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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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Notice: KT4 7QS, Taylor Wimpey UK Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/RB3599AG/A001

Notice: KT4 7QS, Taylor Wimpey UK Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3599AG/A001

View the application submitted by Taylor Wimpey UK Limited for The Old Mill, Old Malden Lane, Worcester Park, KT4 7QS

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Speech: PM Boris Johnson's address to the UN Security Council on Climate and Security: 23 February 2021

Speech: PM Boris Johnson's address to the UN Security Council on Climate and Security: 23 February 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's remarks at the UN Security Council on Climate and Security.

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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 attending schools, nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021.

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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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Guidance: Protective measures for holiday or after school clubs and other out of school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Guidance: Protective measures for holiday or after school clubs and other out of school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Guidance: Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.

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Guidance: Accessing Public Health England data

Guidance: Accessing Public Health England data

Details of the services offered by the PHE Office for Data Release (ODR) and guidance on how to access PHE held data.

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Promotional material: February 2021 Technical Webinar   Moving goods between Great Britain and France

Promotional material: February 2021 Technical Webinar Moving goods between Great Britain and France

A presentation on moving goods between Great Britain and France.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): assessment processes for selective school admissions

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): assessment processes for selective school admissions

Guidance on entry testing for admission to state-funded selective schools during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Speech: PM statement at coronavirus press conference: 22 February 2021

Speech: PM statement at coronavirus press conference: 22 February 2021

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

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Decision: Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Decision: Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

Secretary of State for Education issues an eleventh notice about changes to state-funded school inspection requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Form: Place of destination: plants and plant products

Form: Place of destination: plants and plant products

If you import plant and plant products you must register the place of destination.

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Detailed guide: Land Cyber Programme

Detailed guide: Land Cyber Programme

The Land Cyber Programme aims to integrate people with cyber and electromagnetic technologies, to exploit opportunities and gain military advantage.

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Decision: Orphan registered medicinal products

Decision: Orphan registered medicinal products

A list of authorised orphan medicinal products registered by the UK Licensing Authority.

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Detailed guide: SKYNET Enduring Capability (SKEC) programme

Detailed guide: SKYNET Enduring Capability (SKEC) programme

Engage with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on SKYNET Enduring Capability (SKEC), the next generation of solutions for future satellite communication programmes.

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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: Kingsbury ranges firing times

Guidance: Kingsbury ranges firing times

Warning notice of firing at Kingsbury 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: Coronavirus England briefing, 23 February 2021

Transparency data: Coronavirus England briefing, 23 February 2021

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

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Fewer than 1 in 5 university students had COVID 19 by end of autumn term

Fewer than 1 in 5 university students had COVID 19 by end of autumn term

A study conducted by Public Health England (PHE) estimates that 17.8% of university students in England had COVID-19 antibodies.

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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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Guidance: Windrush Scheme: support in urgent and exceptional circumstances

Guidance: Windrush Scheme: support in urgent and exceptional circumstances

This policy explains how support can be provided to people with an urgent and exceptional need that cannot wait for a payment to be made under the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

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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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Corporate information: Planning Inspectorate – Statistics at The Planning Inspectorate

Corporate information: Planning Inspectorate – Statistics at The Planning Inspectorate

The Planning Inspectorate publishes statistics relating to how the organisation is performing, the volume of cases that have been received and decided, and how many appeals have been allowed.

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Guidance: Space related educational resources

Guidance: Space related educational resources

We’ve drawn together some space-related learning resources for educators and parents to try out at school or at home.

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Decision: CAC Outcome: Unite the Union & East End Foods PLC

Decision: CAC Outcome: Unite the Union & East End Foods PLC

Outcome(s) by the Central Arbitration Committee on an application from Unite the Union.

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Decision: CAC Outcome: NEU, NASUWT & Yateley Manor School Limited

Decision: CAC Outcome: NEU, NASUWT & Yateley Manor School Limited

Outcome(s) by the Central Arbitration Committee on an application from the NEU & NASUWT.

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Statement to Parliament: Agenda of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee: 24 February 2021

Statement to Parliament: Agenda of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee: 24 February 2021

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has updated the House of Commons on the agenda for a meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on 24 February 2021 via video conference.

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Leeds City Region – Routeways for Young People Programme – OC20S21P1813

Leeds City Region – Routeways for Young People Programme – OC20S21P1813

Call to run a project which focuses on helping young people, particularly those who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET, to participate in the labour market and learning activities.

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Career Development Programme – Leeds City Region   OC20S21P1814

Career Development Programme – Leeds City Region OC20S21P1814

Call to run a project to deliver Career Development support to individuals to change career or to progress in work into sectors which present the greatest opportunities.

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Guidance: Pakistan: country policy and information notes

Guidance: Pakistan: 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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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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Decision: Regulatory approval of COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Decision: Regulatory approval of COVID 19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Information for healthcare professionals and the public about the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.

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Changes to the training you need for an SIA licence

Changes to the training you need for an SIA licence

What the changes are, when they will happen, and how they affect SIA licence applicants and licence holders.

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Guidance: Tregantle firing times

Guidance: Tregantle firing times

Warning notice of firing at Tregantle ranges.

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Guidance: Millpool firing times

Guidance: Millpool firing times

Warning notice of firing at Bodmin Training Area and Millpool Range.

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Transparency data: The Low Pay Commissioners' Register of Interests 2021

Transparency data: The Low Pay Commissioners' Register of Interests 2021

LPC Commissioners' Register of Interests 2021

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Guidance: Parliamentary scrutiny of public spending

Guidance: Parliamentary scrutiny of public spending

This page contains guidance for Accounting Officers to supplement the core guidance contained in Managing Public Money.

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Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

Information on Dartmoor Training Area's firing times.

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Guidance: DAO policies

Guidance: DAO policies

Defence Awarding Organisation policies, including conflict of interest and equal opportunities.

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Detailed guide: Preparing for and responding to energy emergencies

Detailed guide: Preparing for and responding to energy emergencies

How BEIS has planned for emergencies potentially affecting oil, gas and electricity production and supply, and the civil nuclear establishment.

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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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Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Notifications of infectious diseases (NOIDs) for the last 52 weeks.

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Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2021

Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2021

Analysis of data for statutory notifications of infectious diseases (NOIDS) in England and Wales in 2021.

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International treaty: Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union

International treaty: Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement and other agreements below are provided for information only. No rights may be derived from them until the date of application. The numbering of the articles is provisional.

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Promotional material: Secretary for marriages newsletter

Promotional material: Secretary for marriages newsletter

This newsletter provides marriage registrars in synagogues with useful information to help you perform your registration duties.

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Certification Officer: general announcements

Certification Officer: general announcements

Certification Office recognised as Investor in people

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Promotional material: Clergy newsletters

Promotional material: Clergy newsletters

The GRO's clergy newsletter contains guidance, reminders, news items and helpful information for registering marriages.

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Promotional material: Authorised persons newsletters

Promotional material: Authorised persons newsletters

The authorised persons newsletters from GRO contain news, guidance and useful information for people authorised to register marriages.

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Three Newcastle men jailed for longer

Three Newcastle men jailed for longer

David Lamb, Paul Lamb, and James Lamb have had their sentences increased following an intervention by the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.

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Guidance: School resource management self assessment tool

Guidance: School resource management self assessment tool

This tool can be used to reassure trusts that they are managing resources effectively and to identify any adjustments they need to make.

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Press release: New measures to allow proxy voting in local elections for those self isolating with coronavirus

Press release: New measures to allow proxy voting in local elections for those self isolating with coronavirus

Individuals who need to self-isolate because of coronavirus will still be able to vote in the local elections through new emergency proxy voting measures.

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Climate emergency impacts hitting “worst case scenario” levels

Climate emergency impacts hitting “worst case scenario” levels

As the Government's roadmap out of lockdown is announced the Environment Agency chief calls for same effort in tackling the “unseen pandemic”

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Guidance: Workforce Capacity Fund for adult social care

Guidance: Workforce Capacity Fund for adult social care

Information for local authorities and adult social care providers on the £120 million Workforce Capacity Fund during coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Research and analysis: Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy: vaccine coverage (England)

Research and analysis: Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy: vaccine coverage (England)

Vaccine uptake data and commentary about the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme for pregnant women.

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Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

Facebook, Inc / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Facebook, Inc of Giphy, Inc.

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Guidance: COVID 19 PCR home test kit instructions

Guidance: COVID 19 PCR home test kit instructions

Step-by-step guide available in different formats on how to use and return your PCR home test kit to test yourself for COVID-19.

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Press release: ‘Space Bridge’ across the world will help UK and Australia get ahead in global space race

Press release: ‘Space Bridge’ across the world will help UK and Australia get ahead in global space race

The UK and Australia have signed a new ‘Space Bridge’ partnership to increase knowledge exchange and investment across the two countries’ space sectors.?

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Press release: ‘Space Bridge’ across the world will help UK and Australia get ahead in global space race

Press release: ‘Space Bridge’ across the world will help UK and Australia get ahead in global space race

The UK and Australia have signed a new ‘Space Bridge’ partnership to increase knowledge exchange and investment across the two countries’ space sectors.?

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Research and analysis: Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2020 to 2021

Research and analysis: Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2020 to 2021

Laboratory-confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported to the enhanced meningococcal surveillance programme in England.

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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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Policy paper: DVLA privacy policy

Policy paper: DVLA privacy policy

This privacy notice explains how DVLA processes your personal data. In particular, it explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your data.

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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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Detailed guide: Appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119

Detailed guide: Appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119

How to appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119.

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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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Dr June Raine appointed as CEO of MHRA

Dr June Raine appointed as CEO of MHRA

Dr June Raine has been appointed as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) new Chief Executive, having been the interim CEO since 2019.

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Official Statistics: Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 18 February 2021

Official Statistics: Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak: 23 March 2020 to 18 February 2021

Attendance in education settings since Monday 23 March 2020 and early years settings since Thursday 16 April 2020.

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Detailed guide: Teaching SIA licence linked training courses

Detailed guide: Teaching SIA licence linked training courses

The qualifications, experience and approval you must have to offer SIA licence-linked training courses.

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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 23rd February 2021.

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Promotional material: COVID 19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters

Promotional material: COVID 19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters

Information and promotional resources to support the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

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Corporate report: The Department of Health and Social Care's agencies and partner organisations

Corporate report: The Department of Health and Social Care's agencies and partner organisations

Information about the department's agencies and partner organisations, also known as arm's length bodies (ALBs).

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Detailed guide: Unfettered Access Procedure for marketing authorisations approved in Northern Ireland

Detailed guide: Unfettered Access Procedure for marketing authorisations approved in Northern Ireland

How to apply for the Unfettered Access Procedure (UAP).

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Detailed guide: Decentralised and mutual recognition reliance procedure for marketing authorisations

Detailed guide: Decentralised and mutual recognition reliance procedure for marketing authorisations

How to apply for the decentralised and mutual recognition reliance procedure (MRDCRP).

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Detailed guide: European Commission (EC) Decision Reliance Procedure

Detailed guide: European Commission (EC) Decision Reliance Procedure

How to apply for marketing authorisation via this new procedure.

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viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

viagogo / StubHub merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by PUG LLC (viagogo) of the StubHub business of eBay Inc.

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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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Official Statistics: PPE deliveries (England): 15 February to 21 February 2021

Official Statistics: PPE deliveries (England): 15 February to 21 February 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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Policy paper: Childminder agency (CMA) inspection requirements for Ofsted

Policy paper: Childminder agency (CMA) inspection requirements for Ofsted

DfE requirements for Ofsted when organising and undertaking childminder agency (CMA) inspections.

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Detailed guide: COVID 19: migrant health guide

Detailed guide: COVID 19: migrant health guide

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

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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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Detailed guide: Programmes and learning events calendar

Detailed guide: Programmes and learning events calendar

The Leadership Academy holds regular learning events for civil servants.

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Decision: Breach of union rules decision: Simpson  v Unite the Union (2) (PDF format).

Decision: Breach of union rules decision: Simpson v Unite the Union (2) (PDF format).

This document contains the decision made by the Certification Officer in this case

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Consultation launches on interim licences for releasing gamebirds

Consultation launches on interim licences for releasing gamebirds

Defra launches three-week consultation to determine details of the new interim licensing regime ahead of 2021 release of gamebirds on and around protected sites.

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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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Apply to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel   London A, B and C Panels

Apply to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel London A, B and C Panels

The competition to refresh the London A, B and C panels is now open.

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Corporate information: Valuation Office Agency – Statistics at VOA

Corporate information: Valuation Office Agency – Statistics at VOA

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) publish official statistics on non-domestic rating and Council Tax.

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Detailed guide: Reception baseline assessment

Detailed guide: Reception baseline assessment

Information about the development of an assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools.

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Research and analysis: Vaping in England: evidence update February 2021

Research and analysis: Vaping in England: evidence update February 2021

Annual update of Public Health England’s e-cigarette evidence review by leading independent tobacco experts. This report covers vaping for smoking cessation.

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Vaping better than nicotine replacement therapy for stopping smoking, evidence suggests

Vaping better than nicotine replacement therapy for stopping smoking, evidence suggests

As number of vapers in England plateaus, incorrect perceptions of its relative risks compared to smoking may be discouraging smokers from using vaping to quit.

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Research and analysis: Measles, mumps and rubella: lab confirmed cases in England 2020

Research and analysis: Measles, mumps and rubella: lab confirmed cases in England 2020

Quarterly reports, with commentary, on cases confirmed by Public Health England's Virus Reference department or national routine laboratory testing (mumps only).

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National Statistics: Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 12 February 2021

National Statistics: Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 12 February 2021

The number of deaths registered in a week in England and Wales.

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National Statistics: DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics   2020 21 Quarter 3

National Statistics: DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics 2020 21 Quarter 3

This is a quarterly release of information on the testing, licensing and enforcement / compliance activities of the Driver and Vehicle Agency in Northern Ireland.

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Detailed guide: Add your modern slavery statement to the statement registry

Detailed guide: Add your modern slavery statement to the statement registry

If your organisation has published a modern slavery statement, you can use this service to add your statement to the registry.

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Detailed guide: Using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app

Detailed guide: Using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app

Information on using the app when applying to work, study or live in the UK.

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Detailed guide: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID 19) variants

Detailed guide: Surge testing for new coronavirus (COVID 19) variants

How ‘surge testing’ and genomic sequencing is being used in locations in England where COVID-19 variants have been identified.

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