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Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

This webinar on fish speciation will introduce the prevalent methods used in testing laboratories in the UK and EU, and will provide a summary of their scope and limitations

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Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

Webinar on fish speciation for food authenticity

This webinar on fish speciation will introduce the prevalent methods used in testing laboratories in the UK and EU, and will provide a summary of their scope and limitations

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Guidance: Responsibility for exams

Guidance: Responsibility for exams

Guidance for schools and colleges on who should enter students for exams, the health arrangements for exams and the support DfE is providing.

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Guidance: Great Britain nutrition and health claims (NHC) register

Guidance: Great Britain nutrition and health claims (NHC) register

Register of nutrition and health claims that may be made in commercial communications in Great Britain.

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Guidance: Vitamin D opt in service for vulnerable groups: privacy notice

Guidance: Vitamin D opt in service for vulnerable groups: privacy notice

Privacy notice explaining how personal information is used to provide a free 4-month supply of vitamin D supplements to high-risk groups.

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Transparency data: Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers progress data

Transparency data: Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers progress data

Information about how many laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers we have delivered or dispatched to local authorities and academy trusts.

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Guidance: Food supplement use and labels

Guidance: Food supplement use and labels

Supporting documents containing information about the use and labelling of food supplements in England.

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Detailed guide: Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Detailed guide: Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on devices and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care.

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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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Guidance: COVID 19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people

Guidance: COVID 19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable people

Reference-only version of letter from the government to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

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Ofsted inspections to be done remotely until half term

Ofsted inspections to be done remotely until half term

All planned inspection activity will be carried out remotely until after the February half term.

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Transparency data: Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: September 2020

Transparency data: Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: September 2020

This document details GPC (government procurement card) HMT spend greater than £500.

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Guidance: Register on adding vitamins and minerals to foods

Guidance: Register on adding vitamins and minerals to foods

Information about vitamins, minerals and certain other substances that may be added to foods in Great Britain.

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Transparency data: HMT spend greater than £25,000: October 2020

Transparency data: HMT spend greater than £25,000: October 2020

This document details HMT spend greater than £25,000.

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Detailed guide: Bed rails: management and safe use

Detailed guide: Bed rails: management and safe use

Guidance on managing and using bed rails safely.

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Speech: Working together to achieve the clean energy transition

Speech: Working together to achieve the clean energy transition

COP26 President's closing remarks at the COP26 Clean Power Transition Virtual Roundtable

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Notice: GL7 6DF, Clancy Docwra Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/RB3598AU/A001

Notice: GL7 6DF, Clancy Docwra Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3598AU/A001

View the application submitted by Clancy Docwra Limited for Chesterton Farm, Cirencester Sewage Treatment Works, Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, GL7 6DF.

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Guidance: Exporting active substances manufactured in Great Britain for use in EEA and Northern Ireland

Guidance: Exporting active substances manufactured in Great Britain for use in EEA and Northern Ireland

How the ‘Written Confirmation’ process operates for active substances manufactured in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).

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Notice: TN22 3BY, Mr Stephen Cotton: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3690RH/A001

Notice: TN22 3BY, Mr Stephen Cotton: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3690RH/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Stephen Cotton for Primrose Patch, Fairwarp, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3BY.

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Notice: SG8 8LT, Mrs Nicola Barker: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3793DM/A001

Notice: SG8 8LT, Mrs Nicola Barker: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3793DM/A001

View the application submitted by Mrs Nicola Barker for 3 Park Farm Lane, Nuthampstead, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 8LT.

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Notice: NG34 8SJ, Mr Nick Geary: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3898EW/A001

Notice: NG34 8SJ, Mr Nick Geary: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3898EW/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Nick Geary for Broadacres, Moor Lane, Leasingham Moor, Sleaford, NG34 8SJ.

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Detailed guide: British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic)

Detailed guide: British Military Advisory Training Team (Czech Republic)

Find out about military instructor training and personal development courses, provided by BMATT (CZ), to promote international co-operation.

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Government strengthens digital leadership

Government strengthens digital leadership

Announcement by Alex Chisholm of the appointment of three senior digital, data and technology leaders.

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Guidance: Become a childminder: pre registration briefing

Guidance: Become a childminder: pre registration briefing

This is a presentation of the pre-registration briefing for childminders.

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Detailed guide: Army Digitalisation: THEIA

Detailed guide: Army Digitalisation: THEIA

THEIA will accelerate the delivery of Army digital transformation by; driving coherence; better integration between projects; breaking down silos and realising efficiencies.

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

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

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

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Policy paper: Five country statement on the temporary derogation to the ePrivacy Directive to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse

Policy paper: Five country statement on the temporary derogation to the ePrivacy Directive to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse

The UK welcomes the European Commission's adoption of the legislative proposal for the temporary derogation and the rapid progress made in the European Council under the German Presidency.

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Statutory guidance: Current catch limits: 10 metres and under non sector pool

Statutory guidance: Current catch limits: 10 metres and under non sector pool

Current quota catch limits for the 10 metres and under pool including details on 2 and 3 monthly limits on stocks

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Policy paper: Five country statement on the temporary derogation to the ePrivacy Directive to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse

Policy paper: Five country statement on the temporary derogation to the ePrivacy Directive to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse

The UK, alongside members of the Five Countries, welcomes the progress made so far on the temporary derogation and urges a swift adoption of the legislation to ensure essential work carried out by service providers to shield endangered children in Europe and around the world can continue.

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Detailed guide: Understand your fishing vessel licence

Detailed guide: Understand your fishing vessel licence

How to understand each part of your fishing vessel licence – vessel details, conditions, schedule, annex and their current copies.

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Press release: Defence Secretary hails support for military families

Press release: Defence Secretary hails support for military families

Thousands more military families are benefiting from free childcare, accommodation upgrades and tailored career guidance, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced today as he outlined recent measures to support service families.

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Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

Variations effective from 00:01 hours, Thursday 14 January 2021

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Guidance: China: country policy and information notes

Guidance: China: 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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Flu vaccine uptake among over 65s highest on record

Flu vaccine uptake among over 65s highest on record

Over 80% of those aged 65 and over in England have received the flu vaccine so far this year – the highest uptake ever achieved.

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Guidance: Open general export licences for export after repair/replacement under warranty: dual use items

Guidance: Open general export licences for export after repair/replacement under warranty: dual use items

Licences allowing the export of dual-use items imported into the UK for repair or replacement under warranty. See explanation below for which licence to use.

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Statutory guidance: Reallocating road space in response to COVID 19: statutory guidance for local authorities

Statutory guidance: Reallocating road space in response to COVID 19: statutory guidance for local authorities

Guidance for local authorities on managing their road networks in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: MGN 477 Amendment 1 MLC Seafarer's employment agreements

Guidance: MGN 477 Amendment 1 MLC Seafarer's employment agreements

Seafarers to which the MLC minimum requirements for seafarers regulations 2014 apply must have a legally enforceable seafarer employment agreement.

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Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Availability of Lactating Cow Intramammary Antibiotics

Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) have informed the VMD of supply problems with the following lactating cow intramammary antibiotics.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): taxis and PHVs

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): taxis and PHVs

Actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect against coronavirus.

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Detailed guide: Webinars for organisations that trade with the EU

Detailed guide: Webinars for organisations that trade with the EU

Sign up for webinars or watch pre-recorded webinars about trading with the EU.

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Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Recent sentences examined by the Attorney General’s Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.

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Detailed guide: T9 waste exemption: recovering scrap metal

Detailed guide: T9 waste exemption: recovering scrap metal

The T9 exemption allows you to treat scrap metal for handling or recovery by sorting, grading, shearing by manual feed, baling, crushing or cutting with handheld equipment.

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Guidance: ‘On hold’ health claims on foods

Guidance: ‘On hold’ health claims on foods

How to use ‘on hold’ health claims that are still under consideration in the EU in Great Britain.

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Statement to Parliament: Defence Secretary Oral Statement: Defence's COVID 19 support

Statement to Parliament: Defence Secretary Oral Statement: Defence's COVID 19 support

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace detailed Defence's support to the COVID-19 response.

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Detailed guide: Medicines: apply for a parallel import licence

Detailed guide: Medicines: apply for a parallel import licence

How to get a parallel import licence for your medicine in the UK, including pharmacovigilance requirements and submitting your application.

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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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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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Policy paper: The Second Report on the Use of the Petition of Concern Mechanism in the Northern Ireland Assembly

Policy paper: The Second Report on the Use of the Petition of Concern Mechanism in the Northern Ireland Assembly

This command paper sets out the use of the Petition of Concern Mechanism in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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£2m innovation funding for surveying technology

£2m innovation funding for surveying technology

DASA launches Map the Gap Phase 2 competition to develop survey system demonstrators to help troops safely and stealthily advance into enemy territory over water

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Detailed guide: Rural Payments service: registering and updating your details

Detailed guide: Rural Payments service: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service

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Press release: New UK Government COVID testing site opens in Dumfries

Press release: New UK Government COVID testing site opens in Dumfries

The UK Government has today, Tuesday 12 January, opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at Brooms Road Car Park in Dumfries.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19)    Planning Inspectorate guidance   updated 12 January 2021

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Planning Inspectorate guidance updated 12 January 2021

In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Planning Inspectorate has published guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events.

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Detailed guide: New nuclear power stations: assessing reactor designs

Detailed guide: New nuclear power stations: assessing reactor designs

The Environment Agency’s Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of new nuclear power station designs and how we engage with others during the process.

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Statement to Parliament: Foreign Secretary on the situation in Xinjiang and the Government's response

Statement to Parliament: Foreign Secretary on the situation in Xinjiang and the Government's response

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's statement to the Commons

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TVS Europe Distribution Limited / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger inquiry

TVS Europe Distribution Limited / 3G Truck & Trailer Parts merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition of 3G Truck & Trailer Parts Limited by TVS Europe Distribution Limited.

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CMA breaks up motor parts merger

CMA breaks up motor parts merger

The CMA will require TVS Europe Distribution to sell 3G in order to protect competition in the commercial vehicle and trailer parts sector.

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Detailed guide: NHS entitlements: migrant health guide

Detailed guide: NHS entitlements: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance for healthcare practitioners on the health needs of migrant patients.

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Press release: Hundreds of thousands more laptops to support disadvantaged pupils learn at home

Press release: Hundreds of thousands more laptops to support disadvantaged pupils learn at home

Government boosts laptop and tablet programme with a further 300,000 devices – taking the total to 1.3 million

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Guidance: Review your remote education provision

Guidance: Review your remote education provision

A framework to help schools and further education (FE) providers in England identify strengths and areas for improvement in their remote education provision.

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Notice: NN17 3AS, TW Composting Limited: permit surrender issued   EPR/WP3232QX/S002

Notice: NN17 3AS, TW Composting Limited: permit surrender issued EPR/WP3232QX/S002

View the surrender issued for Kirby Lodge Compost Site, Corby under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Notice: BL5 3JA, Horrocks Waste Management Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/WE0534AB/A001

Notice: BL5 3JA, Horrocks Waste Management Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/WE0534AB/A001

View the application submitted by Horrocks Waste Management Limited for Horrocks Waste Management, Bolton.

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Graco BV / Hi Tech Spray Equipment merger inquiry

Graco BV / Hi Tech Spray Equipment merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Graco BV of Hi-Tech Spray Equipment, S.A.

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Detailed guide: NHS population screening: education and training

Detailed guide: NHS population screening: education and training

Resources to support screening professionals in their initial training and continuing professional development (CPD).

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Policy paper: Response to an inspection of the Home Office’s use of sanctions and penalties

Policy paper: Response to an inspection of the Home Office’s use of sanctions and penalties

A response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report on the Home Office’s use of sanctions and penalties.

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Detailed guide: Licensing bodies and collective management organisations

Detailed guide: Licensing bodies and collective management organisations

Licensing bodies and collective management organisations can agree licences with users on behalf of owners and collect any royalties the owners are owed.

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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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Guidance: List of private providers of coronavirus testing

Guidance: List of private providers of coronavirus testing

Information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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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Chief Executive's blog   January 2021

Chief Executive's blog January 2021

CEO Martin Jones outlines the Parole Board's stance folowing the introducation of the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act 2020, known as Helen's Law.

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Chief Executive's blog   January 2021

Chief Executive's blog January 2021

CEO Martin Jones outlines the Parole Board's stance folowing the introduction of the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act 2020, known as Helen's Law.

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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: Holcombe Moor firing times

Guidance: Holcombe Moor firing times

Dates and times when Holcombe Moor's training area is being used for live firing.

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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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Transparency data: MOD roles and salaries: 2019

Transparency data: MOD roles and salaries: 2019

Ministry of Defence (MOD) reports on departmental roles and salaries 2019.

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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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FOI release: Ragwort costs

FOI release: Ragwort costs

Response to a request for information regarding the cost of controlling Ragwort annually.

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Press release: New NHS maternity leadership training to address Ockenden Review recommendations

Press release: New NHS maternity leadership training to address Ockenden Review recommendations

Hundreds of NHS maternity and neonatal leaders in England will benefit from a new £500,000 maternity leadership programme.

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Official Statistics: Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 4 January 2021

Official Statistics: Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 4 January 2021

A summary of attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March and early years settings since Thursday 16 April.

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Research and analysis: Spatial planning and health: Getting Research into Practice (GRIP)

Research and analysis: Spatial planning and health: Getting Research into Practice (GRIP)

This study explores the opportunities and challenges of applying the principles in PHE's 'Spatial Planning for Health: an evidence resource'.

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Guidance: Baby at risk of having thalassaemia: description in brief

Guidance: Baby at risk of having thalassaemia: description in brief

This information can help healthcare professionals speak with parents at risk of having a baby with thalassaemia.

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Guidance: Baby at risk of having sickle cell disease: description in brief

Guidance: Baby at risk of having sickle cell disease: description in brief

Information to help healthcare professionals speak with parents at risk of having a child with sickle cell disease.

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Guidance: Tamper evident bags

Guidance: Tamper evident bags

Guidance for UK Visas and Immigration procedure for securing seized or detained items in a tamper evident bag (TEB).

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Policy paper: Thames: groundwater situation

Policy paper: Thames: groundwater situation

The latest update on monitored groundwater levels and whether there are any groundwater alerts or warnings in force.

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Guidance: Procurement Policy Note 02/20: supplier relief due to coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance: Procurement Policy Note 02/20: supplier relief due to coronavirus (COVID 19)

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

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Detailed guide: United Kingdom Single Issuing Authority (UKSIA)

Detailed guide: United Kingdom Single Issuing Authority (UKSIA)

The UKSIA manages UK domestic fishing vessel access to non-UK waters and foreign vessel access to UK waters.

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Detailed guide: Attorney General's Civil Panel Counsel: appointments, membership lists and off panel counsel

Detailed guide: Attorney General's Civil Panel Counsel: appointments, membership lists and off panel counsel

Recruitment process, rates of pay, overview of the panel, lists of members and guidance for barristers who work ‘off panel’.

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CoRWM plenary meeting dates and locations

CoRWM plenary meeting dates and locations

Details of our plenary meetings (all open to the public) for 2020 and 2021.

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

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

When you arrive in England, you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave until 10 days have passed since you were last in a non-exempt country or territory.

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FOI release: Planned works

FOI release: Planned works

Response to a request for information regarding planned works.

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Creating a new opportunity for customers to have their say

Creating a new opportunity for customers to have their say

A blog by David Wallace, Deputy CEO & Chief Customer Officer at SLC

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Press release: SLC recruits members for new Student Finance Customer Panel

Press release: SLC recruits members for new Student Finance Customer Panel

Student Loans Company (SLC) is actively recruiting customers from all stages of the student finance journey to join its newly created Student Finance Customer Panel.

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Improving fish populations in the East Midlands

Improving fish populations in the East Midlands

3,000 fish reared at the Environment Agency’s National Coarse Fish Farm have been stocked into rivers in the East Midlands.

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Guidance: Fishing offences: fines and payment

Guidance: Fishing offences: fines and payment

Penalty notices and fines that apply for fisheries offences, including illegal catch and marketing offences.

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Official Statistics: PPE deliveries (England): 4 January to 10 January 2021

Official Statistics: PPE deliveries (England): 4 January to 10 January 2021

Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England.

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Guidance: Review of nuclear archive records

Guidance: Review of nuclear archive records

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is conducting a review of historic files relating to the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Weapons programme.

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