit

We helped develop a toolkit for analysts in government. GAD, 8 other government departments and a public sector organisation developed and refined the advice and guidance.

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Contact the Government Legal Department electronically

Contact the Government Legal Department electronically

The service of new legal proceedings should be via email.

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Corporate report: Civil Service People Survey 2019   Ofqual

Corporate report: Civil Service People Survey 2019 Ofqual

Results of the 2019 Civil Service People Survey, looking at experiences and levels of engagement of staff working at Ofqual.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for people with animals

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for people with animals

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Detailed guide: Guidance for repayment customers

Detailed guide: Guidance for repayment customers

SLC issues guidance for repayment customers and answers common questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

Detailed guide: Number of coronavirus (COVID 19) cases and risk in the UK

The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

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Detailed guide: UK seafarer careers: COVID 19 guidance, training provision, information and examination syllabuses

Detailed guide: UK seafarer careers: COVID 19 guidance, training provision, information and examination syllabuses

Training for seafarers including, an COVID-19 update, career information, written and oral exam syllabuses and details for nautical colleges and training centres

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Detailed guide: Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK

Detailed guide: Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK

Check how quickly youíll receive a decision on your UK visa application if you are applying from outside the UK.

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Statutory guidance: Current catch limits: 10 metres and under non sector pool

Statutory guidance: Current catch limits: 10 metres and under non sector pool

Current quota catch limits for the 10 metres and under pool including details on 2 and 3 monthly limits on stocks

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): guidance for UK businesses

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): guidance for UK businesses

Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally.

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Notice: Current catch limits: over 10 metre non sector pool

Notice: Current catch limits: over 10 metre non sector pool

Current quota catch limits for the over 10 metres non-sector pool including details on 3 monthly limits for stocks

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Detailed guide: Understand your fishing vessel licence

Detailed guide: Understand your fishing vessel licence

How to understand each part of your fishing vessel licence Ė vessel details, conditions, schedule, annex and their current copies.

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Transparency data: Office of the Advocate General for Scotland People Survey 2019

Transparency data: Office of the Advocate General for Scotland People Survey 2019

Analysis of the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland People Survey

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Coronavirus Ė Guidance on access to green spaces

Coronavirus Ė Guidance on access to green spaces

Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.

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Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

Variations effective from 00:01 hours, Sunday 22 March

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

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Open consultation: Introducing E10 Petrol

Open consultation: Introducing E10 Petrol

Proposals on how to introduce E10 petrol for vehicle use throughout in the UK.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 sponsors

This is advice for Tier 2, 4 and 5 visa sponsors in the UK who are sponsoring those affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: British Forces Post Office locations

Guidance: British Forces Post Office locations

A list of British Forces Post Office (BFPO) locations, numbers and postcodes for Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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Guidance: BFPOs included in the MOD enduring families free mail service

Guidance: BFPOs included in the MOD enduring families free mail service

A list of British Forces Post Offices (BFPOs) and ships who are entitled to the enduring families free mail service (EFFMS).

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Guidance: HM Coastguard offshore search and rescue management

Guidance: HM Coastguard offshore search and rescue management

Details of the offshore search and rescue management courses for the energy industries provided by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

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Transparency data: DfE: special advisers' gifts, hospitality and meetings, 2019

Transparency data: DfE: special advisers' gifts, hospitality and meetings, 2019

Data on gifts and hospitality received by Department for Education special advisers, and meetings they attended with senior media figures.

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Detailed guide: Buying and selling on the Digital Marketplace

Detailed guide: Buying and selling on the Digital Marketplace

Guidance for buyers and suppliers of cloud technology, digital outcomes, digital specialists, user research participants and labs.

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Detailed guide: Services you can supply on the Digital Marketplace

Detailed guide: Services you can supply on the Digital Marketplace

You can sell cloud technology and digital specialist services to government on the Digital Marketplace.

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Further details of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced

Further details of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced

New guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme published.

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Corporate report: Competition and Markets Authority: Civil Service people survey

Corporate report: Competition and Markets Authority: Civil Service people survey

Survey reports of employee engagement for all years to present date, showing engagement index result.

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Detailed guide: What to do and when for G Cloud 12

Detailed guide: What to do and when for G Cloud 12

Applications to the G-Cloud 12 framework open on 3 March 2020. How to apply and the timetable.

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Detailed guide: Countryside Productivity Scheme

Detailed guide: Countryside Productivity Scheme

How to apply for grants and submit an application under the Countryside Productivity Scheme

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Corporate report: Defence Data Management Strategy

Corporate report: Defence Data Management Strategy

The Defence Data Management Strategy 2020 sets out improvements to the way the Ministry of Defence manages and uses data.

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Press release: Message from Tim Lowe CBE on COVID 19

Press release: Message from Tim Lowe CBE on COVID 19

A message from the UK Hydrographic Office's Chief Executive.

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Press release: Message from Tim Lowe CBE on COVID 19

Press release: Message from Tim Lowe CBE on COVID 19

A message from the UK Hydrographic Office's Chief Executive.

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Detailed guide: Single Justice Procedure court lists

Detailed guide: Single Justice Procedure court lists

Please note: where possible the court lists will be updated prior to 2pm each day

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Detailed guide: Service family accommodation

Detailed guide: Service family accommodation

A guide for service families about applying for, maintaining, moving in and out of and living in UK service family accommodation (SFA).

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Transparency data: MOD exceptions to spending controls for January to December 2019

Transparency data: MOD exceptions to spending controls for January to December 2019

Reports on departmental exemptions to spending controls (moratoria).

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