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Guidance: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and canít do

Guidance: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and canít do

Frequently asked questions on what you can and canít do during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus: theory tests

Detailed guide: Coronavirus: theory tests

Theory tests are currently suspended due to coronavirus, but you can apply for an emergency theory test if youíre a critical worker.

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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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Coronavirus (COVID 19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response

Coronavirus (COVID 19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response

The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second.

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Guidance: School attendance: guidance for schools

Guidance: School attendance: guidance for schools

Guidance on using pupil registers and attendance codes, as well as setting school hours and term dates.

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Statutory guidance: School behaviour and attendance: parental responsibility measures

Statutory guidance: School behaviour and attendance: parental responsibility measures

Statutory guidance for schools, local authorities and the police on dealing with poor attendance and behaviour in schools.

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Guidance: Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus

Guidance: Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus

Guidance on temporary changes to special educational needs and disability legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Press release: PM call with President Erdo?an of Turkey: 29 May 2020

Press release: PM call with President Erdo?an of Turkey: 29 May 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an of Turkey today.

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Government publishes SAGE minutes

Government publishes SAGE minutes

The Government Office for Science has today (Friday 29 May) published the minutes from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings 1 to 34, up until the beginning of May.

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Government publishes SAGE minutes

Government publishes SAGE minutes

The Government Office for Science has today (Friday 29 May) published the minutes from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings 1 to 34, up until the beginning of May.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

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Detailed guide: The R number in the UK

Detailed guide: The R number in the UK

The reproduction number (R) is the average number of secondary infections produced by 1 infected person.

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Press release: PM call with President Trump: 29 May 2020

Press release: PM call with President Trump: 29 May 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to President Trump.

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Detailed guide: HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Detailed guide: HMCTS weekly operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

This page provides a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. We will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm.

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Speech: Chancellor's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 29 May 2020

Speech: Chancellor's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 29 May 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak gave the 29 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Detailed guide: Answers to the most common topics asked about by the public for the coronavirus press conference

Detailed guide: Answers to the most common topics asked about by the public for the coronavirus press conference

Read answers to the questions that best capture most common topics people asked about.

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Chancellor extends Self Employment Support Scheme and confirms furlough next steps

Chancellor extends Self Employment Support Scheme and confirms furlough next steps

The governmentís Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended, giving more security to individuals whose livelihoods are adversely affected by coronavirus in the coming months, the Chancellor announced today (Friday 29 May 2020).

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Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 29 May 2020

Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 29 May 2020

Press conference slides and datasets used by Professor Stephen Powis.

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Guidance: Zambia: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Guidance: Zambia: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Zambia for your UK visa application.

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Guidance: Rwanda: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Guidance: Rwanda: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Rwanda for your UK visa application.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): getting tested

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test and how to get tested.

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

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

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

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Detailed guide: 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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Guidance: Output Specification: generic design brief and technical annexes

Guidance: Output Specification: generic design brief and technical annexes

Guidance documents to help with the design and construction of school building projects.

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Guidance: Output Specification: school specific brief and annexes

Guidance: Output Specification: school specific brief and annexes

Guidance documents to help with the design and construction of school building projects.

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Decision: Modification notice: education health and care plans legislation changes

Decision: Modification notice: education health and care plans legislation changes

Secretary of State for Education issues a second notice to modify the duty relating to education, health and care (EHC) plans during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Decision: Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Decision: Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Secretary of State for Education issues a second notice about changes to state-funded school inspections requirements during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Decision: Modification notice: school registration legislation changes

Decision: Modification notice: school registration legislation changes

Secretary of State for Education issues a second notice to modify pupil registration requirements when providing education on a temporary basis during the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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Miss E Martin v Home Office: UKEAT/0046/19/AT

Miss E Martin v Home Office: UKEAT/0046/19/AT

Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment of Mr Justice Soole, Mr P L C Pagliari and Ms K Bilgan on 29 May 2020.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

COVID-19 guidance for commissioners and service providers for those dependent on drugs or alcohol

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Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Dates and times when Otterburn and Redesdale ranges and Bellshiel demolition range are being used for live firing.

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Transparency data: MOD appointment letters for Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)

Transparency data: MOD appointment letters for Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)

These letters include the date of appointment, the programme deliverables, what the SRO is responsible for and how long the role is expected to last.

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Guidance: British Forces Post Office locations

Guidance: British Forces Post Office locations

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

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

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

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

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Guidance: Family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances

Guidance: Family life (as a partner or parent), private life and exceptional circumstances

Immigration staff guidance on considering claims based on family life, private life, or exceptional circumstances.

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Guidance: Standard Crime Contract 2017

Guidance: Standard Crime Contract 2017

Contract documents for providers of criminal legal aid services, 2017.

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Notice: PE13 5NZ, Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Complex Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   PRNNF/18758/V004

Notice: PE13 5NZ, Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Complex Limited: environmental permit application advertisement PRNNF/18758/V004

View the application submitted by Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Complex Limited for Tydd St Giles Golf and Leisure Complex, Kirkgate, Wisbech, PE13 5NZ.

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Notice: HP2 0PE, Dr Jon Reynolds: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/RB3393DA/A001

Notice: HP2 0PE, Dr Jon Reynolds: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3393DA/A001

View the application submitted by Dr Jon Reynolds for Woodman House, Holly Hedges Lane, Bovingdean, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 0PE.

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Notice: B79 7SU, Adam Cooper Homes Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/PB3892WR/A001

Notice: B79 7SU, Adam Cooper Homes Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/PB3892WR/A001

View the application submitted by Adam Cooper Homes Ltd for Coton Hall Farm Barns, Coton Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7SU.

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Notice: TA24 7RP, Mr Peter Denyer: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/RB3697RJ/A001

Notice: TA24 7RP, Mr Peter Denyer: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3697RJ/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Peter Denyer for Pennycombe Cottage, Withypool, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7RP.

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Notice: CM8 1RF, Mr Edward Smith: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/RB3397NC/A001

Notice: CM8 1RF, Mr Edward Smith: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3397NC/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Edward Smith for 2 Webbs Cottages, The Green, White Notley, Witham, CM8 1RF.

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IPO interrupted days

IPO interrupted days

The Intellectual Property Office is declaring 24 March 2020 and subsequent days until further notice to be interrupted days.

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Action taken to halt sales of fingerprick coronavirus (COVID 19) antibody testing kits

Action taken to halt sales of fingerprick coronavirus (COVID 19) antibody testing kits

Anyone supplying these types of tests should temporarily stop this service.

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Crime news: Advocacy assistance now claimable on Intensive Paper Reviews

Crime news: Advocacy assistance now claimable on Intensive Paper Reviews

The Legal Aid Agency has published changes to the Standard Crime Contract to support law firms working under new Parole Board processes.

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Transparency data: British schools overseas: inspection reports for accredited schools

Transparency data: British schools overseas: inspection reports for accredited schools

Inspection reports for British schools overseas that meet DfE accreditation standards and that are registered on Get information about schools (GIAS).

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Research and analysis: Health Protection Report volume 14 (2020)

Research and analysis: Health Protection Report volume 14 (2020)

A national public health bulletin for England and Wales from Public Health England.

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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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Coronavirus important update on IPO services

Coronavirus important update on IPO services

Following government advice on coronavirus, we have closed IPO buildings and have strong plans in place to maintain services for customers and protect staff.

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Decision: CAC Outcome: Prospect & SGS Baseefa Ltd

Decision: CAC Outcome: Prospect & SGS Baseefa Ltd

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

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Policy paper: Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

Policy paper: Thames Estuary 2100 (TE2100)

How the Environment Agency is planning to manage tidal flood risk in the Thames Estuary until the year 2100.

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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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Decision: CAC Outcome: Prospect & Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Limited

Decision: CAC Outcome: Prospect & Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Limited

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

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Detailed guide: Extended civil restraint orders in force

Detailed guide: Extended civil restraint orders in force

A list of people who can't make applications in certain courts or make further court claims.

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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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Detailed guide: DFID Results Estimates

Detailed guide: DFID Results Estimates

Information about the aggregate results estimates produced by the Department for International Development.

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Transparency data: T Level panels: membership

Transparency data: T Level panels: membership

Membership of T Level panels from 2020 to 2023 T Levels provision.

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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: Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance: Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance for further education (FE) providers on maintaining education and skills training, changes to funding arrangements, data collections and assessment.

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Official Statistics: Early access to medicines scheme applications: pending, refused, granted

Official Statistics: Early access to medicines scheme applications: pending, refused, granted

The number of applications pending, refused and granted for the early access to medicines scheme (EAMS).

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Transparency data: Academy sponsor list

Transparency data: Academy sponsor list

Details of approved academy sponsors.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short term students

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short term students

Guidance for Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students on temporary concessions in response to the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

Notice: Competition: Biosensing across wide areas

DASA is looking for solutions to detect and locate deposited hazardous biological agents rapidly in the field

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

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

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

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Guidance: Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

Guidance: Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

This document provides guidance on best practice when using tree guards.

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Guidance: MCA approved doctors for overseas

Guidance: MCA approved doctors for overseas

A list of overseas-based approved doctors for UK seafarers.

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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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Research and analysis: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: RPC opinion

Research and analysis: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: RPC opinion

Regulatory Policy Committee opinion on BEIS' impact assessment of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

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Corporate report: Regulatory Policy Committee: minutes March 2020

Corporate report: Regulatory Policy Committee: minutes March 2020

Minutes of the March 2020 meeting of the Regulatory Policy Committee.

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Transparency data: RPC Register of Interests, May 2020

Transparency data: RPC Register of Interests, May 2020

This page provides the RPC's Register of interests and potential conflicts, updated May 2020.

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Notice: CT13 9ND, Concept Life Sciences Integrated Discovery & Development Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/HP3900BG/A001

Notice: CT13 9ND, Concept Life Sciences Integrated Discovery & Development Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/HP3900BG/A001

View the application submitted by Concept Life Sciences Integrated Discovery & Development Services Limited for Concept Life Sciences, Sandwich.

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Guidance: Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, 2020

Guidance: Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, 2020

Published May 2020 gazette which provide information on practices and procedures covered under National List Regulation.

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Transparency data: Emergency active travel fund: local transport authority allocations

Transparency data: Emergency active travel fund: local transport authority allocations

Funding allocations for emergency active travel schemes for local authorities in the region of the United Kingdom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Transparency data: Improving light rail services and cycle facilities at railway stations funding: regional allocations

Transparency data: Improving light rail services and cycle facilities at railway stations funding: regional allocations

Allocations of funding to United Kingdom regions for improving cycle facilities at railway stations and light rail services.

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Transparency data: DfT: spending over £500, January 2020

Transparency data: DfT: spending over £500, January 2020

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Transparency data: DfT: spending over £500, December 2019

Transparency data: DfT: spending over £500, December 2019

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Transparency data: DfT: spending over £500, November 2019

Transparency data: DfT: spending over £500, November 2019

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Update: air strikes against Daesh

Update: air strikes against Daesh

The RAF are continuing to take the fight to Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

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Meet RWM's Chief Scientific Adviser

Meet RWM's Chief Scientific Adviser

In her own words: a blog by Prof Cherry Tweed

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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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Statutory guidance: School exclusion

Statutory guidance: School exclusion

Statutory guidance on the exclusion of pupils from local-authority-maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units.

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Research and analysis: African swine fever in pigs in South East Asia and Oceania

Research and analysis: African swine fever in pigs in South East Asia and Oceania

Preliminary and updated outbreak assessments for African swine fever in South East Asia.

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Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Become a registered Professional Operator to import or export wood, wood products and bark or get approval to issue Plant Passports or apply the ISPM15 mark.

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Transparency data: Military court centres court listings

Transparency data: Military court centres court listings

Court listings for the Military court centres.

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

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

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

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Research and analysis: COVID 19: laboratory evaluations of serological assays

Research and analysis: COVID 19: laboratory evaluations of serological assays

PHE has undertaken a number of rapid evaluations of commercial serological assays for their suitability for detecting the production of COVID-19 antibodies.

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Guidance: Basic need allocations

Guidance: Basic need allocations

Basic need capital funding allocated to each local authority to create new places from 2011 to 2022.

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Research and analysis: Statements regarding COVID 19 tests evaluated by PHE

Research and analysis: Statements regarding COVID 19 tests evaluated by PHE

Public Health England (PHE) has undertaken rapid evaluations of selected commercial diagnostic kits and serological assays.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): looking after people who lack mental capacity

Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity.

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Detailed guide: Immigration and asylum daily court lists

Detailed guide: Immigration and asylum daily court lists

Please note: where possible the daily court lists will be updated for the following day between midday and 5pm

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Detailed guide: Export drugs and medicines: special rules

Detailed guide: Export drugs and medicines: special rules

You must get permission to export certain drugs and medicines.

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Corporate report: Coronavirus Act report: May 2020

Corporate report: Coronavirus Act report: May 2020

The first two-monthly report on which powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 are currently active.

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Measuring and Explaining Management in Schools: New Approaches Using Public Data

Measuring and Explaining Management in Schools: New Approaches Using Public Data

This paper builds a management index covering 15,000 schools across 65 countries, and another index covering public schools in Brazil

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A Typology of Learning Profiles: Tools for Analysing the Dynamics of Learning

A Typology of Learning Profiles: Tools for Analysing the Dynamics of Learning

Analysis of learning profiles fills gaps in understanding of learning outcomes by providing information on the learning over multiple ages or grades

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Failing to Plan? Estimating the Impact of Achieving Schooling Goals on Cohort Learning

Failing to Plan? Estimating the Impact of Achieving Schooling Goals on Cohort Learning

This paper builds a simple parameterized model of the learning process and calibrates the parameters to replicate observed learning outcomes

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Vietnam: Exploring the Deep Determinants of Learning

Vietnam: Exploring the Deep Determinants of Learning

Vietnamís education system and its performance around learning can be traced to the country's political settlement and commitment to promoting education

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