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News 20 January 2021


Detailed guide: Haulier advice site locations

Detailed guide: Haulier advice site locations

Find sites where drivers and crew of HGVs, LGVs, coaches and vans can get free COVID-19 tests and border readiness checks before transporting goods to the EU.

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Severe flood warnings issued in parts of Greater Manchester as Storm Christoph brings more rain

Severe flood warnings issued in parts of Greater Manchester as Storm Christoph brings more rain

Two severe flood warnings have been issued, meaning there is a threat to life and significant disruption.

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Press release: Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out across the country starting this week

Press release: Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out across the country starting this week

Community testing offer to be expanded across all local authorities in England to test people without symptoms.

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

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

Find out what you'll need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to maintain provision.

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Policy paper: Community testing

Policy paper: Community testing

Community asymptomatic testing helps identify and isolate individuals who have coronavirus (COVID-19) but do not have symptoms.

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Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges

Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges

Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in January 2021.

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Transparency data: FOI requests: SIA performance report

Transparency data: FOI requests: SIA performance report

A quarterly report on how well the SIA has done in responding to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

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Notice: DE12 7HS, Mr Russell Allen: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/SB3390WK/A001

Notice: DE12 7HS, Mr Russell Allen: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/SB3390WK/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Russell Allen for Brook View Barn, Swepstone Road, Measham, DE12 7HS.

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Notice: SK11 9EX, VolkerStevin Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3591AW/A001

Notice: SK11 9EX, VolkerStevin Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3591AW/A001

View the application submitted by VolkerStevin Limited for Gawsworth Wastewater Treatment Works, Off Harbour Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire East, SK11 9EX.

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Notice: GU8 4TB, Mr Nicholas Tottenham Smith: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3893EG/A001

Notice: GU8 4TB, Mr Nicholas Tottenham Smith: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3893EG/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Nicholas Tottenham-Smith for Broadview Cottage, Fisher Lane, Chiddingford, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4TB.

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Notice: CW10 9RE, VolkerStevin Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3791VA/A001

Notice: CW10 9RE, VolkerStevin Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3791VA/A001

View the application submitted by VolkerStevin Limited for King Street CSO, King Street, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9RE.

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Notice: CO6 4ND, P G Rix (Farms) Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3796AG/A001

Notice: CO6 4ND, P G Rix (Farms) Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3796AG/A001

View the application submitted by P G Rix (Farms) Limited for Skittlecroft, Bures Road, Nayland, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4ND.

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Form: Make a pre landing declaration to land fish in an EU port

Form: Make a pre landing declaration to land fish in an EU port

What you need to do before you land fish directly from your UK flagged vessel in an EU designated port.

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Corporate report: LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project

Corporate report: LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project

Find out how EU LIFE funding is helping Natural England and partners save seagrass and maerl seabed habitats.

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Detailed guide: Veterans news and Communications Hub

Detailed guide: Veterans news and Communications Hub

The DRM/Cobseo Communications Hub enables government, charity and commercial sectors to collectively promote the positive skills of the UK Veteran community.

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Guidance: Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) newsletter

Guidance: Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) newsletter

Salisbury Plain updates on training activities and access.

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Statistical data set: Children’s social care data for the Ofsted Annual Report 2019/20

Statistical data set: Children’s social care data for the Ofsted Annual Report 2019/20

Social care data to accompany the Ofsted Annual Report 2019/20.

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Official Statistics: Local authority and children's homes in England inspections and outcomes – autumn 2020

Official Statistics: Local authority and children's homes in England inspections and outcomes – autumn 2020

Local authority inspection data and children’s homes inspection data, covering the period up until 31 August 2020.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges

Information for schools and colleges about how they can start to test pupils and students from January.

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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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Guidance: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: international and Great Britain to Northern Ireland carriage of goods

Guidance: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: international and Great Britain to Northern Ireland carriage of goods

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for drivers involved in the international carriage of goods by road and between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Guidance: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: all road haulage sectors within Great Britain

Guidance: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: all road haulage sectors within Great Britain

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the general haulage of goods in Great Britain.

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Guidance: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: international and Great Britain to Northern Ireland carriage of goods

Guidance: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: international and Great Britain to Northern Ireland carriage of goods

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for drivers involved in the international carriage of goods by road and between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Research and analysis: Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe, Russia and in the UK

Research and analysis: Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe, Russia and in the UK

Preliminary and updated outbreak assessments for avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe, Russia and in the UK.

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Guidance: East Midlands 2019 rail franchise agreement

Guidance: East Midlands 2019 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for East Midlands Trains Limited.

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Detailed guide: Provide MOT training courses

Detailed guide: Provide MOT training courses

How to provide MOT tester and manager qualification courses, and MOT tester annual training courses - including the topics the training must cover.

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Speech: Encouraging locally led climate change adaptation

Speech: Encouraging locally led climate change adaptation

This was a speech given by EA Chair Emma Howard Boyd to the Gobeshona Conference on Locally Led Adaptation Action in Bangladesh

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Detailed guide: Precursor chemical licensing

Detailed guide: Precursor chemical licensing

Licence and registration application information for companies that deal in precursor chemicals.

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Guidance: Precursor chemical import and export authorisation wallchart

Guidance: Precursor chemical import and export authorisation wallchart

This chart shows the regulation of precursor chemicals in the UK.

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Form: Adolescent vaccine coverage: school level data collection tools

Form: Adolescent vaccine coverage: school level data collection tools

HPV, MenACWY and Td/IPV school level data collection tools and user guide.

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Detailed guide: Legal Aid Agency audits

Detailed guide: Legal Aid Agency audits

Legal aid providers: what to expect from the LAA audit process, including peer review and contract compliance audit details.

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Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

List of consultations regarding impacts of court and police station closures on duty scheme boundaries.

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Guidance: Who is subject to financial sanctions in the UK?

Guidance: Who is subject to financial sanctions in the UK?

A guide to the current consolidated list of asset freeze targets, and a list of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions under the Russia regulations

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Guidance: Financial sanctions, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Guidance: Financial sanctions, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons.

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Guidance: Financial sanctions, International counter terrorism

Guidance: Financial sanctions, International counter terrorism

This page contains a list of persons and entities to whom financial sanctions have been applied due to their assessed involvement in terrorist activity, with particular focus on persons who operate internationally. It also contains information on regulations.

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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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Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited / Asda Group Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Bellis Acquisition Company 3 Limited of Asda Group Limited following the European Commission’s decision to refer the case to the United Kingdom under Article 4(4) of the EC Merger Regulation.

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Dstl plays pivotal role in defence missile development

Dstl plays pivotal role in defence missile development

Dstl – the science inside UK defence and security - played an instrumental part throughout the research and development of the new SPEAR3 surface-attack missile.

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Flood warnings increase as Storm Christoph brings more rain

Flood warnings increase as Storm Christoph brings more rain

The Environment Agency is urging people to sign up to flood warnings and to check the latest safety advice as more heavy rain is forecast in parts of England.

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Detailed guide: Run international bus or coach services and tours

Detailed guide: Run international bus or coach services and tours

What UK bus and coach operators need to do to provide services, tours, holidays and trips into Europe and other countries.

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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: Live tender announcements

Detailed guide: Live tender announcements

Updates on tender launches, retenders and contract extensions

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Guidance: Livestock and equine embryo collection: approved premises

Guidance: Livestock and equine embryo collection: approved premises

Details of premises in Great Britain approved to operate as cattle, sheep, pig and horse embryo collection and production teams.

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Official Statistics: Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic

Official Statistics: Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic

To monitor the use of the transport system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfT provides statistics on transport use by mode.

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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: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing: privacy information

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing: privacy information

Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service.

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Detailed guide: Deferring Ofsted inspections

Detailed guide: Deferring Ofsted inspections

Ofsted’s policy for determining that an inspection of a provider should not go ahead on the planned dates.

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Guidance: How tests and testing kits for coronavirus (COVID 19) work

Guidance: How tests and testing kits for coronavirus (COVID 19) work

The different types of tests and testing kits for COVID-19, and the specifications for manufacturers.

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Correspondence: COVID 19 vaccinations and community based social care workers

Correspondence: COVID 19 vaccinations and community based social care workers

A letter from the Minister for Social Care to local authority chief executives and directors of adult social services care providers.

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Notice: YO14 9PG, Whitaker: environmental permit issued   EPR/XP3134QT/A001

Notice: YO14 9PG, Whitaker: environmental permit issued EPR/XP3134QT/A001

View the permit issued for East Lea Farm, Scarborough under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Guidance: MSN 1870 Amendment 2 Personal protective equipment standards

Guidance: MSN 1870 Amendment 2 Personal protective equipment standards

Safety standards for personal protective equipment covered by the merchant shipping and fishing vessels 1999 regulations.

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Detailed guide: January 2021: further education and skills providers

Detailed guide: January 2021: further education and skills providers

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out inspection activity of further education and skills providers from January 2021.

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Detailed guide: Assurance inspections 2021: registered early years providers

Detailed guide: Assurance inspections 2021: registered early years providers

An operational note for Ofsted inspectors carrying out assurance inspections of registered early years providers.

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Detailed guide: January 2021: maintained schools and academies

Detailed guide: January 2021: maintained schools and academies

An operational note for Her Majesty’s Inspectors carrying out inspections in state-funded schools from January 2021.

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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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Incident involving cargo aircraft at Exeter Airport

Incident involving cargo aircraft at Exeter Airport

The AAIB are investigating an incident involving a cargo aircraft that occurred at Exeter Airport.

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Press release: UK Export Finance unlocks trade to Egypt and supports UK jobs with £1.7bn guarantee

Press release: UK Export Finance unlocks trade to Egypt and supports UK jobs with £1.7bn guarantee

Support to level up opportunities in Derbyshire as Bombardier invests in manufacturing capacity to build trains for export, supporting jobs

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Press release: New financial support for the UK’s fishing businesses that export to the EU

Press release: New financial support for the UK’s fishing businesses that export to the EU

£23 million to support businesses affected by the COVID pandemic and adjusting to new export requirements.

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Alternative provision census

Alternative provision census

How local authorities should submit data for the alternative provision (AP) census.

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Which pupils to include

Which pupils to include

Find out which pupils are in scope for the alternative provision census.

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Notice: Competition: Take Cover! Phase 3

Notice: Competition: Take Cover! Phase 3

The Defence and Security Accelerator seeks proposals for novel and innovative technologies for lightweight, rapidly deployable protection on the front-line.

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Detailed guide: Run international bus or coach services and tours

Detailed guide: Run international bus or coach services and tours

What UK bus and coach operators need to do to provide services, tours, holidays and trips into Europe and other countries.

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Guidance: Foreign witnesses

Guidance: Foreign witnesses

Guidance on foreign witnesses required to give evidence at a trial in the UK.

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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: London approved premises

Detailed guide: London approved premises

A list of approved premises located in the London region of the National Probation Service (NPS), with phone numbers for each office.

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Detailed guide: Kent, Surrey & Sussex approved premises

Detailed guide: Kent, Surrey & Sussex approved premises

A list of approved premises located in the Kent, Surrey & Sussex region of the National Probation Service (NPS), with phone numbers for each office.

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Detailed guide: East of England approved premises

Detailed guide: East of England approved premises

A list of approved premises located in the East of England region of the National Probation Service (NPS), with phone numbers for each office.

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Detailed guide: Greater Manchester approved premises

Detailed guide: Greater Manchester approved premises

A list of approved premises located in the Greater Manchester region of the National Probation Service (NPS), with phone numbers for each office.

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Detailed guide: North West approved premises

Detailed guide: North West approved premises

A list of approved premises located in the North West region of the National Probation Service (NPS), with phone numbers for each office.

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Guidance: Industrial hemp: licensing guidance

Guidance: Industrial hemp: licensing guidance

Information on the licensing requirements and application process for low THC cannabis (industrial hemp).

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Guidance: Domestic licensing: application guidance

Guidance: Domestic licensing: application guidance

Guidance on applying for a controlled drug domestic licence.

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Detailed guide: Local Plans: the examination process

Detailed guide: Local Plans: the examination process

The Local Plan examination process and the role the Planning Inspectorate plays.

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Detailed guide: Worthing: Worthing Probation Office

Detailed guide: Worthing: Worthing Probation Office

Worthing Probation Office is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS Kent, Surrey & Sussex region.

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Detailed guide: Crawley: Goff’s Park House

Detailed guide: Crawley: Goff’s Park House

Goff’s Park House is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS Kent, Surrey & Sussex region.

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Detailed guide: Lewes & Eastbourne: Eastbourne Probation Office

Detailed guide: Lewes & Eastbourne: Eastbourne Probation Office

Eastbourne Probation Office is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS Kent, Surrey & Sussex region.

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Detailed guide: Medway: Chatham Probation Office

Detailed guide: Medway: Chatham Probation Office

Chatham Probation Office is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS Kent, Surrey & Sussex region.

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Detailed guide: Kent: Joynes House

Detailed guide: Kent: Joynes House

Joynes House is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS Kent, Surrey & Sussex region.

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Guidance: Department for Transport procurement process

Guidance: Department for Transport procurement process

Department for Transport procurement process.

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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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Detailed guide: Digital Registration Service

Detailed guide: Digital Registration Service

HM Land Registry portal users will soon be able to use the new Digital Registration Service to submit HM Land Registry applications online.

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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: Thameslink Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) 2014 rail franchise agreement

Guidance: Thameslink Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) 2014 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for Govia Thameslink Railway Limited.

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Guidance: Firearms security handbook 2020

Guidance: Firearms security handbook 2020

The firearms security handbook provides guidance on storing and transporting firearms.

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Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers

Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers

Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination.

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Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination

Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination

Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.

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Guidance: Agreement between an employer and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Guidance: Agreement between an employer and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Employer agreement with the ESFA to pay training providers to carry out apprenticeship training.

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Guidance: Department for Education non executive appointments

Guidance: Department for Education non executive appointments

Information about non-executive appointments to the Department for Education’s public bodies.

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Transparency data: HM Land Registry government procurement card: expenditure over £500 for 2020

Transparency data: HM Land Registry government procurement card: expenditure over £500 for 2020

Expenditure over £500 by HM Land Registry using a government procurement card (GPC).

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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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Company led medicines recall: Respreeza 1,000 mg powder and solvent for solution for infusion (EU/1/15/1006/001)

Company led medicines recall: Respreeza 1,000 mg powder and solvent for solution for infusion (EU/1/15/1006/001)

CSL Behring UK Ltd is recalling specific batches of Respreeza 1,000 mg powder and solvent for solution for infusion (EU/1/15/1006/001) due to a manufacturing deviation that occurred during the filling process.

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Statistical data set: Unclaimed estates list

Statistical data set: Unclaimed estates list

A list of unclaimed estates held by the Treasury Solicitor. Last updated 20th January 2021.

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Overspeed through emergency speed restriction near Beattock

Overspeed through emergency speed restriction near Beattock

Overspeed through emergency speed restriction near Beattock, Dumfries and Galloway, 20 December 2020.

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Corporate report: UK Space Agency Corporate Plan 2020 21

Corporate report: UK Space Agency Corporate Plan 2020 21

The Corporate Plan sets out the work we will deliver in 2020 to 2021.

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Guidance: DPTAC position on the accessibility of coach services

Guidance: DPTAC position on the accessibility of coach services

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) view on how revised accessibility regulations could help coach services meet the needs of disabled passengers.

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Official Statistics: Database of forecasts for the UK economy

Official Statistics: Database of forecasts for the UK economy

We’ve compiled independent forecasts for the UK economy since 1986. This database includes forecasts of key economic indicators from those publications.

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