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News 03 April 2020


Press release: UK medicines and medical devices regulator investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed COVID 19 medical products

Press release: UK medicines and medical devices regulator investigating 14 cases of fake or unlicensed COVID 19 medical products

An increasing number of bogus medical products being sold through unauthorised websites claiming to treat or prevent COVID-19 are being investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): guidance for children's social care services

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): guidance for children's social care services

Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.

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Transport Secretary: continue to follow government guidelines on travel despite warm weather

Transport Secretary: continue to follow government guidelines on travel despite warm weather

With warm weather this weekend people may feel tempted to head out more, but please stick to government guidance. You are saving lives by staying at home.

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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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Guidance: Crematorium medical referees: guidance on cremation forms

Guidance: Crematorium medical referees: guidance on cremation forms

Guidance for crematorium medical referees on how to fill in cremation forms.

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Guidance: Crematorium managers: guidance on cremation regulations and forms

Guidance: Crematorium managers: guidance on cremation regulations and forms

Advice and guidance for crematorium managers and cremation authorities on the correct forms to use when arranging a cremation.

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Guidance: Medical practitioners: guidance on completing cremation forms

Guidance: Medical practitioners: guidance on completing cremation forms

Help for medical practitioners on how to complete cremation form Cremation 4.

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Guidance: Funeral directors: guidance on cremation regulations and forms

Guidance: Funeral directors: guidance on cremation regulations and forms

Information to help funeral directors arrange a cremation, including details of which forms to use.

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Guidance: Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019 guidance

Guidance: Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019 guidance

This guidance to medical practitioners on notifying deaths to the coroner is an amended version of previous guidance to reflect the temporary changes made by the Coronavirus Act 2020.

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Press release: World's largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK

Press release: World's largest trial of potential coronavirus treatments rolled out across the UK

The largest randomised clinical trial of potential coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments is underway as part of the race to find a treatment.

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Guidance: Technical Specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Guidance: Technical Specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The documents attached define the technical and regulatory standards for Personal Protective Equipment

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Correspondence: COVID 19 : Contingent liability for ventilators

Correspondence: COVID 19 : Contingent liability for ventilators

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has written to the Chairs of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) on contingent liabilities for ventilators.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for Ambulance Trusts

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for Ambulance Trusts

This guidance is for suspected cases of COVID-19 where an emergency ambulance response is required.

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Guidance: Approved tachograph centre special notice 01 20

Guidance: Approved tachograph centre special notice 01 20

Update on periodic inspections, initial calibrations, the extension of current training certificate expiry dates, periodic checks, DVSA examiner visits and more.

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Guidance: Approved tachograph centre special notice 01 20

Guidance: Approved tachograph centre special notice 01 20

Update on periodic inspections, initial calibrations, the extension of current training certificate expiry dates, periodic checks, DVSA examiner visits and more.

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Form: Coronavirus (COVID 19): tell us you can produce testing kits and services

Form: Coronavirus (COVID 19): tell us you can produce testing kits and services

Forms for organisations that can manufacture and supply testing consumables, equipment and laboratory PPE as part of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.

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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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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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Detailed guide: DBS and Coronavirus (COVID 19): Frequently asked questions

Detailed guide: DBS and Coronavirus (COVID 19): Frequently asked questions

A regularly updated list of answers to frequently asked questions related to DBS and coronavirus.

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Environment Agency Operational Update – 3 April 2020

Environment Agency Operational Update – 3 April 2020

The Environment Agency is working hard with the Government and other emergency responders to protect the public and environment from the effects of Coronavirus.

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Detailed guide: Medicines: get scientific advice from MHRA

Detailed guide: Medicines: get scientific advice from MHRA

How to get scientific advice about your licence application from MHRA, including: submitting a request, your meeting with MHRA, fees.

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Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 3 April 2020

Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 3 April 2020

Press conference slides and datasets used by Matt Hancock.

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Notice: DY9 9YE, Mr Muzaffer Turan: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/RB3092ND/A001

Notice: DY9 9YE, Mr Muzaffer Turan: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3092ND/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Muzaffer Turan for Belcote, Mearse Lane, Belbroughton, Stourbridge, DY9 9YE.

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Notice: LE16 7GL, Anglian Water Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/RB3094WT/A001

Notice: LE16 7GL, Anglian Water Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3094WT/A001

View the application submitted by Anglian Water Services Limited for Market Harborough South CSO, St Mary's Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7GL.

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Notice: ME13 0HL, Harris (Belmont) Charity: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3592ED/A001

Notice: ME13 0HL, Harris (Belmont) Charity: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3592ED/A001

View the application submitted by Harris (Belmont) Charity for Hockley Farmhouse, Church Road, Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HL.

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Notice: ME13 0HL, Harris (Belmont) Charity: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3591VF/A001

Notice: ME13 0HL, Harris (Belmont) Charity: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3591VF/A001

View the application submitted by Harris (Belmont) Charity for Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 Hockley Cottages, Church Road, Throwley, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0HL.

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Statutory guidance: Fish Producer Organisation (PO) compliance and enforcement

Statutory guidance: Fish Producer Organisation (PO) compliance and enforcement

Details of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) compliance and enforcement approach to producer organisations.

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Correspondence: COVID 19: Contingent liability for ventilators

Correspondence: COVID 19: Contingent liability for ventilators

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has written to the Chairs of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) on contingent liabilities for ventilators.

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Official Statistics: National DNA Database statistics

Official Statistics: National DNA Database statistics

Provides National DNA Database statistics on a quarterly basis.

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Corporate report: Cabinet Office seeks Non Executive Board Members

Corporate report: Cabinet Office seeks Non Executive Board Members

The Cabinet Office is seeking to appoint new Non Executive Board Members.

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Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

Guidance: MCA approved doctors UK based

A list of doctors in the UK who can carry out ENG 1 medicals.

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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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Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces

Coronavirus – Guidance on access to green spaces

Guidance on using green spaces and protecting yourself and others.

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Detailed guide: COVID 19: How DBS is supporting the fight against coronavirus

Detailed guide: COVID 19: How DBS is supporting the fight against coronavirus

A collection of factsheets, updated guidelines and news stories related to DBS and coronavirus.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

This page provides advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will be updated when new advice is available.

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COVID 19: Temporary changes to Subject Access Request guidelines

COVID 19: Temporary changes to Subject Access Request guidelines

Temporary changes have been made to guidelines as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Detailed guide: DVLA Coronavirus (COVID 19) update

Detailed guide: DVLA Coronavirus (COVID 19) update

Please use our online services, which are all currently available. Please do not send in any paper applications until further notice.

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Guidance: Straightpoint and WCTA Grenade Range firing times

Guidance: Straightpoint and WCTA Grenade Range firing times

Information on Straightpoint and Woodbury Common Training Area Grenade Range's firing times.

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Detailed guide: Using chatbots and webchat tools

Detailed guide: Using chatbots and webchat tools

How to use chatbots and webchat tools to improve your users’ experience of your service.

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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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Guidance: Langport Range and dry training area firing notice

Guidance: Langport Range and dry training area firing notice

Firing schedule for Langport Range and dry training area (LRDTA).

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Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises

Relaxation of enforcement 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: DAO qualification handbooks: level 4 courses

Guidance: DAO qualification handbooks: level 4 courses

Qualifications, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for Defence Awarding Organisation courses.

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Guidance: Scotland firing times

Guidance: Scotland firing times

Firing times for ranges in Scotland including Barry Buddon, Kirkcudbright, Garelochhead, Tain, Cape Wrath, Fort George, Binnhill, Blackdog, Castlelaw Ranges and Dreghorn.

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Case study: How the DVLA deployed a chatbot and improved customer engagement

Case study: How the DVLA deployed a chatbot and improved customer engagement

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) added a chatbot on its webchat channel to provide millions of customers with more efficient self service.

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Case study: How the DVLA deployed a chatbot and improved customer engagement

Case study: How the DVLA deployed a chatbot and improved customer engagement

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) added a chatbot on its webchat channel to provide millions of customers with more efficient self service.

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Form: How to apply for a safe manning document for yachts

Form: How to apply for a safe manning document for yachts

Complete MSF4208 to apply for a safe manning document for a yacht

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Guidance: Technical Specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Guidance: Technical Specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The documents attached define the technical and regulatory standards for Personal Protective Equipment

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Mr N Santos v Winfield Engineering Ltd and others: 2600840/2019

Mr N Santos v Winfield Engineering Ltd and others: 2600840/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr N Parnaby v Broad Oak Cabinet Makers Ltd: 2600147/2019 and 2600159/2019

Mr N Parnaby v Broad Oak Cabinet Makers Ltd: 2600147/2019 and 2600159/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr J Peabody v Broad Oak Cabinet Makers Ltd: 2600146/2019 and 2600160/2019

Mr J Peabody v Broad Oak Cabinet Makers Ltd: 2600146/2019 and 2600160/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Ms C Burke and others v Nottingham College: 2602832/2019 and others

Ms C Burke and others v Nottingham College: 2602832/2019 and others

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Case study: How the Ministry of Justice explored using a chatbot

Case study: How the Ministry of Justice explored using a chatbot

How the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) explored and compared users’ experience of website content to using a chatbot.

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Press release: Secretary of State announces additional funding for IFI

Press release: Secretary of State announces additional funding for IFI

Secretary of State, Brandon Lewis, announced an additional £240,000 UK Government funding contribution to support the ongoing work of the International Fund for Ireland.

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Detailed guide: Clean an oil spill at sea and get oil spill treatments approved

Detailed guide: Clean an oil spill at sea and get oil spill treatments approved

Information on cleaning an oil spill including your options, how to get a product approved and how long it will take.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): maintaining further education provision

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): maintaining further education provision

Operational guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training provision.

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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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Miss D Koranteng v Tag Europe Ltd: 2300446/2019

Miss D Koranteng v Tag Europe Ltd: 2300446/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr A Aderombi v Edible Oils Ltd and others: 2300843/2019

Mr A Aderombi v Edible Oils Ltd and others: 2300843/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr L McKenna v Lookers (plc) Mercedes: 2303114/2017

Mr L McKenna v Lookers (plc) Mercedes: 2303114/2017

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr W Preko v Costco Wholesale UK Ltd: 2302353/2019

Mr W Preko v Costco Wholesale UK Ltd: 2302353/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr Prince Serebour Larbi v Asda Stores Ltd: 2301600/2018

Mr Prince Serebour Larbi v Asda Stores Ltd: 2301600/2018

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Guidance: General Support Technology Programme (GSTP)

Guidance: General Support Technology Programme (GSTP)

GSTP is a programme providing technology support to companies and academic institutions across the UK in developing innovative technologies to grow UK capability.

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Guidance: General Support Technology Programme (GSTP)

Guidance: General Support Technology Programme (GSTP)

GSTP is a programme providing technology support to companies and academic institutions across the UK in developing innovative technologies to grow UK capability.

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Detailed guide: Appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119

Detailed guide: Appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119

How to appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119.

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Statistical data set: Vessel lists over 10 metres

Statistical data set: Vessel lists over 10 metres

Registered and licensed vessels over 10 metres

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Statistical data set: Vessel lists 10 metres and under

Statistical data set: Vessel lists 10 metres and under

Registered and licensed vessels 10 metres and under

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FOI release: A63 road traffic collision statistics

FOI release: A63 road traffic collision statistics

Response to a request for information regarding road traffic collisions (RTCs) on the A63.

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Support package for legal providers will ensure access to justice during coronavirus outbreak

Support package for legal providers will ensure access to justice during coronavirus outbreak

Initial support measures will help legal aid providers weather the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining access to justice for the most vulnerable in society.

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Statistical data set: Quota use statistics

Statistical data set: Quota use statistics

UK quota management spreadsheets showing uptake of fish catches by each producer organisation against their allocations for the year.

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Help find new ways to ease global disruption: apply for funding

Help find new ways to ease global disruption: apply for funding

UK businesses can apply for a share of £20 million in a fast-track competition to develop new ways to tackle global disruption such as that caused by COVID-19.

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Decision: St Nicholas Church of England Infant School

Decision: St Nicholas Church of England Infant School

The schools adjudicator’s admission variation decision about St Nicholas CE Infant School.

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Decision: CAC Outcome: Verizon EWC & The Central Management of Verizon Group (3)

Decision: CAC Outcome: Verizon EWC & The Central Management of Verizon Group (3)

Outcome(s) by the Central Arbitration Committee on a complaint from the Verizon European Works Council.

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National Statistics: Mortgage and landlord possession statistics: October to December 2019

National Statistics: Mortgage and landlord possession statistics: October to December 2019

Quarterly National Statistics on possession claim actions in county courts by mortgage lenders and social and private landlords.

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Detailed guide: BFPO services guide

Detailed guide: BFPO services guide

How to use the British Forces Post Office, claim compensation and use the Enduring families free mail service (EFFMS).

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Mastercard / Nets merger inquiry

Mastercard / Nets merger inquiry

The CMA has requested the European Commission to investigate the anticipated acquisition by Mastercard Incorporated of Parts of the Corporate Services Business of Nets A/S.

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SQPs temporarily allowed to prescribe and authorise supply of veterinary medicines remotely

SQPs temporarily allowed to prescribe and authorise supply of veterinary medicines remotely

Enforcement of Veterinary Medicines Regulations relaxed in light of enhanced precautions required by the response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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All VMD inspections postponed due to coronavirus (COVID 19)

All VMD inspections postponed due to coronavirus (COVID 19)

Remote inspections will be done where possible and the Veterinary Medicines Regulations continue to apply.

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Forestry Commission operational update: COVID 19

Forestry Commission operational update: COVID 19

This update provides details on the Forestry Commission's working practices during the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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Press release: Highways England helping emergency services in the West Midlands

Press release: Highways England helping emergency services in the West Midlands

West Midlands network planners face their biggest challenge in many years.

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Corporate report: Building trust in digital government

Corporate report: Building trust in digital government

A review of personal data handling in the Cabinet Office, conducted by Adrian Joseph OBE.

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Digital Markets Taskforce

Digital Markets Taskforce

The Competition and Markets Authority is leading a Digital Markets Taskforce to provide advice to the Government on the potential design and implementation of pro-competitive measures for unlocking competition in digital platform markets.

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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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Official Statistics: Prison population figures: 2020

Official Statistics: Prison population figures: 2020

Latest prison population figures for 2020.

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Guidance: Certification guidance for non suspensive appeals: EEA deportation

Guidance: Certification guidance for non suspensive appeals: EEA deportation

This guidance applies to anyone with enforceable EU law rights who has received a deportation decision and could appeal or has a pending appeal against that decision.

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Notice: Part I claim: A120 Hare Green junction improvement

Notice: Part I claim: A120 Hare Green junction improvement

Notice of period for filing claims between 21 December 2020 and 20 December 2026 for land depreciation as a result of the A120 Hare Green Junction Improvement scheme.

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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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Press release: £20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus outbreak

Press release: £20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus outbreak

Businesses to help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of coronavirus and similar future situations as a result of £20 million government funding.

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Policy paper: Severn Corridor abstraction licensing strategy

Policy paper: Severn Corridor abstraction licensing strategy

Sets out how surface and groundwater resources are managed in the Severn Corridor catchment.

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Guidance: Buyers and sellers of first sale fish and submission of sales notes

Guidance: Buyers and sellers of first sale fish and submission of sales notes

Who can fish commercially, who can buy and sell first-sale fish, how to report sales information.

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Regulation: Notice of proposed amendments (NPA) reference table

Regulation: Notice of proposed amendments (NPA) reference table

The Military Aviation Authority (MAA) NPA table provides information of proposed changes in regulations and release date.

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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: 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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