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Press release: National Living Wage increase raises income of low paid workers

Press release: National Living Wage increase raises income of low paid workers

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increased on 1 April.

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Research and analysis: The National Minimum Wage in 2020

Research and analysis: The National Minimum Wage in 2020

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increased on 1 April 2020. This report reviews those increases and the LPC's new remit to 2024.

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New advice to protect homes of England’s seahorses and seabream

New advice to protect homes of England’s seahorses and seabream

Natural England has published nine new draft Conservation Advice packages to enable developers and operators to understand the impact of their proposed development on habitats and species in protected sites across England.

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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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Notice: OX39 4BS, Mr James Pearce: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3992EM/A001

Notice: OX39 4BS, Mr James Pearce: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3992EM/A001

View the application submitted by Mr James Pearce for Shaws Field Barn, Chinnor Hill, Oxfordshire, OX39 4BS.

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Notice: IP27 0SJ, VolkerFitzpatrick Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3599AX/A001

Notice: IP27 0SJ, VolkerFitzpatrick Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3599AX/A001

View the application submitted by VolkerFitzpatrick Limited for RAF Lakenheath Wangford Road Compound, Wangford Road, Wangford, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SJ.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): changes to the Care Act 2014

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): changes to the Care Act 2014

Changes to the Care Act 2014 to help local authorities prioritise care and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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First new ventilators to roll off production line this weekend as industry answers call to step up manufacturing

First new ventilators to roll off production line this weekend as industry answers call to step up manufacturing

The first devices from the Government’s ventilator challenge will roll off the production line this weekend, ahead of delivery to the NHS next week, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced today.

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Press release: Pregnant prisoners to be temporarily released from custody

Press release: Pregnant prisoners to be temporarily released from custody

Pregnant women in custody who do not pose a high risk of harm to the public will be temporarily released from prison.

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Speech: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster opens the coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Speech: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster opens the coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove opens the daily coronavirus press conference.

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Detailed guide: DVLA Coronavirus (COVID 19) update

Detailed guide: DVLA Coronavirus (COVID 19) update

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, we are working hard to make sure the services we provide can continue, but this is an ever-changing picture.

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Guidance: Medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK

Guidance: Medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK

Sets out medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK because they are needed for UK patients.

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Detailed guide: Cover policy and indicators

Detailed guide: Cover policy and indicators

Find out about cover policy and indicators for countries and territories that are covered by UK Export Finance.

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Detailed guide: Export Insurance Policy

Detailed guide: Export Insurance Policy

Find out about our Export Insurance Policy: its benefits, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

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Biometrics Commissioner 2019 annual report: update

Biometrics Commissioner 2019 annual report: update

Update on the status of the Biometrics Commissioner annual report for 2019.

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Chancellor waives duties and VAT on vital medical imports

Chancellor waives duties and VAT on vital medical imports

Chancellor waives import taxes on vital medical equipment including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing

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Chancellor waives duties and VAT on vital medical imports

Chancellor waives duties and VAT on vital medical imports

Chancellor waives import taxes on vital medical equipment including ventilators, coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing

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General licences introduced for the humane trapping of stoats

General licences introduced for the humane trapping of stoats

New measures to improve the welfare of trapped stoats in line with internationally agreed standards.

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Guidance: NHS injury cost recovery scheme

Guidance: NHS injury cost recovery scheme

Guidance for NHS trusts on the application of the NHS Injury Cost Recovery (ICR) scheme for 2020 to 2021.

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Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.

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Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 31 March 2020

Press conference slides and datasets used by The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.

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Detailed guide: NHS injury costs recovery scheme: tariff and charges from 1 April 2020

Detailed guide: NHS injury costs recovery scheme: tariff and charges from 1 April 2020

Annual amendment in the tariff and ceiling of charges payable by compensators for the recovery of NHS charges under the NHS injury costs recovery scheme.

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Guidance: What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity

Guidance: What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity

A report that summarises evidence of what works in schools and colleges to promote levels of activity among children and young people.

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Guidance: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Guidance: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Press release: Decision on sea trout netting season extension announced

Press release: Decision on sea trout netting season extension announced

A report has been published revealing the results of a five-week public consultation on extending the sea trout netting season in Yorkshire and the North East.

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Secretary of State participates in Joint Ministerial COVID 19 conference call

Secretary of State participates in Joint Ministerial COVID 19 conference call

A Joint statement following a COVID-19 call chaired by Secretary of State and Tanaiste.

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Press release: MHRA approves new life saving breathing aid to help keep coronavirus (COVID 19) patients out of intensive care

Press release: MHRA approves new life saving breathing aid to help keep coronavirus (COVID 19) patients out of intensive care

Adapted breathing aid developed by UCL, UCLH and Mercedes Formula One provides vital technology to NHS.

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Guidance: Tregantle firing times

Guidance: Tregantle firing times

Information on Tregantle firing times, available in 2 file formats so that it is accessible to everyone.

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Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Find out what you need to do to legally market or collect forest reproductive material (FRM), including how to register and get master certificates and licences.

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Detailed guide: Exceptional GMP flexibilities for medicines imported from third countries during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Detailed guide: Exceptional GMP flexibilities for medicines imported from third countries during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Qualified Persons (QPs) should follow the below guidance on the flexible approaches we are taking for medicines imported from third countries.

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New advice for safe funerals after discussions with faith leaders

New advice for safe funerals after discussions with faith leaders

Public Health England has published new guidance to ensure funerals are conducted safely, consistent with social distancing principles.

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Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: December 2019

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: December 2019

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in December 2019.

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Transparency data: PHE government procurement card spend over £500: December 2019

Transparency data: PHE government procurement card spend over £500: December 2019

Details of Public Health England (PHE)'s government procurement card expenditure over £500.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for care of the deceased

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for care of the deceased

Advice primarily designed to assist people required to manage bodies of deceased persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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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Corporate report: MHRA: policy for handling conflicts of interest

Corporate report: MHRA: policy for handling conflicts of interest

Information about how we handle potential conflicts of interest (COI) between MHRA, NIBSC and CPRD.

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Consultation outcome: Sellafield: radioactive substances activities (RSA) permit variation

Consultation outcome: Sellafield: radioactive substances activities (RSA) permit variation

Sellafield Ltd have applied to make changes to their RSA permit at Sellafield in Cumbria. We want your views on these changes.

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Detailed guide: Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID 19) rolling update

Detailed guide: Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID 19) rolling update

Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills providers.

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Notice: TF3 3BN, SRCL Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/MP3303SQ/A001

Notice: TF3 3BN, SRCL Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/MP3303SQ/A001

View the application submitted by SRCL Limited for Stericycle Telford Healthcare Waste Treatment Plant and Transfer Station, Telford.

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FOI release: M40 junctions 9 to 12 southbound

FOI release: M40 junctions 9 to 12 southbound

Response to a request for information about accidents, repairs and complaints relating to the M40 between junctions 9 and 12 southbound for the period October 2017 to January 2018.

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Form: OISC complaints form

Form: OISC complaints form

OISC form for those who wish to complain about the immigration advice or services they received from their adviser.

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General public should not have to pay for 101 non emergency calls from tomorrow

General public should not have to pay for 101 non emergency calls from tomorrow

Home Office will invest £7 million each year to make the service free.

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Transparency data: Summary of wildlife licences issued by Natural England in 2019

Transparency data: Summary of wildlife licences issued by Natural England in 2019

Data on the number and type of licences granted and the updated list of licences to control birds from 2014 to 2019.

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Guidance: Crown Commercial Service customer update: coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance: Crown Commercial Service customer update: coronavirus (COVID 19)

The latest information from the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to help government, public and third sector organisations buy common goods and services.

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Statistical data set: Unclaimed estates list

Statistical data set: Unclaimed estates list

A list of unclaimed estates held by the Treasury Solicitor. Last updated 31st March 2020.

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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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Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Notifications of infectious diseases (NOIDs) for the last 52 weeks.

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Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2020

Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2020

Analysis of data for statutory notifications of infectious diseases (NOIDS) in England and Wales in 2020.

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Mrs J House v Star Laundry: 2305006/2019

Mrs J House v Star Laundry: 2305006/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Miss S Smith v Simon Perele UK: 2305662/2019

Miss S Smith v Simon Perele UK: 2305662/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr J Mason v Mitie Business Services Ltd: 2304223/2019

Mr J Mason v Mitie Business Services Ltd: 2304223/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mrs W Clarke v Accolade Care Services UK Ltd: 2304274/2019

Mrs W Clarke v Accolade Care Services UK Ltd: 2304274/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Independent report: Windrush lessons learned review by Wendy Williams

Independent report: Windrush lessons learned review by Wendy Williams

The report of the Windrush lessons learned independent review by Wendy Williams.

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Guidance: Completing a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)

Guidance: Completing a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)

Guidance notes for doctors covering issues doctors often ask about, and clarifying best practice under current legislation, including the Coronavirus Act 2020.

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Guidance: Mental Health Casework Section   Response to Covid 19

Guidance: Mental Health Casework Section Response to Covid 19

Temporary change in processes in response to Covid-19

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): temporary changes to driver CPC requirements

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): temporary changes to driver CPC requirements

Temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory CPC training to continue to drive.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus: Driver CPC requirement temporary changes

Detailed guide: Coronavirus: Driver CPC requirement temporary changes

Temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory Driver CPC training to continue to drive.

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VMD Export Certificates being issued electronically

VMD Export Certificates being issued electronically

From 23 March Export Certificates are being issued electronically only.

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Detailed guide: Wildlife licences: when you need to apply

Detailed guide: Wildlife licences: when you need to apply

Find out which licence you may need to carry out work that affects wildlife and its habitat, how to apply and when you may need to pay.

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Detailed guide: Badgers, beavers, otters, pine martens and stoats: how to trap humanely

Detailed guide: Badgers, beavers, otters, pine martens and stoats: how to trap humanely

Trappers of certain species of mammal must use traps that meet international humaneness standards.

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Form: Stoats: licence to trap them to prevent serious damage to livestock (GL39)

Form: Stoats: licence to trap them to prevent serious damage to livestock (GL39)

Get a general licence to trap stoats to prevent serious damage to vulnerable livestock.

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Form: Stoats: licence to trap them to conserve wild birds (GL38)

Form: Stoats: licence to trap them to conserve wild birds (GL38)

Get a general licence to trap stoats to conserve vulnerable wild birds.

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Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies

When you need to attend a citizenship ceremony - how to book, how much it costs, what happens during the ceremony

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Coronavirus – Changes to Veterans UK Services

Coronavirus – Changes to Veterans UK Services

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all Veterans UK services are operating via remote working and this has meant we have had to change several of our services.

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VMD: Civil Service People Survey 2019

VMD: Civil Service People Survey 2019

This highlights report provides details of how the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) performed in the Civil Service People Survey.

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COVID 19: sample submission guidance for VICs and PME centres

COVID 19: sample submission guidance for VICs and PME centres

APHA continues to provide post mortem and diagnostic testing support for livestock veterinarians but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service is impacted.

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Guidance: Recall, review and re release of recalled prisoners

Guidance: Recall, review and re release of recalled prisoners

Mandatory requirements and guidance for prison and probation staff involved in the recall, review and re-release of recalled prisoners.

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Residential estate agency services in the Berkshire area: director disqualification

Residential estate agency services in the Berkshire area: director disqualification

The CMA is seeking the disqualification of 2 directors of estate agencies found to have broken competition law.

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viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by PUG LLC (viagogo) of the StubHub business of eBay Inc.

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Transparency data: Department for Education: exceptions to spending controls

Transparency data: Department for Education: exceptions to spending controls

Reports on DfE exceptions to government spending controls.

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Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Recent sentences examined by the Attorney General’s Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.

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NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

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Open consultation: Consultation on expanding the dormant assets scheme

Open consultation: Consultation on expanding the dormant assets scheme

A consultation on proposals to expand the dormant assets scheme. In light of the ongoing impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), the government is extending the deadline for responses to 16 July 2020. Please email us at dormantassets@culture.gov.uk if you have any questions.

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NDA postpones annual Supply Chain Event

NDA postpones annual Supply Chain Event

The NDA has taken the decision to postpone its annual Supply Chain Event, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Yorkshire Purchasing/Findel Education merger inquiry

Yorkshire Purchasing/Findel Education merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition of Findel Education Ltd by Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

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Press release: Sir Ian Cheshire to stand down as Government’s Lead Non Executive Director

Press release: Sir Ian Cheshire to stand down as Government’s Lead Non Executive Director

Sir Ian Cheshire, the Government’s Lead Non-Executive Director and Lead Non-Executive Director for the Cabinet Office, will step down from his positions today.

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COVID 19 Guidance:  Information for NI Businesses & Employers

COVID 19 Guidance: Information for NI Businesses & Employers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for businesses and employers in Northern Ireland

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) and prisons

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) and prisons

This page provides guidance for families and friends of those in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Detailed guide: UK National Codification Bureau

Detailed guide: UK National Codification Bureau

The UK National Codification Bureau logs every item used by the 3 services. Suppliers can find out here what they need to do to be included.

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Research and analysis: Investment Bulletins

Research and analysis: Investment Bulletins

Monthly update on economic indicators and other trends in finance from the Government Actuary's Department.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): recreational general aviation

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): recreational general aviation

Guidance on recreational general aviation (GA) flying during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Status of Phase 1 clinical trials in response to coronavirus (COVID 19)

Status of Phase 1 clinical trials in response to coronavirus (COVID 19)

We have written to all Phase I accredited units conducting early phase clinical trials to seek confirmation that all trials have undergone a risk assessment in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current government advice.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus: Q&A for friends and family of prisoners

Detailed guide: Coronavirus: Q&A for friends and family of prisoners

We know friends and families of prisoners have questions about what coronavirus means for prison regimes. Here are answers to some frequently-asked questions.

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Statutory guidance: MHRA fees

Statutory guidance: MHRA fees

Fees payable to MHRA for 2020 to 2021

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Detailed guide: Veterans UK: contact us

Detailed guide: Veterans UK: contact us

Information on how to contact Veterans UK and their services.

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Detailed guide: Urgent help for veterans

Detailed guide: Urgent help for veterans

Veterans needing urgent help in a crisis can contact us or the following organisations for assistance.

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COVID 19: Updated Contact Centre opening times

COVID 19: Updated Contact Centre opening times

DBS Contact Centre opening hours have been amended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Guidance: Cloud guide for the public sector

Guidance: Cloud guide for the public sector

Guidance on migrating to and using cloud in the public sector.

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Detailed guide: Use a pre funded account for driving test and Driver CPC services

Detailed guide: Use a pre funded account for driving test and Driver CPC services

Apply for and use a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) pre-funded account to pay for Driver CPC and driving test services.

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In the military? CNC could be your next step

In the military? CNC could be your next step

A new dedicated military section of our website has been created to show what we offer to serving and ex-military personnel

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#StayAtHome and stay safe

#StayAtHome and stay safe

New policing powers are now in force across the country to encourage people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

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#StayAtHome and stay safe

#StayAtHome and stay safe

New policing powers are now in force across the country to encourage people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives

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Guidance: Mental Health Casework Section   Q&A for Healthcare Professionals

Guidance: Mental Health Casework Section Q&A for Healthcare Professionals

Temporary change in processes in response to Covid-19

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Transparency data: Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: January 2020

Transparency data: Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: January 2020

This document details GPC (government procurement card) HMT spend greater than £500.

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Regulation: MAA regulatory notices (RN)

Regulation: MAA regulatory notices (RN)

A regulatory notice will notify changes in structures, procedures or regulations, or provide operational or engineering information and guidance.

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Detailed guide: Host vocational driving tests at your own site

Detailed guide: Host vocational driving tests at your own site

Apply for your site to be approved to host lorry, car and trailer or Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) part 4 tests.

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