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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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Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce meeting, 14 January 2021

Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce meeting, 14 January 2021

Joint statement on progress made by the taskforce at its meeting on 14 January 2021.

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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, passenger locator form or COVID testing requirements.

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Guidance: Adult Social Care Rapid Testing Fund

Guidance: Adult Social Care Rapid Testing Fund

Sets out the measures that the Rapid Testing Fund will support, including information on the distribution of funds and reporting requirements.

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Guidance: Vitamin D for vulnerable groups

Guidance: Vitamin D for vulnerable groups

Guidance for vulnerable groups offered vitamin D supplements by the government this winter.

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All UK travel corridors temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants

All UK travel corridors temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants

Emergency border measures introduced to prevent the spread of new variants of coronavirus into the UK.

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All UK travel corridors temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants

All UK travel corridors temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants

Emergency border measures introduced to prevent the spread of new variants of coronavirus into the UK.

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Correspondence: CST response to Scottish Government request for additional funding

Correspondence: CST response to Scottish Government request for additional funding

Letter in response to Scottish Government request for UK Government to use Covid-19 Response Fund.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): travel corridors

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): travel corridors

List of countries, territories and regions from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate.

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Guidance: Accessing government secured flu vaccines: guidance for community pharmacies

Guidance: Accessing government secured flu vaccines: guidance for community pharmacies

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

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Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variant from South Africa identified in UK

Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variant from South Africa identified in UK

Latest updates on SARS-CoV-2 variants detected in UK.

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Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variant from South Africa identified in UK

Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variant from South Africa identified in UK

Latest updates on SARS-CoV-2 variants detected in UK.

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Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variants identified in UK

Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variants identified in UK

Latest updates on SARS-CoV-2 variants detected in UK.

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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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Speech: Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 15 January 2021

Speech: Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 15 January 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

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Speech: Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 15 January 2021

Speech: Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 15 January 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement at the coronavirus press conference.

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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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Open consultation: Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

Open consultation: Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

The approach to awarding GCSE, AS and A level grades in 2021 following the cancellation of exams.

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Guidance: Coronavirus antibody test kit: guides in different languages

Guidance: Coronavirus antibody test kit: guides in different languages

Step-by-step guide available in different languages on how to take your coronavirus (COVID-19) antibody test.

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Press release: Consultation launched on 2021 exam replacement

Press release: Consultation launched on 2021 exam replacement

Teachers to determine grades using a range of evidence that reflects students’ hard work and ability

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Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: guide for older adults

Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: guide for older adults

Information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination.

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Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff

Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff

Information for frontline social care workers on COVID-19 vaccination.

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Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

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Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait

Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait

Information about COVID-19 eligibility and vaccine supplies.

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Death of serving CNC police officer

Death of serving CNC police officer

It is with the greatest regret that we confirm that a CNC officer tragically lost his life in a road traffic collision yesterday (14/1).

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Detailed guide: Importing or moving live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin

Detailed guide: Importing or moving live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin

The checks you need to make, the documents you need and how to notify the authorities for live animals, including equines, animal products and high risk food or feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO).

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Detailed guide: Viewing interview schedules and entering interview results (vX)

Detailed guide: Viewing interview schedules and entering interview results (vX)

Guidance for vacancy holders viewing interview schedules and submitting results, using the vX Civil Service Jobs system.

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Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 15 January 2021

Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 15 January 2021

Slides on coronavirus presented by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England.

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Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 15 January 2021

Policy paper: Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 15 January 2021

Slides and datasets on coronavirus presented by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England.

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Guidance: School census autumn 2020 to summer 2021: school summary report

Guidance: School census autumn 2020 to summer 2021: school summary report

Specifications for software suppliers developing school summary reports for the school censuses in autumn 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021.

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Guidance: School census 2020 to 2021: technical information

Guidance: School census 2020 to 2021: technical information

Technical specification and validation rules for submitting 2020 to 2021 school census data.

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Detailed guide: BFPO services guide

Detailed guide: BFPO services guide

How to use the British Forces Post Office, claim compensation and use the Enduring families free mail service (EFFMS).

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Transparency data: UK Export Finance: spending over £500 on a GPC, December 2020

Transparency data: UK Export Finance: spending over £500 on a GPC, December 2020

Reports on departmental spending over £500 with a government procurement card (GPC).

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Transparency data: UKEF: spend over £25,000, December 2020

Transparency data: UKEF: spend over £25,000, December 2020

Details of UK Export Finance invoices worth £25,000 or more.

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Detailed guide: Sifting job applications (vX)

Detailed guide: Sifting job applications (vX)

Guidance for vacancy holders sifting applications and entering results using the vX Civil Service Jobs system.

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Detailed guide: Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP)

Detailed guide: Integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP)

How schools can use ICFP to create the best curriculum for pupils with available funding.

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Open consultation: Consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021

Open consultation: Consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021

The approach to awarding vocational and technical grades in 2021 following the cancellation of exams.

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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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Detailed guide: Legal aid guidance

Detailed guide: Legal aid guidance

General information including on costs assessment and remuneration for civil and crime matters.

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Detailed guide: Importing live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin from non EU countries to Great Britain

Detailed guide: Importing live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin from non EU countries to Great Britain

Where you can import from, the documents you need, and the border checks your import must pass at border control posts (BCPs).

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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: 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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Detailed guide: Making a support bubble with another household

Detailed guide: Making a support bubble with another household

How you can safely expand the group of people you have close contact with during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Transparency data: Country returns guide

Transparency data: Country returns guide

Guidance on returning immigration offenders to their country of origin.

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Detailed guide: Making a childcare bubble with another household

Detailed guide: Making a childcare bubble with another household

How you can get informal childcare for anyone under 14 from friends and family you do not live with.

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Decision: Civil penalty accreditation scheme: accredited haulage companies

Decision: Civil penalty accreditation scheme: accredited haulage companies

A list of road haulage companies that are members of a scheme to reduce the risk of illegal migrants hiding in their vehicles.

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Detailed guide: Coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work on English farms

Detailed guide: Coming to the UK for seasonal agricultural work on English farms

Advice for seasonal agricultural workers coming to England to pick fruit and vegetables on farms, and their employers.

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Guidance: Points based system: evidential flexibility

Guidance: Points based system: evidential flexibility

Immigration staff guidance on using evidential flexibility when considering applications.

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Guidance: Offender management

Guidance: Offender management

Guidance on immigration offender management for officers dealing with enforcement immigration matters within the UK.

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Notice: TN17 4AS, Mr William Mcpherson: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3495VD/A001

Notice: TN17 4AS, Mr William Mcpherson: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3495VD/A001

View the application submitted by Mr William Mcpherson for Pympne Manor Farm, Goddards Green Road, Beneden, Kent, TN17 4AS.

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Notice: PO21 3AA, Mr Philip Goring: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3697WU/A001

Notice: PO21 3AA, Mr Philip Goring: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3697WU/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Philip Goring for Pond Cottage, Margaret Close, Aldwick, West Sussex, PO21 3AA.

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Notice: SO32 2LY, Ms Paula Hayward: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3393VN/A001

Notice: SO32 2LY, Ms Paula Hayward: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3393VN/A001

View the application submitted by Ms Paula Hayward for Black Horse Farm, Solomons Lane, Waltham Chase, Southampton, SO32 2LY.

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Notice: PE6 9BP, Mrs Antonia Bowden: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/QB3393RG/A001

Notice: PE6 9BP, Mrs Antonia Bowden: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/QB3393RG/A001

View the application submitted by Mrs Antonia Bowden for Delamere Farm, Pasture Lane, Northborough, Peterborough, PE6 9BP.

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Notice: SG8 7RY, Colegrove Estates Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/RB3694NC/A001

Notice: SG8 7RY, Colegrove Estates Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3694NC/A001

View the application submitted by Colegrove Estates Limited for Land to West of Chrishall Road, Chrishall Road, Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 7RY.

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Guidance: Criminal investigation: sham marriage

Guidance: Criminal investigation: sham marriage

Guidance about sham marriages and the offences involved.

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Guidance: T2 (Worker) and T5 (Temporary Worker) sports governing bodies

Guidance: T2 (Worker) and T5 (Temporary Worker) sports governing bodies

Details and contacts for all T2 (Worker) and T5 (Temporary Worker) sports governing bodies.

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Statutory guidance: UK registry: outer space objects

Statutory guidance: UK registry: outer space objects

A register of space objects where the UK is the “launching state”.

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Case study: Cambridge Vacuum Engineering benefits from clean energy projects

Case study: Cambridge Vacuum Engineering benefits from clean energy projects

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE) obtained £15 million of funding for three clean growth projects with UKEF support.

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Notice: Category B project supported: Bohicon Parakou Road, Benin

Notice: Category B project supported: Bohicon Parakou Road, Benin

Category B projects are those where potential environmental and/or social impacts are few in number and site-specific.

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Corporate information: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

Corporate information: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

Research carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

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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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Guidance: Ask for ANI domestic abuse codeword scheme: training toolkit

Guidance: Ask for ANI domestic abuse codeword scheme: training toolkit

If your pharmacy is taking part in Ask for ANI, share these training materials with staff to ensure they are trained to respond.

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Open consultation: Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

Open consultation: Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021

The approach to awarding GCSE, AS and A level grades in 2021 following the cancellation of exams.

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Open consultation: Consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021

Open consultation: Consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021

The approach to awarding vocational and technical grades in 2021 following the cancellation of exams.

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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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Detailed guide: Bovine TB control: licence to take and mark badgers to enable vaccination

Detailed guide: Bovine TB control: licence to take and mark badgers to enable vaccination

Apply for a licence to take and mark badgers to enable vaccination to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in cattle.

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Notice: TF6 6RA, Heal Eggs Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/DP3535EF/V003

Notice: TF6 6RA, Heal Eggs Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/DP3535EF/V003

View the application submitted by Heal Eggs Limited for Aerodrome Site, Telford.

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Detailed guide: Air carriers: transport pets and assistance dogs

Detailed guide: Air carriers: transport pets and assistance dogs

How to get approval to transport pet cats, dogs and ferrets, and when you must transport assistance dogs with their owners.

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Call for additional research evidence: review of respiratory diseases and occupational exposures

Call for additional research evidence: review of respiratory diseases and occupational exposures

IIAC announces its intention to carry out a review of selected malignant and non-malignant respiratory diseases and the relationships between occupational exposures.

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Scottish Secretary thanks Covid testing staff in Dumfries

Scottish Secretary thanks Covid testing staff in Dumfries

Scottish Secretary, Alister Jack, thanks frontline testing staff in Dumfries for their heroic efforts

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Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

Research and analysis: Guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids

The Government Chemist team has published guidance on analytical limits for controlled cannabinoids in specified products containing cannabidiol (CBD)

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Press release: Clive of India’s Durbar set at risk of export

Press release: Clive of India’s Durbar set at risk of export

An export bar has been placed on a Durbar set owned by Clive of India in order to give UK institutions an opportunity to acquire it for public display

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Press release: Clive of India’s Durbar set at risk of export

Press release: Clive of India’s Durbar set at risk of export

An export bar has been placed on a Durbar set owned by Clive of India in order to give UK institutions an opportunity to acquire it for public display

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: Use of tyres aged more than 10 years on goods vehicles, buses and coaches

Guidance: Use of tyres aged more than 10 years on goods vehicles, buses and coaches

The law on the use of tyres on steering axle or axles of affected goods vehicles, buses, minibuses and coaches on Great Britain's roads.

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Guidance: Privacy Notice for the collection of 360 feedback for Senior Civil Servants

Guidance: Privacy Notice for the collection of 360 feedback for Senior Civil Servants

Privacy Notice for the collection of 360 feedback for Senior Civil Servants

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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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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: Uploading sift or interview results in bulk (vX)

Detailed guide: Uploading sift or interview results in bulk (vX)

How to upload results when you have a large number of applications.

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Research and analysis: Excess mortality in England: weekly reports

Research and analysis: Excess mortality in England: weekly reports

Weekly excess mortality in England broken down by age, sex, region, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death.

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Guidance: UK SMI ID 12: identification of Haemophilus species and the HACEK group of organisms

Guidance: UK SMI ID 12: identification of Haemophilus species and the HACEK group of organisms

Information on UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations for Haemophilus species and the HACEK group of organisms.

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Massive new flood gate fitted in York

Massive new flood gate fitted in York

The new gate will be air-lifted in place as part of £38 million Foss Barrier upgrade.

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Notice: S66 9AB, BDR Property Limited: environmental permit application advertisement – EPR/CP3936QK/V002

Notice: S66 9AB, BDR Property Limited: environmental permit application advertisement – EPR/CP3936QK/V002

View the application submitted by BDR Property Limited for Thurcroft Landfill, Thurcroft.

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Guidance: School complaints procedures: guidance for maintained schools

Guidance: School complaints procedures: guidance for maintained schools

How local authority-maintained schools and maintained nurseries can set up or review their complaints procedures.

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Notice: YO61 1QZ, Shedden Farms Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/VP3404LU/A001

Notice: YO61 1QZ, Shedden Farms Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/VP3404LU/A001

View the application submitted by Shedden Farms Limited for Fordington Lodge, York.

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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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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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Check your data

Check your data

Information on validating your data, resolving errors and checking any funding reports that use your school census return.

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Census dates

Census dates

Find out when the school census will open for each term.

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Which schools and pupils to include

Which schools and pupils to include

Find out which schools and pupils are in scope for the school census.

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Data items

Data items

Guidance about every piece of information you need to send us in autumn, spring and summer.

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Complete the school census

Complete the school census

Guidance for schools and local authorities on what data we need and how to submit it.

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Corporate report: SIA business impact target, 2019 to 2020

Corporate report: SIA business impact target, 2019 to 2020

Reports on the economic impact of SIA regulation on business.

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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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Civil news: update on transfer of court assessed claims to LAA

Civil news: update on transfer of court assessed claims to LAA

Law firms and other providers of legal aid will now have a choice of whether eligible claims are handled by the Legal Aid Agency’s civil finance team or the courts.

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Form: EC CLAIM 1: escape fee case claim form

Form: EC CLAIM 1: escape fee case claim form

Forms and checklists to submit escape fee case claims under the 4 different categories.

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