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News 25 September 2020


Press release: Landmark strategy launched to cement UK’s position as global leader in genomics

Press release: Landmark strategy launched to cement UK’s position as global leader in genomics

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has today heralded the launch of a landmark new strategy that will secure the UK’s future position as a global leader in genomics.

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Guidance: Genome UK: the future of healthcare

Guidance: Genome UK: the future of healthcare

Strategy setting out the vision to extend the UK’s leadership in genomic healthcare and research.

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Guidance: Genome UK: the future of healthcare

Guidance: Genome UK: the future of healthcare

Strategy setting out the vision to extend the UK’s leadership in genomic healthcare and research.

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NHS COVID 19 app: emails and SMS messages

NHS COVID 19 app: emails and SMS messages

The government is texting and emailing people across England to inform them of the new contact tracing app, available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

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NHS COVID 19 app: emails and SMS messages

NHS COVID 19 app: emails and SMS messages

The government is texting and emailing people across England to inform them of the new contact tracing app, available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): how to self isolate when you travel to the UK

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): how to self isolate when you travel to the UK

When you arrive in the UK, you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave until 14 days have passed since you were last in a non-exempt country or territory.

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Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

New restrictions will be brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds to help curb infection rates as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

New restrictions will be brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds to help curb infection rates as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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Policy paper: Ninth round UK EU future relationship negotiations: 29 September 2 October 2020

Policy paper: Ninth round UK EU future relationship negotiations: 29 September 2 October 2020

Further details on the UK-EU future relationship negotiations.

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Research and analysis: National COVID 19 surveillance reports

Research and analysis: National COVID 19 surveillance reports

National COVID-19 surveillance reports, including weekly summary of findings monitored through various COVID-19 surveillance systems.

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Open consultation: Early years healthy development review: call for evidence

Open consultation: Early years healthy development review: call for evidence

Share your evidence to help inform a new review into improving health and development outcomes of babies and young children in England.

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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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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): immigration removal centres

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): immigration removal centres

Staff guidance for immigration removal centres (IRCs) and residential short-term holding facilities (RSTHFs) during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Guidance: Ghana: country policy and information notes

Guidance: Ghana: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

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Detailed guide: Forensic pathology: role within the Home Office

Detailed guide: Forensic pathology: role within the Home Office

Information on the role of the Home Office Forensic Pathology Unit and its support of the Pathology Delivery Board.

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Guidance: Pathology delivery board criteria registration

Guidance: Pathology delivery board criteria registration

The process and criteria for recommendation for admission to the Home Secretary’s register “the register” of forensic pathologists.

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Guidance: Bangladesh: country policy and information notes

Guidance: Bangladesh: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

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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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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 10 September to 16 September 2020

Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 10 September to 16 September 2020

Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 16 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).

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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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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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Guidance: Romanization systems

Guidance: Romanization systems

Guidance on the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN)/Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN) romanization systems.

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Guidance: Place names of the United Kingdom

Guidance: Place names of the United Kingdom

Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN) compilation of web sites which deal with place names of the United Kingdom.

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Guidance: Geographical names websites on the internet

Guidance: Geographical names websites on the internet

A selection of websites compiled by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names dealing with geographical names worldwide.

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Guidance: Applying for ACS approval: guidance and forms

Guidance: Applying for ACS approval: guidance and forms

Tools and guidance that you will need in order to become an SIA approved contractor.

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Guidance: List of approved countries for authorised human medicines from 1 January 2021

Guidance: List of approved countries for authorised human medicines from 1 January 2021

Approved countries for batch testing and importation of medicines from 1 January 2021

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Detailed guide: Courts and tribunals additional capacity during coronavirus outbreak: Nightingale courts

Detailed guide: Courts and tribunals additional capacity during coronavirus outbreak: Nightingale courts

This page holds a list of additional facilities opening to support the courts and tribunals estate during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Guidance: HIV pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) grant determination 2020 to 2021

Guidance: HIV pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) grant determination 2020 to 2021

Information for local authorities in England about the grant, which will support local authorities to deliver routine commissioning of PrEP in 2020 to 2021.

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BE6: Veteran tree surgery

BE6: Veteran tree surgery

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the veteran tree surgery option.

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Notice: BB7 3AQ, J N Bentley Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/SB3093VG/A001

Notice: BB7 3AQ, J N Bentley Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/SB3093VG/A001

View the application submitted by J N Bentley Limited for Hodder wastewater treatment works, Bentham Road, Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3AQ.

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Notice: NN14 3DL, Mr Robert Wenman: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3091RP/A001

Notice: NN14 3DL, Mr Robert Wenman: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3091RP/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Robert Wenman for 33 Polopit, Titchmarsh, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3DL.

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Guidance: PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID 19: technical summary

Guidance: PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID 19: technical summary

Summary of the PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID-19, outlining what the changes mean and how the data compare to other COVID-19 death data series.

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Guidance: Lulworth firing times

Guidance: Lulworth firing times

Lulworth ranges firing programme is presented in HTML format so that the information is accessible to everyone.

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Research and analysis: High consequence infectious diseases: monthly summaries

Research and analysis: High consequence infectious diseases: monthly summaries

These reports detail high consequence infectious disease (HCID) events that are detected during PHE's epidemic intelligence activities.

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Detailed guide: Remote education webinars

Detailed guide: Remote education webinars

How to access school-led webinars on remote education to help share good practice.

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Detailed guide: Teaching during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Detailed guide: Teaching during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Information, guidance and support for teachers and leaders on educating children during the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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Guidance: Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable

Guidance: Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable

Royal Air Force (RAF) operational low flying training timetables in 3 areas of the UK.

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Guidance: Yoxter Range and dry training area firing notice

Guidance: Yoxter Range and dry training area firing notice

Firing schedule for Yoxter Range and dry training area (YRDTA).

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Guidance: East region firing times

Guidance: East region firing times

Firing times for the ranges in the east of the UK including Thetford, Fingringhoe, Middlewick, Barton Road and Beckingham.

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Digital Trade Finance Service Alpha Assessment Report

Digital Trade Finance Service Alpha Assessment Report

The service allows banks to provide financial support to UK exporters who need to fulfil a contract by submitting an application on their behalf to UKEF, whose advisors process those applications and deals.

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FOI release: M62 junction 11 and junction 12 cameras calibrations

FOI release: M62 junction 11 and junction 12 cameras calibrations

Response to a request for information regarding calibration cameras on the M62 junction 10 to 12 smart motorway scheme.

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FOI release: Details of surveys and reporting on of the A303

FOI release: Details of surveys and reporting on of the A303

Response to a request for information regarding surveys of the road condition on the A303 between the junction for Middle Wallop and the junction for Stockbridge (A3057).

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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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FOI release: Business cases for Design Build Finance and Operate projects

FOI release: Business cases for Design Build Finance and Operate projects

Response to a request for information on Design Build Finance and Operate business cases

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First phase of Dawlish seawall completed, securing South West’s rail links

First phase of Dawlish seawall completed, securing South West’s rail links

New seawall at Dawlish reaches an important milestone.

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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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Detailed guide: Coronavirus antibody home test kit: taking a blood sample

Detailed guide: Coronavirus antibody home test kit: taking a blood sample

Guidance and video to help you do your antibody test correctly, post your sample and get your results.

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Press release: Waste site director ordered to pay confiscation order

Press release: Waste site director ordered to pay confiscation order

Gloucester director ordered to pay back over £179,000 that he obtained through proceeds of crime.

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Detailed guide: Smarter rules for safer food: how to import from third countries

Detailed guide: Smarter rules for safer food: how to import from third countries

How to import plants and plant products to the EU under the smarter rules for safer food regulations.

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UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Edinburgh

UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Edinburgh

A new UK Government funded walk-through coronavirus testing facility opened today in Edinburgh's Usher Hall

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Guidance: Ash Dieback on the Ministry of Defence Estate

Guidance: Ash Dieback on the Ministry of Defence Estate

Ash dieback affects ash trees across the country and has infected many woodlands across the Ministry of Defence (MOD) training estate.

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Guidance: Sub contracting outside of the ACS

Guidance: Sub contracting outside of the ACS

Sub-contracting to a company that is not an SIA approved contractor: what the rules are and how you ask for permission.

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Guidance: EYFS staff:child ratios   DfE approved qualifications

Guidance: EYFS staff:child ratios DfE approved qualifications

Lists of qualifications that meet DfE's criteria for counting in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework staff:child ratios.

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Detailed guide: Check early years qualifications

Detailed guide: Check early years qualifications

Find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting, and if you can include them in staff:child ratios.

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FOI release: Highways England apprenticeships and employment terms and conditions

FOI release: Highways England apprenticeships and employment terms and conditions

Response to a request for apprenticeships and employment terms and conditions

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Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

Corporate report: Second generation UK search and rescue aviation programme (UKSAR2G)

The UKSAR2G programme will build on the current UK SAR service to provide a market-led tailored approach to search and rescue in a more cost-efficient and innovative way

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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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Mr D Chumber v EMCOR Group (UK) plc and Others: 1308836/2019

Mr D Chumber v EMCOR Group (UK) plc and Others: 1308836/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr G Bailey v Swift Personnel Ltd: 1305231/2020

Mr G Bailey v Swift Personnel Ltd: 1305231/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Ms P Maitland Powell v Tudor Grange Academies Trust: 1305314/2020

Ms P Maitland Powell v Tudor Grange Academies Trust: 1305314/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mrs I Bali v Department for Work and Pensions: 1307536/2019

Mrs I Bali v Department for Work and Pensions: 1307536/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Miss S Barton v Secretary Of State For Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Others: 1307848/2019

Miss S Barton v Secretary Of State For Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Others: 1307848/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Correspondence: Treatment of government grant support schemes in business interruption insurance settlements: Letter from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to the Association of British Insurers

Correspondence: Treatment of government grant support schemes in business interruption insurance settlements: Letter from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to the Association of British Insurers

A response from HM Treasury to the letter sent by the Association of British Insurers regarding the practice of insurers deducting the value of government grants from business interruption insurance settlements.

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Detailed guide: Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales

Detailed guide: Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales

Reduce the risk of disease, find out where notifiable diseases have been confirmed in England and Wales

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Press release: Outbreaks of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in 2020

Press release: Outbreaks of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in 2020

The Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) have found Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in fish at the following sites in England and Wales

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Press release: Joint boat patrols target illegal fishing

Press release: Joint boat patrols target illegal fishing

Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers in the North East have joined forces with Northumbria Police to continuing their crackdown on illegal angling.

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Decision: Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm – Variation 4

Decision: Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm – Variation 4

Details of Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm Order.

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Guidance: Special educational needs survey 2021

Guidance: Special educational needs survey 2021

Guide for local authorities completing returns for the 2021 special educational needs survey, commonly known as SEN2.

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Decision: Sofia (previously known as “Dogger Bank Teesside B”) Offshore Windfarm – Variation 3

Decision: Sofia (previously known as “Dogger Bank Teesside B”) Offshore Windfarm – Variation 3

Details of Sofia (previously known as “Dogger Bank Teesside B”) Offshore Wind Farm Order.

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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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JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

JD Sports Fashion plc / Footasylum plc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by JD Sports Fashion plc of Footasylum plc.

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Decision: Dogger Bank C (previously known as “Dogger Bank Teesside A”) Offshore Wind Farm   Variation 3

Decision: Dogger Bank C (previously known as “Dogger Bank Teesside A”) Offshore Wind Farm Variation 3

Details of Dogger Bank C Offshore Wind Farm Order.

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Press release: Denton door supervisor saves friend’s brother in car park stabbing

Press release: Denton door supervisor saves friend’s brother in car park stabbing

Door supervisor Connor McMillan saved the life of a man who was stabbed near Crown Point Shopping Car Park in Denton, Greater Manchester.

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Decision: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Offshore Wind Farm – Variation 4

Decision: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Offshore Wind Farm – Variation 4

Details of Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Offshore Wind Farm Order.

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Decision: Islamia Primary School

Decision: Islamia Primary School

The schools adjudicator’s admission objection decision about Islamia Primary School.

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Detailed guide: The R number and growth rate in the UK

Detailed guide: The R number and growth rate in the UK

The latest reproduction number (R) and growth rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.

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Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme eligible vehicles

Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme eligible vehicles

List of vehicles eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

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Ms N Hatton v Yvonne Geldard and Tallulah’s of Saltaire Ltd: 1801009/2020

Ms N Hatton v Yvonne Geldard and Tallulah’s of Saltaire Ltd: 1801009/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mrs C Rowe v Aspire Community Benefit Society Ltd: 1806489/2019

Mrs C Rowe v Aspire Community Benefit Society Ltd: 1806489/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr VG Josephs v Depaul UK: 1804962/2020

Mr VG Josephs v Depaul UK: 1804962/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Open consultation: Consultation on new statutory guidance for Condition F1

Open consultation: Consultation on new statutory guidance for Condition F1

An Ofqual consultation on new statutory guidance related to the publication of fee information by awarding organisations.

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Mr T McHale v Amac Engineering Services Ltd (In Liquidation): 1806975/2019

Mr T McHale v Amac Engineering Services Ltd (In Liquidation): 1806975/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr S Sellers v Space Projects Hull Ltd: 1802975/2020

Mr S Sellers v Space Projects Hull Ltd: 1802975/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Public Holiday: Monday 28 September

Public Holiday: Monday 28 September

CICA will be closed on Monday 28 September for a public holiday.

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Case study: Film and TV production kickstart scheme   GAD case study

Case study: Film and TV production kickstart scheme GAD case study

GAD's actuarial and modelling experts were part of a multi-disciplinary team which helped set up the government's £500m film and TV production kickstart scheme.

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Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Details of all scheduled trade mark (unless otherwise specified) procedural hearings, main hearings and appeals to the appointed person.

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Royal Air Force A400M showcased in Kazakhstan

Royal Air Force A400M showcased in Kazakhstan

During a recent visit, which promoted the bilateral military co-operation between the UK and Kazakhstan, the capability of the RAF A400M was showcased to the Kazakh Government.

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Press release: Outbreaks of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in 2020

Press release: Outbreaks of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in 2020

The Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) have found Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in fish at the following sites in England and Wales

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Guidance: Company Names Tribunal undefended decisions and orders

Guidance: Company Names Tribunal undefended decisions and orders

Decisions and orders of the Company Names Tribunal - undefended

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Independent report: Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID 19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 25 September 2020

Independent report: Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID 19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 25 September 2020

Interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination, if and when a vaccine is available.

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Detailed guide: Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales

Detailed guide: Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales

Reduce the risk of disease, find out where notifiable diseases have been confirmed in England and Wales

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Decision: Company Names Tribunal decision: Zeiss Finance Ltd

Decision: Company Names Tribunal decision: Zeiss Finance Ltd

Decision for applicant Carl Zeiss AG against registration number 11801727, applicant successful.

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 10 September to 16 September 2020

Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 10 September to 16 September 2020

Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 16 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England and coronavirus testing (UK).

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Decision: Company Names Tribunal decision: Merthyr Motor Auctions Limited

Decision: Company Names Tribunal decision: Merthyr Motor Auctions Limited

Decision for applicant Merthyr Tydfil Car Auction Limited t/a Merthyr Motor Auctions Limited against registration number 12089930, applicant successful.

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Guidance: NHS COVID 19 app: privacy information

Guidance: NHS COVID 19 app: privacy information

Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.

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