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Correspondence: COVID 19 vaccinations and care homes: programme launch

Correspondence: COVID 19 vaccinations and care homes: programme launch

A letter from the Minister for Care to local authorities, directors of adult social services and managers of care homes for older adults.

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Avian influenza (bird flu): Latest situation

Avian influenza (bird flu): Latest situation

New housing measures will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 14 December.

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Detailed guide: Avian influenza (bird flu)

Detailed guide: Avian influenza (bird flu)

How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, and measures to prevent it.

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Guidance: Additional COVID 19 local authority enforcement powers

Guidance: Additional COVID 19 local authority enforcement powers

Additional powers for local authorities to enforce COVID-secure regulations.

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Policy paper: Joint Ministerial Committee Communiqué: 3 December 2020

Policy paper: Joint Ministerial Committee Communiqué: 3 December 2020

Twenty-seventh Joint Ministerial Committee met on 3 December 2020 via video conference. The meeting was chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

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Guidance: REAL training: bus and coach modules

Guidance: REAL training: bus and coach modules

Bus and coach training modules for the REAL disability equality training programme.

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Guidance: REAL training: aviation modules

Guidance: REAL training: aviation modules

Aviation training modules for the REAL disability equality training programme.

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Guidance: REAL training: taxi and PHV modules

Guidance: REAL training: taxi and PHV modules

Taxi and private hire vehicles training modules for the REAL disability equality training programme.

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Guidance: REAL training: rail modules

Guidance: REAL training: rail modules

Rail training modules for the REAL disability equality training programme.

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Guidance: REAL training: maritime modules

Guidance: REAL training: maritime modules

Maritime training modules for the REAL disability equality training programme.

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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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Policy paper: Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health: consensus statement

Policy paper: Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health: consensus statement

This paper describes the consensus statement of the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health and lists the signatories.

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Detailed guide: Onboarding and monitoring financial counterparties

Detailed guide: Onboarding and monitoring financial counterparties

Our approach for approving financial counterparties who wish to participate in UKEF transactions.

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Guidance: Guidance on application for UK visa under T5 (Temporary Worker)

Guidance: Guidance on application for UK visa under T5 (Temporary Worker)

Guidance on UK Visas and Immigration's policy on applications for a visa or visa extension under T5 (Temporary Worker).

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Open consultation: RAF Halton

Open consultation: RAF Halton

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) vision for RAF Halton is to create and invest in a sustainable, mixed-use development.

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Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Military personnel are supporting public services across the UK to assist with the response to COVID-19. This page has the latest information on the MOD’s activities.

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Detailed guide: Cardiff Prison

Detailed guide: Cardiff Prison

Cardiff Prison is a men’s prison in the centre of Cardiff, Wales.

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Detailed guide: Prescoed Prison

Detailed guide: Prescoed Prison

Prescoed is a men’s open prison and young offender institution (YOI) in the village of Coed-y-Paen, South Wales. It is managed jointly with Usk Prison.

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Guidance: Priority change of circumstances for sponsors

Guidance: Priority change of circumstances for sponsors

Guidance on the priority change of circumstances service for Worker or Temporary Worker sponsors.

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Detailed guide: Usk Prison

Detailed guide: Usk Prison

Usk is a men’s prison in the town of Usk, South Wales. It is managed jointly with Prescoed Prison.

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Form: Worker and Temporary Worker priority service request form

Form: Worker and Temporary Worker priority service request form

This form is to be used by all Worker and Temporary Worker sponsors who want to request prioritising an eligible request type.

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.

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Detailed guide: Swansea Prison

Detailed guide: Swansea Prison

Swansea Prison is a men’s prison in the centre of Swansea, Wales.

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Guidance: Suitability: previous breach of UK immigration laws (immigration staff guidance)

Guidance: Suitability: previous breach of UK immigration laws (immigration staff guidance)

Guidance on considering a previous breach of immigration laws.

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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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Guidance: Sealand ranges firing times

Guidance: Sealand ranges firing times

Warning notice of firing at Sealand ranges.

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Detailed guide: Parc Prison and Young Offender Institute

Detailed guide: Parc Prison and Young Offender Institute

Parc is a privately run prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Bridgend, South Wales.

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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: First tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) hearing lists

Guidance: First tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) hearing lists

A list of upcoming Social Security and Child Support Tribunal appeal hearings.

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Guidance: MCA Enforcement unit: prosecutions 2020

Guidance: MCA Enforcement unit: prosecutions 2020

Record of prosecutions resulting from breaches of maritime legislation: court hearings from January 2020.

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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: Contact SLC   repayment enquiries

Detailed guide: Contact SLC repayment enquiries

All the contact details you'll need to get in touch with the Student Loans Company (SLC) about your student loan repayment.

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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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Guidance: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

Guidance: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering.

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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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Form: Clinical Excellence Awards: application form

Form: Clinical Excellence Awards: application form

Application form for the 2021 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition.

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Guidance: Extended powers SEND tribunal: national trial

Guidance: Extended powers SEND tribunal: national trial

Guidance for local authorities, health commissioners, parents and young people on a 2-year trial to extend powers of the SEND Tribunal.

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Transparency data: DfE and executive agency ePCS spend over £500: 2020 to 2021

Transparency data: DfE and executive agency ePCS spend over £500: 2020 to 2021

Spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS) over £500 in the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

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Transparency data: DfE and executive agency spend over £25,000: 2020 to 2021

Transparency data: DfE and executive agency spend over £25,000: 2020 to 2021

Spending over £25,000 by the Department for Education (DfE) and its executive agencies during the financial year 2020 to 2021.

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Guidance: Accessing government secured flu vaccines: guidance for NHS providers

Guidance: Accessing government secured flu vaccines: guidance for NHS providers

How NHS providers in England can access the extra stock of flu vaccines this winter that the government has secured.

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Miss C Blower v The Jardine Motors Group: 1305563/2020

Miss C Blower v The Jardine Motors Group: 1305563/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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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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Content design: planning, writing and managing content

Content design: planning, writing and managing content

Planning and managing digital content to meet the needs the public has of government.

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Planning content

Planning content

Find out how to decide if something is suitable for GOV.UK, what the content lifecycle is and why accessibility must be planned for.

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Content types

Content types

When and how to use the GOV.UK formats.

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Guidance: Open standards for government

Guidance: Open standards for government

Information about the open standards chosen for use in government technology.

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Detailed guide: Publishing accessible documents

Detailed guide: Publishing accessible documents

Learn how to publish accessible documents to meet the needs of all users under the accessibility regulations

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Corporate information: Department for Education – Statistics at DfE

Corporate information: Department for Education – Statistics at DfE

The Department for Education publishes official statistics on education and children.

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Cold weather alert issued by PHE

Cold weather alert issued by PHE

Regular updates on cold weather and how to stay well during low temperatures.

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Detailed guide: Changes to checks for EU sanctions on EEA teachers from 1 January 2021

Detailed guide: Changes to checks for EU sanctions on EEA teachers from 1 January 2021

How schools should carry out pre- employment checks on teachers coming from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA) from 1 January 2021.

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Cold weather alert issued by PHE

Cold weather alert issued by PHE

Regular updates on cold weather and how to stay well during low temperatures.

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Notice: CW9 7RQ, Frank Roberts & Sons Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/WP3503LX/A001

Notice: CW9 7RQ, Frank Roberts & Sons Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/WP3503LX/A001

View the application submitted by Frank Roberts & Sons Limited for Frank Roberts & Sons Ltd, Cheshire.

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Notice: NG25 0PW, Woodside Farming Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/CP3432VR/V004

Notice: NG25 0PW, Woodside Farming Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/CP3432VR/V004

View the application submitted by Woodside Farming Limited for Woodside Farm, Southwell.

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Notice: IG11 0AD, Thames Water Utilities Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/PB3238RK/V002

Notice: IG11 0AD, Thames Water Utilities Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/PB3238RK/V002

View the application submitted by Thames Water Utilities Limited for Beckton Sewage Treatment Works Combined Heat and Power Plant, Essex.

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Notice: LE7 4TB, Sunrise Poultry Farms Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/XP3938EY/V004

Notice: LE7 4TB, Sunrise Poultry Farms Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/XP3938EY/V004

View the application submitted by Sunrise Poultry Farms Limited for Paudy Lane Farm, Thrussington.

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Notice: L20 1BE, European Metal Recycling Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/JB3501MH/A001

Notice: L20 1BE, European Metal Recycling Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/JB3501MH/A001

View the application submitted by European Metal Recycling Limited for Liverpool Gladstone S1, Seaforth.

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TR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & PR (CSM): [2020] UKUT 339 (AAC)

TR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & PR (CSM): [2020] UKUT 339 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision of Judge Jones on 26 May 2020

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions

Jobs that qualify for exemptions from self-isolation or passenger locator form requirements.

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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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Transparency data: Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID 19) response   participants

Transparency data: Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE): Coronavirus (COVID 19) response participants

List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups.

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CP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (UC): [2020] UKUT 309 (AAC)

CP v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (UC): [2020] UKUT 309 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision of Judge Jacobs on 10 November 2020

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Detailed guide: Altcourse Prison

Detailed guide: Altcourse Prison

Altcourse is a privately run male prison in Liverpool.

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Detailed guide: Send Prison

Detailed guide: Send Prison

Send is a women’s prison in Woking, Surrey.

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Detailed guide: Ashfield Prison

Detailed guide: Ashfield Prison

Ashfield Prison is a privately run adult male prison in Pucklechurch, Bristol.

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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: Bronzefield Prison

Detailed guide: Bronzefield Prison

Bronzefield is a privately run female prison in Ashford, Middlesex.

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Detailed guide: Doncaster Prison

Detailed guide: Doncaster Prison

Doncaster is a privately run male prison in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

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Press release: UK Export Finance receives major budget boost to enhance export support

Press release: UK Export Finance receives major budget boost to enhance export support

UKEF's resource budget has increased after the latest government Spending Review.

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Elgin

New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Elgin

The UK Government has opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Lossie Green Car Park in Elgin

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Press release: Former prison officer jailed for longer

Press release: Former prison officer jailed for longer

Hannah Gaves has had her sentence increased following an intervention by the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.

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Guidance: Keeping children safe in out of school settings: code of practice

Guidance: Keeping children safe in out of school settings: code of practice

Safeguarding guidance for providers of activities, after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.

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Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited merger inquiry

Breedon Group plc / Cemex Investments Limited merger inquiry

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

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Ms E Gray v Chelsea FC plc: 2201616/2020

Ms E Gray v Chelsea FC plc: 2201616/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr A Green v Single Homeless Project: 2201025/2020

Mr A Green v Single Homeless Project: 2201025/2020

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey   Northern Ireland, 4 December 2020

Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey Northern Ireland, 4 December 2020

This report presents the latest findings for Northern Ireland from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey.

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Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) weekly insights: latest health indicators in England, 4 December 2020

Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) weekly insights: latest health indicators in England, 4 December 2020

This article brings together data about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England. Exploring how these measures interact with each other can improve understanding of the severity and spread of the pandemic. This weekly summary gives a general overview of the current situation and explores variations for different age groups and regions.

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Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey, UK: 4 December 2020

Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey, UK: 4 December 2020

Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust.

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.

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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 the Student and Child Student routes.

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Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Detailed guide: Civil processing dates

Check timescales for LAA to process your work (for example, civil applications and bills).

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Guidance: COVID 19: vaccination programme guidance for healthcare practitioners

Guidance: COVID 19: vaccination programme guidance for healthcare practitioners

Guidance for healthcare practitioners about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

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Mr OE Onumajuru v ABM Facility Services UK Ltd: 2203529/2019

Mr OE Onumajuru v ABM Facility Services UK Ltd: 2203529/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Guidance: How to join a Cloud Video Platform (CVP) hearing

Guidance: How to join a Cloud Video Platform (CVP) hearing

Guidance on how to join a Cloud Video Platform (CVP) hearing using your computer, mobile or tablet

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Detailed guide: Importing and exporting live fish and shellfish from 1 January 2021

Detailed guide: Importing and exporting live fish and shellfish from 1 January 2021

How importers and exporters of live fish, molluscs and crustaceans for farming, ornamental, or any other purpose except direct human consumption, should prepare for changes from 1 January 2021

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Mr J Hynek v Veolia ES (UK) Ltd: 2200822/2019

Mr J Hynek v Veolia ES (UK) Ltd: 2200822/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Mr F Ciobanu v Andrews International Ltd T/a Allied Universal Eurpoe: 2202373/2019

Mr F Ciobanu v Andrews International Ltd T/a Allied Universal Eurpoe: 2202373/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Detailed guide: The Mount Prison

Detailed guide: The Mount Prison

The Mount is a men’s prison in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.

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Detailed guide: Visiting the UK: information for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens

Detailed guide: Visiting the UK: information for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens

What you need to know about crossing the UK border and visiting the UK from 1 February 2020.

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Detailed guide: Schedule 14 decisions in 2019 and 2020

Detailed guide: Schedule 14 decisions in 2019 and 2020

Schedule 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 decisions issued by the Planning Inspectorate and published after 1 January 2019

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Detailed guide: Visiting the UK from 1 January 2021

Detailed guide: Visiting the UK from 1 January 2021

What you need to know about crossing the UK border and visiting the UK from 1 January 2021.

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Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Locations where you can go to get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC).

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Mr J Gershfield V Chancellors Group of Estate Agents: 2204919/2019

Mr J Gershfield V Chancellors Group of Estate Agents: 2204919/2019

Employment Tribunal decision.

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Detailed guide: Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

Detailed guide: Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

Morton Hall is an immigration removal centre (IRC) in Swinderby, near Lincoln, for men aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Moorland Prison

Detailed guide: Moorland Prison

Moorland is a prison and young offender institution (YOI) near Doncaster, South Yorkshire for men aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Manchester Prison

Detailed guide: Manchester Prison

Manchester Prison is a men’s high security prison in Manchester city centre. It was known as Strangeways until 1994.

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Detailed guide: Maidstone Prison

Detailed guide: Maidstone Prison

Maidstone is a prison in Maidstone, Kent, for foreign national men.

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Guidance: Newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP) operational guidance

Guidance: Newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP) operational guidance

This guidance supports healthcare professionals and stakeholders delivering and managing newborn hearing screening programmes in England.

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