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News 09 April 2020


Press release: Covid 19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families

Press release: Covid 19 adoption support fund scheme to help vulnerable families

Up to £8 million in funding for adoptive families to meet needs arising from coronavirus outbreak

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Press release: Coronavirus: Government launches campaign urging people to stay at home this Easter

Press release: Coronavirus: Government launches campaign urging people to stay at home this Easter

Stay at home this Easter to protect the NHS and save lives.

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Guidance: T Levels capital fund

Guidance: T Levels capital fund

Details on the fund and how to apply.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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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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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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Statement from Downing Street: 9 April 2020

Statement from Downing Street: 9 April 2020

A statement from Downing Street.

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Detailed guide: Help the government increase coronavirus (COVID 19) testing capacity

Detailed guide: Help the government increase coronavirus (COVID 19) testing capacity

The government wants help from businesses to increase testing capacity in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

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Press release: Health Secretary launches biggest diagnostic lab network in British history to test for coronavirus

Press release: Health Secretary launches biggest diagnostic lab network in British history to test for coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today officially opened the biggest diagnostic lab network in British history at the launch of a new a site in Milton Keynes.

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Press release: Health Secretary launches biggest diagnostic lab network in British history to test for coronavirus

Press release: Health Secretary launches biggest diagnostic lab network in British history to test for coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today officially opened the biggest diagnostic lab network in British history at the launch of a new site in Milton Keynes.

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When do the clocks change?

When do the clocks change?

Dates when the clocks go back or forward in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 - includes British Summer Time, Greenwich Mean Time

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UK bank holidays

UK bank holidays

Find out when bank holidays are in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - including past and future bank holidays

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): how organisations can support the testing programme

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): how organisations can support the testing programme

The government wants help from organisations with laboratory capability to increase the testing programme in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): how laboratories can support the testing programme

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): how laboratories can support the testing programme

The government wants help from organisations with laboratory capability to increase the testing programme in the UK as part of its strategy to protect the NHS and save lives.

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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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Speech: Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 9 April 2020

Speech: Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 9 April 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 9 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Speech: Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 9 April 2020

Speech: Foreign Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 9 April 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave the 9 April 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Detailed guide: General civil restraint orders in force

Detailed guide: General civil restraint orders in force

A list of people who have been issued with orders stopping them from bringing certain cases to court.

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Detailed guide: Care standards tribunal hearing list

Detailed guide: Care standards tribunal hearing list

Details of upcoming care standards tribunal hearings.

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Guidance: Appeal bundles

Guidance: Appeal bundles

Guidance for UK Visas and Immigration staff on how to prepare an appeal bundle and update caseworking systems.

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HT v Secreary of State for Work and Pensions: [2020] UKUT 57 (AAC)

HT v Secreary of State for Work and Pensions: [2020] UKUT 57 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Jacobs on 20 February 2020.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses

The latest Information for farmers, landowners and rural businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read this page for regular updates.

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Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Use the RLE1 form to make changes to your digital maps, register new land and transfer entitlements by sub-lease or inheritance.

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NHS to benefit from £13.4 billion debt write off

NHS to benefit from £13.4 billion debt write off

Health Secretary announces over £13 billion of debt will be written off as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers.

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Detailed guide: Technical qualifications within T Levels

Detailed guide: Technical qualifications within T Levels

Information on how Ofqual is regulating the technical qualification component of T Levels.

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Correspondence: Call for evidence: barriers to research with controlled drugs

Correspondence: Call for evidence: barriers to research with controlled drugs

Letter from the ACMD Barriers to Research working group to collect written evidence from researchers about barriers to legitimate research with controlled drugs.

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Detailed guide: NHS and social care staff: check if a COVID 19 patient has an attorney or deputy

Detailed guide: NHS and social care staff: check if a COVID 19 patient has an attorney or deputy

Find out about the information we have on our registers and how NHS staff and local authorities in England and Wales can ask us for it

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Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 9 April 2020

Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 9 April 2020

Press conference slides and datasets used by Sir Patrick Vallance.

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Policy paper: NHS debt write off: regional breakdown

Policy paper: NHS debt write off: regional breakdown

Details of the £13.4 billion debt that will be written off to support the NHS in its response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure long-term financial sustainability.

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Guidance: MIN 615 (M) The Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) Fund During the COVID 19 Period

Guidance: MIN 615 (M) The Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) Fund During the COVID 19 Period

This MIN summarises the UK Government’s additional financial support to assist cadets during COVID-19 outbreak period. The eligibility requirements and how to apply are detailed in this MIN.

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Form: Change land tenure form

Form: Change land tenure form

Use this form to change your holding type or land share so you can transfer land online or make a BPS claim.

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Guidance: A guide to current financial and welfare support for the fishing industry during Covid 19

Guidance: A guide to current financial and welfare support for the fishing industry during Covid 19

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is working to continue to provide its services during the unfolding events around the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: community support for vulnerable citizens

Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: community support for vulnerable citizens

Organisations funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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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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Research and analysis: Water situation: area monthly reports for England 2020

Research and analysis: Water situation: area monthly reports for England 2020

Monthly local reports on rainfall, soil moisture deficit, river flows, groundwater levels and reservoir levels.

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Detailed guide: Managing clinical trials during Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Detailed guide: Managing clinical trials during Coronavirus (COVID 19)

How investigators and sponsors should manage clinical trials during COVID-19

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Guidance: Introduction of T Levels

Guidance: Introduction of T Levels

T Levels are due to be introduced from the academic year 2020 to 2021. Find out what they are and what they mean for you.

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Notice: Government restrictions due to Coronavirus 2020: lock restriction notice

Notice: Government restrictions due to Coronavirus 2020: lock restriction notice

Information on the restrictions affecting the navigation on the River Thames.

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Prison estate expanded to protect NHS from coronavirus risk

Prison estate expanded to protect NHS from coronavirus risk

Work to expand the prison estate by installing the first of 500 temporary, single occupancy cells will begin from today, as part of the Government’s unprecedented action to protect the public and NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 6 April 2020 (Part 2)

FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 6 April 2020 (Part 2)

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 6 April 2020.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus: dangerous goods vehicle (ADR) annual inspections

Detailed guide: Coronavirus: dangerous goods vehicle (ADR) annual inspections

Dangerous goods vehicle annual inspections have been suspended from 21 March 2020 because of coronavirus - find out how to get a waiver to use your vehicle.

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Guidance: Proposed new or replacement MOD byelaws undergoing public consultation

Guidance: Proposed new or replacement MOD byelaws undergoing public consultation

When available copies of current and recent proposed new byelaws and accompanying public notices will be published on this page.

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Promotional material: desider 2020

Promotional material: desider 2020

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

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Team spirit pays off for Distington residents

Team spirit pays off for Distington residents

We are sharing the stories of some of our people who are volunteering in the community.

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Detailed guide: How to apply for a domestic abuse injunction for unrepresented applicants

Detailed guide: How to apply for a domestic abuse injunction for unrepresented applicants

Use this guide to apply to the family court for a domestic abuse or violence injunction if you’re an unrepresented applicant during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Notice: The carriage by road of firework lancework as unpackaged articles

Notice: The carriage by road of firework lancework as unpackaged articles

To allow the carriage by road of firework lancework as unpackaged articles (authorisation number 326).

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Notice: Annual inspection waiver for tank vehicles

Notice: 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: Online court and tribunal services for professional users and the public

Detailed guide: Online court and tribunal services for professional users and the public

We have many online court and tribunal services available to professional users and members of the public.

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Correspondence: Covid 19: Temporary changes to the Statutory Residence Test

Correspondence: Covid 19: Temporary changes to the Statutory Residence Test

Letter from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to the chair of the Treasury Select Committee.

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Guidance: Kingsbury ranges firing times

Guidance: Kingsbury ranges firing times

Warning notice of firing at Kingsbury ranges.

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Guidance: Whittington ranges firing times

Guidance: Whittington ranges firing times

Warning notice of firing at Whittington ranges.

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What drives agricultural transformation in Zambia? Lessons from a political economy analysis

What drives agricultural transformation in Zambia? Lessons from a political economy analysis

This briefing explores agricultural policy and its implementation in Zambia to understand the role local institutions play

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What drives agricultural transformation in Malawi? Lessons from a political economy analysis

What drives agricultural transformation in Malawi? Lessons from a political economy analysis

This briefing explores agricultural policy and its implementation in Malawi to understand the role local institutions play

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What drives agricultural transformation in Tanzania? Lessons from a political economy analysis

What drives agricultural transformation in Tanzania? Lessons from a political economy analysis

This briefing explores agricultural policy and its implementation in Tanzania to understand the role local institutions play

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Neither sustainable nor inclusive: a political economy of agricultural policy and livelihoods in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

Neither sustainable nor inclusive: a political economy of agricultural policy and livelihoods in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

This study assesses the challenge of achieving ‘sustainable and inclusive intensification’

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Is there such a thing as sustainable agricultural intensification in smallholder based farming in sub Saharan Africa?

Is there such a thing as sustainable agricultural intensification in smallholder based farming in sub Saharan Africa?

Understanding yield differences in relation to gender in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

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Correspondence: Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Correspondence: Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Directions from Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education, to Sally Collier, Chief Regulator of Ofqual, about awarding results for qualifications being assessed summer 2020.

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Corporate report: Accredited country parks in England

Corporate report: Accredited country parks in England

Find out which country parks have the facilities and services required to be accredited by Natural England or hold the Green Flag Award.

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Guidance: Who is subject to financial sanctions in the UK?

Guidance: Who is subject to financial sanctions in the UK?

A guide to the current consolidated list of asset freeze targets, and a list of persons subject to restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine.

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Guidance: Financial sanctions, Iran (human rights)

Guidance: Financial sanctions, Iran (human rights)

Iran is currently subject to financial sanctions. This document contains a current list of designated persons relating to human rights violations.

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Form: Bats: licence to disturb or take bats for science or conservation (A34, Class A34 and LR34)

Form: Bats: licence to disturb or take bats for science or conservation (A34, Class A34 and LR34)

Apply for a licence for science or conservation purposes, or register for a class licence to visit roosts as a volunteer or do surveys; find out if you need to pay and how to report your actions.

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Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer

Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer

Calculated results for qualifications used for progression to higher and further education. Arrangements for other qualifications to be issued after Easter.

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Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer

Awarding vocational and technical qualifications this summer

Calculated results for qualifications used for progression to higher and further education. Arrangements for other qualifications to be issued after Easter.

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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: Notice to exporters 2020/10: processing licence applications during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Notice: Notice to exporters 2020/10: processing licence applications during coronavirus (COVID 19)

The Department for International Trade has revised arrangements for processing licence applications during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Notice: Notice to exporters 2020/09: Export Control Joint Unit updates guidance on compliance checks for open licences

Notice: Notice to exporters 2020/09: Export Control Joint Unit updates guidance on compliance checks for open licences

Details of changes and further clarification on compliance checks for open licences (guidance in second document on this page).

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Notice: Notice to exporters 2020/09: Export Control Joint Unit updates guidance on compliance checks for open licences

Notice: Notice to exporters 2020/09: Export Control Joint Unit updates guidance on compliance checks for open licences

Details of changes and further clarification on compliance checks for open licences (guidance in second document on this page).

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Notice: Letter to retailer CEOs

Notice: Letter to retailer CEOs

Letter to retailer CEOs about current supply arrangements and reasonable notice

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Detailed guide: Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak

Detailed guide: Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak

This page holds a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak. It will be regularly updated.

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Notice: Letter to retailer CEOs

Notice: Letter to retailer CEOs

Read the letter Christine Tacon, the Groceries Code Adjudicator, has sent to retailer CEOs about current supply arrangements and reasonable notice.

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Detailed guide: Approval of GxP documents when working from home during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Detailed guide: Approval of GxP documents when working from home during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Guidance for organisations involved in any aspect of the pharmaceutical lifecycle or GLP studies regulated by MHRA, covering the approval of paper documents when working from home

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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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FOI release: M40 junction 6 southbound

FOI release: M40 junction 6 southbound

Response to a request for information about our road maintenance policy and repair history for the M40 junction 6 southbound.

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Alterations to services   trade marks and designs

Alterations to services trade marks and designs

Following the unprecedented disruption caused by Coronavirus and the closure of IPO buildings, there are some alterations to the services we are providing at present.

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Guidance: DHSC non executive appointments

Guidance: DHSC non executive appointments

Information about non-executive appointments to the Department of Health and Social Care's public bodies and committees.

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Detailed guide: Previous annual repayment thresholds

Detailed guide: Previous annual repayment thresholds

All previous annual repayment thresholds for Plan 1 and Plan 2 student loans.

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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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Form: MOD support fund for schools with service children: grant application pack

Form: MOD support fund for schools with service children: grant application pack

Grant for UK maintained schools with service children of frequently moved or deployed parents.

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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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Detailed guide: DCYP COVID 19

Detailed guide: DCYP COVID 19

This Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) COVID-19 page provides important advice and updates for service parents.

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Press release: Last chance to ‘wave goodbye’ to Mercury mission

Press release: Last chance to ‘wave goodbye’ to Mercury mission

A mission to Mercury, made possible by UK scientists, will conduct a flyby of Earth on Friday (10 April 2020) before it heads deeper into the inner Solar System.

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Self funded IVF: consumer law guidance

Self funded IVF: consumer law guidance

The CMA is developing guidance for IVF clinics in the UK to ensure that they understand their obligations under consumer law.

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Guidance: Support for those affected by Covid 19

Guidance: Support for those affected by Covid 19

More information about the package of measures announced at Budget 2020 to support public services, individuals and businesses affected by Covid-19

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Sabre / Farelogix merger inquiry

Sabre / Farelogix merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Sabre Holdings Corporation of Farelogix Inc.

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Guidance: Find out about vehicle registration numbers and number plates (INF104)

Guidance: Find out about vehicle registration numbers and number plates (INF104)

Information on registration numbers and number plates.

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Research and analysis: Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England

Research and analysis: Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England

Weekly reports on rainfall and river flow in England for the last 3 months.

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CoRWM plenary meeting dates and locations 2020

CoRWM plenary meeting dates and locations 2020

Details of our plenary meetings (all open to the public) for 2020.

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Notice: NR34 7XE, Hook 2 Sisters Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/TP3032YG/V002

Notice: NR34 7XE, Hook 2 Sisters Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/TP3032YG/V002

View the permit issued for Ellough Turkey Unit, Beccles under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Notice: LS24 9NS, University of Leeds: environmental permit issued   EPR/NP3132RD/A001

Notice: LS24 9NS, University of Leeds: environmental permit issued EPR/NP3132RD/A001

View the permit issued for Spen Farm, Leeds under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Notice: BD23 3RX, Systagenix Wound Management Manufacturing Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/SP3535GM/V005

Notice: BD23 3RX, Systagenix Wound Management Manufacturing Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/SP3535GM/V005

View the permit issued for Gargrave Foam Dressing Manufacturing Site, Gargrave under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Notice: BD4 7DT, Gill Demolitions Limited: permit surrender issued   EPR/CP3298SX/S004

Notice: BD4 7DT, Gill Demolitions Limited: permit surrender issued EPR/CP3298SX/S004

View the surrender issued for Progress Works, Bradford under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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ION Investment Group Limited / Broadway Technology Holdings LLC

ION Investment Group Limited / Broadway Technology Holdings LLC

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by ION Investment Group Limited of Broadway Technology Holdings LLC.

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Research and analysis: Emergency department: weekly bulletins for 2020

Research and analysis: Emergency department: weekly bulletins for 2020

The number of people going to emergency departments each day, with results published every week under the syndromic surveillance system.

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Official Statistics: Weekly all cause mortality surveillance: 2019 to 2020

Official Statistics: Weekly all cause mortality surveillance: 2019 to 2020

How the actual number and type of death registrations in England and Wales compare to predictions for each week.

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Research and analysis: National ambulance syndromic surveillance: weekly bulletins 2020

Research and analysis: National ambulance syndromic surveillance: weekly bulletins 2020

The number of people calling ambulances each day, with results published every week under the syndromic surveillance system.

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Research and analysis: Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2020

Research and analysis: Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2020

Summary of the number of people calling NHS 111 for health advice within England on a weekly basis under the syndromic surveillance system.

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Research and analysis: GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2020

Research and analysis: GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2020

Monitors the number of people who visit their GP during surgery hours under the syndromic surveillance system.

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