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News 22 January 2021


Guidance: Test to Release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

Guidance: Test to Release for international travel: minimum standards for testing

Sets out the minimum standards that private sector providers of COVID-19 testing for ĎTest to Release for international travelí must meet.

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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

Information on how to self-isolate, which you must now do when arriving in England.

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Statistical data set: DBS Freedom of Information Log 2020

Statistical data set: DBS Freedom of Information Log 2020

Monthly log of Freedom of Information requests handled by DBS during 2020.

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Guidance: West Midlands 2017 rail franchise agreement

Guidance: West Midlands 2017 rail franchise agreement

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

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Official Statistics: DBS checks: police performance summary

Official Statistics: DBS checks: police performance summary

Quarterly summary of how disclosure units have performed against published service standards, and average turnaround times for DBS checks at each police force.

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Guidance: Essex Thameside 2014 rail franchise agreement

Guidance: Essex Thameside 2014 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for NXET Trains Limited.

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Guidance: East Anglia 2016 rail franchise agreement

Guidance: East Anglia 2016 rail franchise agreement

Franchise agreement and ancillary legal documents for Abellio East Anglia Limited.

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Detailed guide: Get a test for coronavirus (COVID 19) if you do not have symptoms

Detailed guide: Get a test for coronavirus (COVID 19) if you do not have symptoms

Find out how to get tested when you do not have symptoms.

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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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Press release: Appointment of Scott Mann MP as a Government Whip: 22 January 2021

Press release: Appointment of Scott Mann MP as a Government Whip: 22 January 2021

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Scott Mann MP as a Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury).

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Statistical data set: Motorcycle theory test data by test centre

Statistical data set: Motorcycle theory test data by test centre

Statistics about motorcycle riding theory tests which show pass rates for each theory test centre.

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Statistical data set: Car theory test data by test centre

Statistical data set: Car theory test data by test centre

Car driving theory test pass rates for each theory test centre in Great Britain.

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Statistical data set: Motorcycle riding test data by test centre

Statistical data set: Motorcycle riding test data by test centre

Statistics about motorcycle riding tests, showing pass rates for each driving test for the 2 modules of the test, and reasons tests were cancelled.

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Statistical data set: Car driving test data by test centre

Statistical data set: Car driving test data by test centre

Statistics about car driving tests, showing pass rates for each driving test centre by gender and ethnicity, and first-time passes.

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Research and analysis: NERVTAG paper on COVID 19 variant of concern B.1.1.7

Research and analysis: NERVTAG paper on COVID 19 variant of concern B.1.1.7

Paper from the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) on new coronavirus (COVID-19) variant B.1.1.7.

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Press release: New hard hitting national TV ad urges the nation to stay at home

Press release: New hard hitting national TV ad urges the nation to stay at home

Government launches new national campaign featuring hospital staff and COVID-19 patients to remind the public of the extreme pressures still facing the NHS.

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Speech: Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 22 January 2021

Speech: Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 22 January 2021

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

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Press release: Door supervisor who gave his SIA licence to a family member is given 32 months' suspended sentence

Press release: Door supervisor who gave his SIA licence to a family member is given 32 months' suspended sentence

Muyiwa John Adegbola pleaded guilty to fraud for allowing his brother-in-law to use his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence.

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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: Whittington ranges firing times

Guidance: Whittington ranges firing times

Warning notice of firing at Whittington ranges.

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Guidance: Endorsing bodies: innovator visa

Guidance: Endorsing bodies: innovator visa

List of authorised organisations for an innovator visa.

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Detailed guide: Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

Detailed guide: Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).

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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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Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MODís continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MODís 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 MODís activities.

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Guidance: Information papers

Guidance: Information papers

Information papers produced by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN).

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Guidance: Toponymic factfiles

Guidance: Toponymic factfiles

Toponymic (place name) factfile papers produced by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN).

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Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 22 January 2021

Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 22 January 2021

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

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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: Avian influenza: PGD templates

Guidance: Avian influenza: PGD templates

Patient group direction (PGD) templates for the supply of oseltamivir for pre and post exposure prophylaxis of avian influenza (flu).

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Guidance: Assessment only route to QTS: criteria and supporting advice

Guidance: Assessment only route to QTS: criteria and supporting advice

Criteria and supporting advice for accredited providers wishing to offer the assessment only route to qualified teacher status (QTS).

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Guidance: Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice

Guidance: Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice

Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT).

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Notice: DL8 4QY, Mr Robert Harrison: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3497NV/A001

Notice: DL8 4QY, Mr Robert Harrison: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3497NV/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Robert Harrison for Ashdren Lodge, Park Lane, Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4QY.

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Notice: RG7 6RE, Mr Eaton Woodhouse: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3796VM/A001

Notice: RG7 6RE, Mr Eaton Woodhouse: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3796VM/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Eaton Woodhouse for Robin Cottage, Zin Zan, Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire, Reading, RG7 6RE.

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Notice: RH5 5RL, Mrs Charlotte Shenoy: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/UB3199RR/A001

Notice: RH5 5RL, Mrs Charlotte Shenoy: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3199RR/A001

View the application submitted by Mrs Charlotte Shenoy for Tresco, Horsham Road, Walliswood, Surrey, RH5 5RL.

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Notice: BD12 7WH, Sir Robert Ogden Estates Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/UB3090RQ/A001

Notice: BD12 7WH, Sir Robert Ogden Estates Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3090RQ/A001

View the application submitted by Sir Robert Ogden Estates Ltd for Park 26, Transperience Way, Bradford, BD12 7WH.

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Statutory guidance: How to export wild caught marine fishery products to the EU from 01 January 2021

Statutory guidance: How to export wild caught marine fishery products to the EU from 01 January 2021

Fishing and seafood businesses need to prepare for 1 January 2021, the end of the transition period when there will be some new processes for exporting fish and seafood into the EU.

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Notice: BA12 0QL, Mrs Helen Stretch: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3299WB/A001

Notice: BA12 0QL, Mrs Helen Stretch: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3299WB/A001

View the application submitted by Mrs Helen Stretch for Beechfield House, Deptford, Wylye, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0QL.

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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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Decision: New guidance for deputies in response to ACC judgment

Decision: New guidance for deputies in response to ACC judgment

All court appointed deputies must comply with new guidance in response to ACC judgment and Others by 1 April 2021

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Guidance: Translations and Interpreters

Guidance: Translations and Interpreters

Member guidance for cases where the prisonerís first language is not English (or Welsh), and translation of documents, or an interpreter, may be needed.

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Research and analysis: COVID 19 variants: genomically confirmed case numbers

Research and analysis: COVID 19 variants: genomically confirmed case numbers

Genomically confirmed case numbers for SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): requirements to provide public health information to passengers travelling to England

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): requirements to provide public health information to passengers travelling to England

Information that transport operators must ensure is provided to passengers and how to provide it.

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Decision: New guidance for deputies in response to ACC judgement

Decision: New guidance for deputies in response to ACC judgement

All court appointed deputies must comply with new guidance in response to ACC judgement and Others by 1 April 2021

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Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Events which have an intellectual property or business focus.

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River levels remain exceptionally high across England

River levels remain exceptionally high across England

The Environment Agency is urging people to sign up to flood warnings and to check the latest safety advice as the risk of flooding in many areas continues.

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Transparency data: Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2020 to 2021

Transparency data: Teachers' pension scheme payments: 2020 to 2021

Teachers' pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

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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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Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Member guidance for cases where the prisonerís first or preferred language is Welsh, as well as any other individual that communicates with the Board in Welsh.

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Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Guidance: Welsh Speaking Prisoners and Duties on Welsh Language Guidance

Member guidance for cases where the prisonerís first or preferred language is Welsh, as well as any other individual that communicates with the Board in Welsh.

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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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Form: Hazel dormice: apply for a mitigation licence (A35)

Form: Hazel dormice: apply for a mitigation licence (A35)

Apply for a licence to carry out work that may affect hazel dormice, find out if you need to pay and how to report your actions.

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Transparency data: Coronavirus England briefing, 22 January 2021

Transparency data: Coronavirus England briefing, 22 January 2021

Epidemiological data and hospitalisation metrics used by the government to brief MPs on local restriction tiers.

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Form: Bats: licence to disturb or take bats for science or conservation (A34, Class A34 and LR34)

Form: Bats: licence to disturb or take bats for science or conservation (A34, Class A34 and LR34)

Apply for a licence for science or conservation purposes, or register for a class licence to visit roosts as a volunteer or do surveys; find out if you need to pay and how to report your actions.

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Form: Great crested newts: apply for a mitigation licence (A14)

Form: Great crested newts: apply for a mitigation licence (A14)

Apply for a licence to do development or other work that may affect great crested newts and find out how much you may need to pay.

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Form: Bats: apply for a mitigation licence (A13)

Form: Bats: apply for a mitigation licence (A13)

Apply for a licence to carry out work that may affect bats, find out if you need to pay and how to report your actions.

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Transparency data: Ofqual spend data over £25k

Transparency data: Ofqual spend data over £25k

Details of spending over £25k since 1 April 2012

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Transparency data: Ofqual prompt payment data

Transparency data: Ofqual prompt payment data

Information on how quickly Ofqual pays its invoices.

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Transparency data: Ofqual government procurement card data

Transparency data: Ofqual government procurement card data

Data on government procurement card (GPC) spend over £500 for Ofqual.

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Press release: Winners announced of £7.6 million fund to help give babies the best start in life

Press release: Winners announced of £7.6 million fund to help give babies the best start in life

New Health and Wellbeing Fund will support 19 projects to reduce health inequalities among new mothers and babies.

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Correspondence: Letter to Parliamentary Parties Panel on lockdown campaigning

Correspondence: Letter to Parliamentary Parties Panel on lockdown campaigning

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Letter to Parliamentary Parties Panel members on campaigning during lockdown

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Detailed guide: CCMS: online civil legal aid processing and contingency

Detailed guide: CCMS: online civil legal aid processing and contingency

Guidance including contingency arrangements for our online system for civil and family certificated legal aid work.

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Detailed guide: UK tariff rate quotas

Detailed guide: UK tariff rate quotas

Allocation coefficients and decisions

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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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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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Detailed guide: Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Detailed guide: Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Find out if you qualify for ESOS and how to comply.

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Guidance: Workplace Charging Scheme authorised installers

Guidance: Workplace Charging Scheme authorised installers

List of authorised installers for the Workplace Charging Scheme.

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Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme authorised installers

Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme authorised installers

List of authorised installers for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

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Detailed guide: Report a product defect: veterinary medicine

Detailed guide: Report a product defect: veterinary medicine

For a marketing authorisation holder only; how to report a defect with a veterinary medicine.

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Detailed guide: DVSA earned recognition: use the logo

Detailed guide: DVSA earned recognition: use the logo

Who can use the Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVSA) earned recognition logo, where it can be used, and how it must look.

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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: Comply with the Compulsory Beef Labelling Scheme

Detailed guide: Comply with the Compulsory Beef Labelling Scheme

You must batch and label the beef and veal you sell or supply according to specific rules, which vary from product to product.

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Transparency data: Dart Charge data table

Transparency data: Dart Charge data table

Summary of data relating to Dart Charge, the Dartford Crossing payment scheme.

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Transparency data: DBS register of interests

Transparency data: DBS register of interests

Register of interests for the board members of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Notice: Category A project supported: Cairo monorails, Egypt

Notice: Category A project supported: Cairo monorails, Egypt

Category A projects are those with the potential to have adverse environmental and/or social impacts.

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Transparency data: DBS Governance Framework

Transparency data: DBS Governance Framework

These framework documents replace the DBS Board Constitution.

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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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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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Detailed guide: ECMT international road haulage permits

Detailed guide: ECMT international road haulage permits

Permits to travel to or through European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) member countries, and the rules you have to follow.

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Guidance: Find out about vehicle registration numbers and number plates (INF104)

Guidance: Find out about vehicle registration numbers and number plates (INF104)

Information on registration numbers and number plates.

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Detailed guide: Veterinary Pharmacovigilance responsibilities for authorisation holders

Detailed guide: Veterinary Pharmacovigilance responsibilities for authorisation holders

Guidance for Marketing Authorisation Holders and holders of other types of authorisations on their responsibilities for veterinary pharmacovigilance and how to report suspected Adverse Events.

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Guidance: Regional Employer Engagement Directors' contacts

Guidance: Regional Employer Engagement Directors' contacts

Your regional Employer Engagement Director can offer you support and advice relating to defence personnel issues, including employment of reservists, veterans, cadet instructors and spouses/partners.

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Baby red squirrels born on Ballykinler Training Area

Baby red squirrels born on Ballykinler Training Area

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has welcomed red squirrels onto the Ballykinler Training Area as part of a programme with Belfast Zoo, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum to increase their population in Northern Ireland.

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Transparency data: MOD appointment letters for Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)

Transparency data: MOD appointment letters for Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)

These letters include the date of appointment, the programme deliverables, what the SRO is responsible for and how long the role is expected to last.

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SSE code modifications appeal

SSE code modifications appeal

The CMA has granted SSE permission to appeal Ofgemís decisions to accept code modifications on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system.

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Guidance: Sending a copy of the appeal form to the council

Guidance: Sending a copy of the appeal form to the council

You must send a copy of your appeal and all the supporting documents to the local planning authority.

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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 Educationís public bodies.

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Policy paper: Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

Policy paper: Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

The Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy sets out our whole-system response to all forms of child sexual abuse.

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Closed consultation: Future inspection of Cafcass from 2021

Closed consultation: Future inspection of Cafcass from 2021

Ofsted seeks your views on proposed changes to its inspections of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).

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Policy paper: Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

Policy paper: Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy

The Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy sets out our whole-system response to all forms of child sexual abuse.

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Guidance: Green Book supplementary guidance: crime

Guidance: Green Book supplementary guidance: crime

Supplementary guidance to the Green Book on the full range on impacts on society of different types of crime

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Guidance: Academy conversion: important dates

Guidance: Academy conversion: important dates

Deadlines for schools converting to academy status.

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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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Research and analysis: Safer radiotherapy: triannual error analysis and learning

Research and analysis: Safer radiotherapy: triannual error analysis and learning

Analysis of radiotherapy errors and near misses reported voluntarily by NHS radiotherapy departments.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing home care

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing home care

Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance for providers of supported living settings.

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