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Detailed guide: Higher Tier: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Higher Tier: Countryside Stewardship

Read the manual and guidance to help you apply for a Higher Tier agreement starting on 1 January 2022

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What happens next?

What happens next?

Find out what happens next with your application

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Be aware of fraud

Be aware of fraud

How to avoid fraud and what to do if you suspect an attempted fraud

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Complete your application form, annexes and maps

Complete your application form, annexes and maps

This section tells you how to fill in your CS Higher Tier application form, annexes and supporting maps

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Confirm your information and apply

Confirm your information and apply

This section tells you what you need to check before you submit your application

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Joint statement by the co chairs of the EU UK Joint Committee: 24 February 2021

Joint statement by the co chairs of the EU UK Joint Committee: 24 February 2021

Joint statement following the meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee, 24 February 2021.

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Guidance: Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Guidance: Closing certain businesses and venues in England

This guidance sets out restrictions on certain businesses and venues in England during National Lockdown.

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Guidance: Reopening businesses and venues in England

Guidance: Reopening businesses and venues in England

This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.

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Guidance: Reopening businesses and venues in England

Guidance: Reopening businesses and venues in England

This guidance details the steps to reopen certain businesses and venues in England.

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Press release: PM call with Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala: 24 February 2021

Press release: PM call with Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala: 24 February 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, this afternoon.

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Notice: CA18 1SF, United Utilities Water Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  017470074/V001

Notice: CA18 1SF, United Utilities Water Limited: environmental permit application advertisement 017470074/V001

View the application submitted by United Utilities Water Limited for Ravenglass WwTW, Near Esk View House, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SF.

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Notice: GU33 7QQ, Mr Mark Clinkskel: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3892EU/A001

Notice: GU33 7QQ, Mr Mark Clinkskel: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3892EU/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Mark Clinkskel for Brackenhurst, Farther Commons Lane, Hill Brow, Liss, GU33 7QQ

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Notice: BA22 7BL, Hill Ash Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/UB3193DW/A001

Notice: BA22 7BL, Hill Ash Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3193DW/A001

View the application submitted by Hill Ash Limited for Hill Ash Farm, Woolston, North Cadbury, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7BL.

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Notice: B75 5SX, Hanson Quarry Products Europe Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/SB3899WC/A001

Notice: B75 5SX, Hanson Quarry Products Europe Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/SB3899WC/A001

View the application submitted by Hanson Quarry Products Europe Limited for Weeford Quarry, Moneymore Farm, Canwell, West Midlands, B75 5SX.

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Notice: SE16 4XR, Bachy Soletanche Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/UB3497RY/A001

Notice: SE16 4XR, Bachy Soletanche Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3497RY/A001

View the application submitted by Bachy Soletanche Limited for Tideway East - Chambers Wharf Site, 19 Chambers Street, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4XR.

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Policy paper: Community testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus

Policy paper: Community testing for people without symptoms of coronavirus

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

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Guidance: Organisation testing registration: record of users

Guidance: Organisation testing registration: record of users

Guidance and spreadsheet to record the details of people who you've tested for coronavirus on that day.

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in targeted areas in Buckinghamshire and Lambeth

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in targeted areas in Buckinghamshire and Lambeth

Further targeted areas will have additional testing made available to control and suppress the potential spread of a coronavirus (COVID-19) variant.

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Research and analysis: Removing home fee status and access to Student Finance England for EU, other EEA, and Swiss nationals: RPC Opinion

Research and analysis: Removing home fee status and access to Student Finance England for EU, other EEA, and Swiss nationals: RPC Opinion

RPC Opinion on the Department for Education Impact Assessment on Removing home fee status and access to Student Finance England for EU, other EEA, and Swiss nationals

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Detailed guide: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Read the manual and guidance to help you apply for a Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) and Wildlife Offers agreement starting on 1 January 2022

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Detailed guide: Digital leadership course

Detailed guide: Digital leadership course

For Senior Civil Servants without a technology background who want an overview of digital transformation in government and how they can support and govern it.

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Guidance: Balai Directive: approved premises

Guidance: Balai Directive: approved premises

Institutes, centres and premises in Great Britain approved to move animals, semen and embryos covered by the Balai Directive.

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Guidance: Breast screening: women not registered with a GP practice

Guidance: Breast screening: women not registered with a GP practice

This guidance is for breast screening services to help them advise women seeking breast screening who are not registered with a GP practice.

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How to apply

How to apply

This section gives the information needed to apply for Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship

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Introduction

Introduction

This guidance explains how to complete your Countryside Stewardship (CS) Mid Tier application and supporting documents, after you’ve received them by email or post

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Confirm your information and apply

Confirm your information and apply

This section tells you what you need to check before you submit your application

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More information and contacts

More information and contacts

This section provides the contact details for the Countryside Stewardship Wildlife Offers

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Complete your application form, annexes and maps

Complete your application form, annexes and maps

This section tells you how to fill in your CS Mid Tier application form, annexes and supporting maps

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Guidance: Breast screening: registering with a GP practice

Guidance: Breast screening: registering with a GP practice

This information explains how to register with a GP practice in order to receive invitations to the NHS Breast Screening Programme.

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Guidance: Breast screening: women not registered with a GP practice

Guidance: Breast screening: women not registered with a GP practice

This guidance is for breast screening services to help them advise women seeking breast screening who are not registered with a GP practice.

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Defence Secretary opens £70 million British Army facility in Kenya

Defence Secretary opens £70 million British Army facility in Kenya

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has delivered a new headquarters and training facility at Laikipia Air Base East in Kenya.

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Open consultation: Consultation Load Line Length (LLL) policy clarification: hullform, cut outs, extension and steps

Open consultation: Consultation Load Line Length (LLL) policy clarification: hullform, cut outs, extension and steps

This consultation seeks the views of industry views on a Marine Guidance Notice (MGN) which clarifies the UK policy when determining load line Length on vessel hullforms featuring cut-outs, removable end sections, and bathing platforms.

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Guidance: Code of conduct for operational PFI/PPP contracts

Guidance: Code of conduct for operational PFI/PPP contracts

The code sets out the basis on which public sector bodies and their PPP partners agree to identify and make savings in operational PFI and PPP contracts.

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Guidance: Overseas NHS visitors: implementing the charging regulations

Guidance: Overseas NHS visitors: implementing the charging regulations

Information for NHS bodies who need to make and recover hospital charges from overseas visitors.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): working with clients

Guidance on working with clients and making applications.

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Guidance: Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) firing times

Guidance: Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) firing times

Information on Salisbury Plain Training Area's (SPTA) firing times.

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Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Dates and times when Otterburn and Redesdale ranges and Bellshiel demolition range are being used for live firing.

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Guidance: Natural England privacy notices

Guidance: Natural England privacy notices

Find out how Natural England handles your personal data.

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Decision: Medical devices given exceptional use authorisations during the COVID 19 pandemic

Decision: Medical devices given exceptional use authorisations during the COVID 19 pandemic

List of manufacturers and their medical devices which have been granted an exemption by the MHRA. The list also includes manufacturers whose exemption expired or was cancelled. This information will be listed for 2 months after expiry or cancellation.

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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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Detailed guide: Blood: authorisations and safety reporting

Detailed guide: Blood: authorisations and safety reporting

Licences and regulations for organisations that handle human blood or blood products and reporting adverse incidents with blood through SABRE.

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Form: Blood bank compliance report template

Form: Blood bank compliance report template

Template for a blood bank compliance report and guidance on completing it.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): contract management and assurance

Guidance on working with contract management and accreditation.

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Guidance: Approved service stations for liferafts, boats and life jackets

Guidance: Approved service stations for liferafts, boats and life jackets

Current approved UK service stations for life saving equipment.

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Detailed guide: Schedule of processes restarting after COVID 19 contingency

Detailed guide: Schedule of processes restarting after COVID 19 contingency

Information on business as usual restart dates and changes to current operational COVID-19 contingency ways of working.

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Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID 19

Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID 19

Information for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021.

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Detailed guide: Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID 19) rolling update

Detailed guide: Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID 19) rolling update

Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills providers.

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Policy paper: Education Sector Advisory Group minutes

Policy paper: Education Sector Advisory Group minutes

Minutes from cross governmental group working to increase international opportunities for UK organisations in the education sector.

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Press release: The GIAA strengthens its Board

Press release: The GIAA strengthens its Board

The Government Internal Audit Agency welcomes three new Non-Executive Directors to its Board.

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Press release: The GIAA strengthens its Board

Press release: The GIAA strengthens its Board

The Government Internal Audit Agency broadens its board.

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Supported Employment Interventions for People with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (LDD)   (OC17S21P1820)

Supported Employment Interventions for People with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (LDD) (OC17S21P1820)

Call to run a project that will increase the numbers of adults with complex LDDs able to move towards EET (education, employment, training).

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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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Research and analysis: Sheep: TSE surveillance statistics

Research and analysis: Sheep: TSE surveillance statistics

Statistics on the active and passive surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in sheep in Great Britain.

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Research and analysis: Goats: TSE surveillance statistics

Research and analysis: Goats: TSE surveillance statistics

Statistics on the active and passive surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) in goats in Great Britain.

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Research and analysis: Active disease surveillance: TSE statistics

Research and analysis: Active disease surveillance: TSE statistics

Statistics on the active disease surveillance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and the Compulsory Scrapie Flock Scheme.

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Countryside Stewardship: Woodland Management Plan grant manual (from 9 February 2021)

Countryside Stewardship: Woodland Management Plan grant manual (from 9 February 2021)

The Woodland Management Plan grant is part of Countryside Stewardship. It's a capital grant for farmers and land managers to produce a woodland management plan.

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Print or download this guidance

Print or download this guidance

You can either print the individual sections of the guide that you need, or print or download the full guide.

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Corporate report: Supplementary Estimates 2020 21

Corporate report: Supplementary Estimates 2020 21

HM Treasury has published the Supplementary Estimates for 2020-21.

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Countryside Stewardship: Woodland Tree Health grant manual (from 9 February 2021)

Countryside Stewardship: Woodland Tree Health grant manual (from 9 February 2021)

Find out how to apply for the Woodland Tree Health grant for Countryside Stewardship.

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Print or download this guidance

Print or download this guidance

You can either print the individual sections of the guide that you need, or print or download the full guide.

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Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Details of all scheduled trade mark (unless otherwise specified) procedural hearings, main hearings and appeals to the appointed person.

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Enhanced Local Flexibility for the Unemployed – Phase 4 – OC20S21P1811

Enhanced Local Flexibility for the Unemployed – Phase 4 – OC20S21P1811

Call to run a project to build a locally integrated employment service that tackles deep seated barriers to work - for all who need it in the Leeds City Region LEP area.

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Fund extended to help level up every corner of United Kingdom

Fund extended to help level up every corner of United Kingdom

A multibillion-pound fund to level-up opportunities is being extended so that people in every region and nation of the UK can benefit, it was announced today, 24 February.

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Fund extended to help level up every corner of United Kingdom

Fund extended to help level up every corner of United Kingdom

A multibillion-pound fund to level-up opportunities is being extended so that people in every region and nation of the UK can benefit, it was announced today, 24 February.

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MMO Statement: 24 February 2021

MMO Statement: 24 February 2021

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is investigating actions by Greenpeace after its vessel MV Esperanza appeared to drop a number of boulders on to the seabed in the United Kingdom’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ.)

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Detailed guide: International EU protected designs

Detailed guide: International EU protected designs

Changes for businesses and holders of international EU protected designs.

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Detailed guide: Extradition: processes and review

Detailed guide: Extradition: processes and review

Extradition processes and agreements between the UK and other countries, role of the Secretary of State, High Court and Supreme Court and the extradition review.

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Transparency data: HM Land Registry expenditure over £25,000: 2021

Transparency data: HM Land Registry expenditure over £25,000: 2021

Information on HM Land Registry spending over £25,000.

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Guidance: Strengthening probation, building confidence   Probation Change Bulletin

Guidance: Strengthening probation, building confidence Probation Change Bulletin

This is a monthly bulletin produced by the HMPPS probation programme to update on the progress they have made to reform probation services.

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Countryside Stewardship: How to apply for Capital Grants

Countryside Stewardship: How to apply for Capital Grants

This guide explains how to complete your Countryside Stewardship Capital Grants application form and maps if you are unable to apply online.

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Print or download this guidance

Print or download this guidance

You can either print the individual sections of the guide that you need, or print or download the full guide.

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Statutory guidance: Small craft codes

Statutory guidance: Small craft codes

Safety codes of practice for small (up to 24m) vessels

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Help for businesses seeking to develop diagnostic tests for TB in cattle

Help for businesses seeking to develop diagnostic tests for TB in cattle

APHA to provide free access to samples for commercial development and enhancement of diagnostic tests for bovine tuberculosis (TB)

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Liberty Global plc / Telefónica S.A. merger inquiry

Liberty Global plc / Telefónica S.A. merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated joint venture between Liberty Global plc and Telefónica S.A to merge their UK operating businesses Virgin Media/Virgin Mobile and O2, respectively.

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Open consultation: Expanded Resolution Regime for Central Counterparties (CCP): consultation

Open consultation: Expanded Resolution Regime for Central Counterparties (CCP): consultation

An expanded CCP resolution regime would give the Bank additional powers to mitigate the risk and impact of a CCP failure and the subsequent risks to financial stability and public funds.

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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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Transparency data: Board meeting minutes 19 November 2020   The Planning Inspectorate

Transparency data: Board meeting minutes 19 November 2020 The Planning Inspectorate

Final minutes from 19 November 2020 meeting

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Detailed guide: MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team); our future services, current appeals and past cases

Detailed guide: MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team); our future services, current appeals and past cases

Find out about future services and what current appeals are ongoing.

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Guidance: Find a DVSA earned recognition auditor

Guidance: Find a DVSA earned recognition auditor

Find contact details for approved auditors to carry out system and process audits on your vehicle operator business so you can join DVSA earned recognition.

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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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Detailed guide: DVSA earned recognition: join the scheme

Detailed guide: DVSA earned recognition: join the scheme

How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme works, how to apply, and what happens when you've joined.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): antibody testing

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): antibody testing

Information about the government’s coronavirus antibody testing programme. Antibody tests are to check whether a person has had the virus.

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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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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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235,000 haulier tests completed as lorry drivers urged to get tested away from border

235,000 haulier tests completed as lorry drivers urged to get tested away from border

HGV drivers reminded to get tested for COVID-19 early in their journey at one of 37 UK haulier advice sites providing tests.

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Detailed guide: MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team); our future services, current appeals and past cases

Detailed guide: MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team); our future services, current appeals and past cases

Find out about future services and what current appeals are ongoing.

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Countryside Stewardship: Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant manual (from 9 February 2021)

Countryside Stewardship: Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant manual (from 9 February 2021)

The Woodland Creation and Maintenance agreement is part of Countryside Stewardship. It’s made up of a capital element under which you can apply for support to create a woodland, followed by a maintenance element to maintain it.

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Print or download this guidance

Print or download this guidance

You can either print the individual sections of the guide that you need, or print or download the full guide.

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Guidance: Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance: Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID 19)

Information on the return of students and NHS Test and Trace channels.

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Statutory guidance: The workboat code edition 2   amendment 1

Statutory guidance: The workboat code edition 2 amendment 1

The safety of small workboats and pilot boats - a code of practice

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Countryside Stewardship 2021: How to apply online for Capital Grants

Countryside Stewardship 2021: How to apply online for Capital Grants

This guidance explains how to apply for Countryside Stewardship (CS) Capital Grants using the Rural Payments service.

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Print or download this guidance

Print or download this guidance

You can either print the individual sections of the guide that you need, or print or download the full guide.

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JCVI advises inviting people on Learning Disability Register for vaccine

JCVI advises inviting people on Learning Disability Register for vaccine

JCVI has advised the government to invite all people on the GP Learning Disability Register for COVID-19 vaccination.

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Guidance: Water resources planning guideline

Guidance: Water resources planning guideline

For water companies in England and Wales to use for developing their water resources management plan. Also relevant to those producing regional plans.

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Correspondence: Letter from the Health and Social Care Secretary on COVID 19 vaccination in people with learning disabilities

Correspondence: Letter from the Health and Social Care Secretary on COVID 19 vaccination in people with learning disabilities

Matt Hancock wrote to the Join Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) in response to their advice.

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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: Crime processing dates

Detailed guide: Crime processing dates

Check timescales for the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to process your work (eg prior authority application, graduated fee claims).

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