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News 06 April 2020


Detailed guide: Windrush scheme

Detailed guide: Windrush scheme

Information for Commonwealth citizens and other nationalities who have been lawfully resident in the UK for a long time but who do not have documents to demonstrate their status.

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Access to online counter terrorism training made easier for home users

Access to online counter terrorism training made easier for home users

Counter Terrorism officers are making their internationally renowned, online training for the public easier to access from home.

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Statement from Downing Street: 6 April 2020

Statement from Downing Street: 6 April 2020

A statement from Downing Street.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): apprenticeship programme response

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): apprenticeship programme response

This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Press release: UK Government delivers first batch of PPE to NI Executive

Press release: UK Government delivers first batch of PPE to NI Executive

UK Government delivers first batch of PPE to NI Executive

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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: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 6 April 2020

Guidance: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 6 April 2020

Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser.

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Speech: Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 6 April 2020

Speech: Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 6 April 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 6 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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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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Correspondence: Coronavirus (COVID 19): letter to pharmacists from Jo Churchill

Correspondence: Coronavirus (COVID 19): letter to pharmacists from Jo Churchill

The health minister's letter thanks pharmacy teams for their response to coronavirus so far.

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Case study: Northern Irish firm doubles turnover thanks to Dubai export win

Case study: Northern Irish firm doubles turnover thanks to Dubai export win

Environmental Street Furniture secures export contract worth over £600,000 with support from UK Export Finance (UKEF).

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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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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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Form: Apply for the all electric bus town scheme

Form: Apply for the all electric bus town scheme

Funding to establish Britain’s first all-electric bus town or city.

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Form: Apply for the rural mobility fund

Form: Apply for the rural mobility fund

Funding to trial on-demand bus services in rural or suburban areas.

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Promotional material: desider 2020

Promotional material: desider 2020

Magazine of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).

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Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance

Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance

Guidance for caseworkers considering applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Promotional material: Child Sexual Abuse: victims and survivors national support services fund

Promotional material: Child Sexual Abuse: victims and survivors national support services fund

Guidance on the application process for the Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (SVSCSA) fund.

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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: Terms and conditions of student loans

Detailed guide: Terms and conditions of student loans

If you have a student loan, the guide to terms and conditions tells you what you need to do and what to expect when you repay your loan.

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Detailed guide: Farming Recovery Fund Extension 2020

Detailed guide: Farming Recovery Fund Extension 2020

On 20 March 2020 Defra announced a further £6m for farmers affected by flooding in February 2020.

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Transparency data: 2020 Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for transactions over £500

Transparency data: 2020 Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for transactions over £500

View the monthly list of Forestry Commission spending (above £500) on the GPC – for transactions made in 2020.

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Detailed guide: Guidance on contacting the Student Loans Company

Detailed guide: Guidance on contacting the Student Loans Company

SLC issues guidance on how students should contact them during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: 14 to 19 technical and applied qualifications: technical guidance

Guidance: 14 to 19 technical and applied qualifications: technical guidance

Guidance for awarding organisations submitting technical and applied qualifications for school and college performance tables.

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Notice: DT2 7SS, Mrs Penelope Hopkinson and Mr Simon Clabburn: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/QB3694NF/A001

Notice: DT2 7SS, Mrs Penelope Hopkinson and Mr Simon Clabburn: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3694NF/A001

View the application submitted by Mrs Penelope Hopkinson and Mr Simon Clabburn for 2 and 3 Manor Farm Cottages, Lower Waterston, Waterston Lane, Dorset, DT2 7SS.

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Notice: TN12 9AN, Baxtian Homes Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/RB3398RA/A001

Notice: TN12 9AN, Baxtian Homes Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3398RA/A001

View the application submitted by Baxtian Homes Limited for 3, The Lambing Shed, Blue House Farm, Battle Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9AN.

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Guidance: COVID 19: infection prevention and control (IPC)

Guidance: COVID 19: infection prevention and control (IPC)

Guidance on infection prevention and control for COVID-19.

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Notice: TN12 9AN, Baxtian Homes Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/RB3398EU/A001

Notice: TN12 9AN, Baxtian Homes Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3398EU/A001

View the application submitted by Baxtian Homes Limited for 2, The Lambing Shed, Blue House Farm, Battle Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9AN.

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Guidance: Tri service regulations for expenses and allowances (JSP 752)

Guidance: Tri service regulations for expenses and allowances (JSP 752)

JSP 752 is the policy document for expenses and allowances for regular and reserve UK armed forces personnel.

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Guidance: Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID 19

Guidance: Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID 19

This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.

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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: Water and sewerage company OSM and UWWTR sampling affected by COVID 19: RPS C3

Guidance: Water and sewerage company OSM and UWWTR sampling affected by COVID 19: RPS C3

This COVID-19 (coronavirus) RPS relates to sampling discharges from water and sewerage company waste water treatment works and water treatment works.

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Guidance: Exceeding waste storage limits at permitted sites because of COVID 19: RPS C2

Guidance: Exceeding waste storage limits at permitted sites because of COVID 19: RPS C2

When you can temporarily store more waste than your permit allows during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

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Guidance: Water and sewerage company OSM and UWWTR sampling affected by COVID 19: RPS C3

Guidance: Water and sewerage company OSM and UWWTR sampling affected by COVID 19: RPS C3

This COVID-19 (coronavirus) RPS relates to sampling discharges from water and sewerage company waste water treatment works and water treatment works.

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The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs v Thorsteinn Gardarsson t/a Action Day a Islandi: [2020] UKUT 0099 (TCC)

The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs v Thorsteinn Gardarsson t/a Action Day a Islandi: [2020] UKUT 0099 (TCC)

Upper Tribunal Tax and Chancery decision of Judge Raghavan and Judge Richards on 31 March 2020.

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Policy paper: Coronavirus (COVID 19): scaling up testing programmes

Policy paper: Coronavirus (COVID 19): scaling up testing programmes

How the government intends to scale up testing programmes to provide a test to anyone who needs one.

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Guidance: Coming for a hearing at the Court of Protection in London or at one of our regional courts (COP GN5)

Guidance: Coming for a hearing at the Court of Protection in London or at one of our regional courts (COP GN5)

Information about coming for a hearing at the Court of Protection in London or at one of our regional courts.

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Guidance: Industry Security Notice (ISN)

Guidance: Industry Security Notice (ISN)

A list of Industry Security Notices (ISNs) for defence personnel to highlight security changes or information.

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Policy paper: Payment cards   Pan Government policy

Policy paper: Payment cards Pan Government policy

Policy for central Government departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) governing the use of payment cards.

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Correspondence: PM letter to nation on coronavirus

Correspondence: PM letter to nation on coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is writing to every UK household to urge them to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

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Arron Banks v The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs: [2020] UKUT 0101 (TCC)

Arron Banks v The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs: [2020] UKUT 0101 (TCC)

Upper Tribunal Tax and Chancery decision of Mrs Justice Falk and Judge Herrington on 1 April 2020.

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Guidance on contacting the Student Loans Company

Guidance on contacting the Student Loans Company

SLC issues guidance on how students should contact them during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) public registers

Guidance: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) public registers

Registers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) producers, approved exporters, approved authorised treatment facilities and producer compliance schemes.

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Detailed guide: Trial date windows for Chancery division

Detailed guide: Trial date windows for Chancery division

Details of dates when trials are likely to take place at the Chancery division of the High Court.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for residential care, supported living and home care

Residential care, supported living and home care in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Notice: CB24 8PS, Malary Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/BT2777IK/V006

Notice: CB24 8PS, Malary Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/BT2777IK/V006

View the permit issued for Cottenham Oil Treatment Plant, Cambridge under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Notice: ME3 9SG, OCL Regeneration Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/SP3401PP/A001

Notice: ME3 9SG, OCL Regeneration Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/SP3401PP/A001

View the permit issued for Medway Recycling Centre, Rochester under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Policy paper: Government response to IICSA’s Accountability and Reparations Report

Policy paper: Government response to IICSA’s Accountability and Reparations Report

The Government has responded to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s (IICSA) Accountability and Reparations Investigation Report.

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Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2020

Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2020

Weekly data from UK laboratories on the number of cases of notifiable bacteria and viruses.

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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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Notice: NN17 4AP, Sun International Recycling Group Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/XP3205BR/A001

Notice: NN17 4AP, Sun International Recycling Group Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/XP3205BR/A001

View the application submitted by Sun International Recycling Group Ltd for Sun International Recycling Group Ltd, Northamptonshire.

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Guidance: Procurement Policy Note 03/20: Use of procurement cards   COVID 19

Guidance: Procurement Policy Note 03/20: Use of procurement cards COVID 19

This Procurement Policy Note sets out guidance on the use of procurement cards to support cash flow for suppliers.

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Applications and complaints to the CAC

Applications and complaints to the CAC

The submission of applications and complaints to the CAC

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Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited

Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Breedon Group plc of certain assets of Cemex Investments Limited.

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Guidance: List of MAA approved organizations

Guidance: List of MAA approved organizations

This is a consolidated list of approved organizations within the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) approval schemes.

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Detailed guide: Housing Land Supply Annual Position Statements

Detailed guide: Housing Land Supply Annual Position Statements

The concept of an Annual Position Statement (APS) was introduced in the National Planning Policy Framework in July 2018.

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Decision: CAC Outcome: BMA (British Medical Association) & Ministry of Defence

Decision: CAC Outcome: BMA (British Medical Association) & Ministry of Defence

Outcome(s) by the Central Arbitration Committee on an application from the BMA.

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Guidance: How to apply for free disabled tax (INS216)

Guidance: How to apply for free disabled tax (INS216)

A guide on taxing your vehicle in the disabled tax class.

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Hunter Douglas N.V. / 247 Home Furnishings Ltd merger inquiry

Hunter Douglas N.V. / 247 Home Furnishings Ltd merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas N.V. of convertible loan notes and certain rights in 247 Home Furnishings Ltd. in 2013 and the completed acquisition by Hunter Douglas N.V. of a controlling interest in 247 Home Furnishings Ltd. in 2019.

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Detailed guide: HMCTS priorities during coronavirus outbreak

Detailed guide: HMCTS priorities during coronavirus outbreak

This page provides details HMCTS priorities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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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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Guidance: Talent Assurance Survey Privacy Notice

Guidance: Talent Assurance Survey Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice for the Talent Assurance Survey

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Guidance: General ophthalmic service fees and voucher values from April 2020

Guidance: General ophthalmic service fees and voucher values from April 2020

Details of NHS general ophthalmic fees and optical voucher values for the financial year 2020 to 2021.

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Decision: Suspended and revoked licences and registrations for manufacturers and wholesalers of medicines and ingredients

Decision: Suspended and revoked licences and registrations for manufacturers and wholesalers of medicines and ingredients

Public list of companies in the UK who have had their licence/registration to manufacture or wholesale medicines/ingredients revoked or suspended.

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Research and analysis: African horse sickness in Thailand

Research and analysis: African horse sickness in Thailand

Preliminary outbreak assessment for african horse sickness in Thailand.

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Detailed guide: Obtaining personal information held by UKSV

Detailed guide: Obtaining personal information held by UKSV

Data held by UKSV will relate to applicants for positions or contracts where a requirement for vetting was or has been identified by the sponsor and the process commenced.

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Policy paper: Dorset abstraction licensing strategy

Policy paper: Dorset abstraction licensing strategy

How water is managed in the Dorset Water Framework Directive management area.

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Policy paper: Indemnity in general practice

Policy paper: Indemnity in general practice

Information on the development of a state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England.

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Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during March 2020

Press release: Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during March 2020

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that five foreign flagged ships remained under detention in UK ports during March 2020 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection.

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Research and analysis: Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK

Research and analysis: Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK

Preliminary and updated outbreak assessments for avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK.

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Guidance: Civil Service: helping you with managing contracts and suppliers

Guidance: Civil Service: helping you with managing contracts and suppliers

Information on new training and accreditation available for any civil servant who works with contracts or suppliers, even if this is a small part of your role.

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Detailed guide: Special Immigration Appeals Commission hearing list

Detailed guide: Special Immigration Appeals Commission hearing list

Details of upcoming hearings, bail applications and judgments at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

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Policy paper: Arundel tidal defence scheme

Policy paper: Arundel tidal defence scheme

How the Environment Agency is working to reduce flood risk in Arundel.

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Research and analysis: APHA animal disease surveillance focus articles

Research and analysis: APHA animal disease surveillance focus articles

Monthly focus articles published by the Animal and Plant Health Agency in the Veterinary Record.

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Research and analysis: APHA disease surveillance reports, 2020

Research and analysis: APHA disease surveillance reports, 2020

Monthly report published by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on monitoring of disease in livestock and poultry.

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Correspondence: PM letter to nation on coronavirus

Correspondence: PM letter to nation on coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is writing to every UK household to urge them to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

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Guidance: Illegal working penalties: codes of practice for employers, 2019

Guidance: Illegal working penalties: codes of practice for employers, 2019

This code of practice sets out the prescribed checks that employers should conduct to avoid a civil penalty in the event of illegal working.

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Detailed guide: Employing EU citizens in the UK

Detailed guide: Employing EU citizens in the UK

Information for employers on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK, covering: right to work checks, the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new immigration system.

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Guidance: Avoiding civil penalties: statutory excuse checksheet

Guidance: Avoiding civil penalties: statutory excuse checksheet

This guidance helps employers check documents needed by potential employees to avoid fines of up to a maximum of £20,000 per illegal worker.

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Promotional material: How to make right to work checks

Promotional material: How to make right to work checks

A video explaining how employers can make right to work checks before hiring new employees.

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Guidance: Civil penalty scheme for illegal working: code of practice, 2014

Guidance: Civil penalty scheme for illegal working: code of practice, 2014

How the Home Office decides an employer's illegal-working fine (or civil penalty) for giving a job to an illegal worker.

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Guidance: Poster for 3 step right to work check

Guidance: Poster for 3 step right to work check

A 3-step guide to checking and keeping a record of your employees' documents.

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Form: Use of the Intellectual Property Office logo

Form: Use of the Intellectual Property Office logo

Apply to use the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) logo.

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Guidance: Right to work checklist

Guidance: Right to work checklist

A list for employers to check if their staff have the right to work in the UK.

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Guidance: Right to work checks: an employer's guide

Guidance: Right to work checks: an employer's guide

How to carry out right to work checks, why you need to do them, and which documents you can use.

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Guidance: Avoiding discrimination while preventing illegal working: code of practice, 2014

Guidance: Avoiding discrimination while preventing illegal working: code of practice, 2014

Guidance for employers on how to avoid discrimination when carrying out right to work checks.

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Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Details of all patent hearings that are scheduled.

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SLC restores partial customer contact services

SLC restores partial customer contact services

Following the temporary closure of our contact centres, SLC is providing updated information to students, graduates, universities and colleges. 

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Guidance: Immigration Rules archive: 20 February 2020 to 5 April 2020

Guidance: Immigration Rules archive: 20 February 2020 to 5 April 2020

Immigration Rules archive: 20 February 2020 to 5 April 2020

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Form: Form N11B England: Defence form (Accelerated possession procedure) (Assured shorthold tenancy) where the property is located wholly or partly in England

Form: Form N11B England: Defence form (Accelerated possession procedure) (Assured shorthold tenancy) where the property is located wholly or partly in England

Form N11B England: Defence form (Accelerated possession procedure) (Assured shorthold tenancy) where the property is located wholly or partly in England.

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Form: Form N5B England: Claim possession of a property located wholly in England (accelerated procedure)

Form: Form N5B England: Claim possession of a property located wholly in England (accelerated procedure)

Form N5B England: Claim possession of a property located wholly in England (accelerated procedure).

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International engagement with the Republic of Moldova

International engagement with the Republic of Moldova

Over three engagements between November 2019 and February 2020, the RPC secretariat engaged with the Moldovan Government in Chisinau.

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Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

Information on Dartmoor Training Area's firing times.

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Policy paper: Helston: reducing the risk of flooding

Policy paper: Helston: reducing the risk of flooding

What the Environment Agency is doing to reduce the risk of flooding in Helston, West Cornwall.

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Detailed guide: London Circuit Commercial Court hearing and trial dates

Detailed guide: London Circuit Commercial Court hearing and trial dates

Details of the earliest available dates for hearings and trials at the London Circuit Commercial Court, based on how long they are expected to last.

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Detailed guide: Commercial Court hearing and trial dates

Detailed guide: Commercial Court hearing and trial dates

Details of the earliest available dates for hearings and trials at the Commercial Court, based on how long they are expected to last.

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