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Detailed guide: Youth offending teams: East and South East

Detailed guide: Youth offending teams: East and South East

Contact details for youth offending teams in the East and South East England.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing service for extra care and supported living settings

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing service for extra care and supported living settings

Guidance on regular retesting for extra care and supported living settings that meet the eligibility criteria.

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Notice: HR1 2NH, Friends of Castle Green: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3695WB/A001

Notice: HR1 2NH, Friends of Castle Green: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3695WB/A001

View the application submitted by Friends of Castle Green for The Pavilion, River Wye, Castle Green, Hereford, HR1 2NH.

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Notice: TR11 5UF, Windsport International Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3696RJ/A001

Notice: TR11 5UF, Windsport International Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3696RJ/A001

View the application submitted by Windsport International Limited for Churchtown Farm, Mylor Harbour, Falmouth, TR11 5UF

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Notice: HR4 7QF, National Trust: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3494AY/A001

Notice: HR4 7QF, National Trust: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3494AY/A001

View the application submitted by National Trust for The Weir Gardens, Swainshill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 7QF.

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Notice: RH13 0RE, Mr Brian Cobden: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/UB3095ED/A001

Notice: RH13 0RE, Mr Brian Cobden: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3095ED/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Brian Cobden for Bakers Hill Farm, Stane Street, Slinfold, West Sussex, RH13 0RE.

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Notice: TN3 0LE, Mr Guy Harman: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/UB3095WN/A001

Notice: TN3 0LE, Mr Guy Harman: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3095WN/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Guy Harman for Shaw House, Barden Road, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0LE.

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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 you've tested for coronavirus on that day.

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Policy paper: Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme

Policy paper: Jubilee River flood alleviation scheme

How the Environment Agency is reducing the risk of flooding in Maidenhead, Windsor, Eton and Cookham.

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Research and analysis: Water levels: weekly reports for Hampshire, West Sussex and Isle of Wight

Research and analysis: Water levels: weekly reports for Hampshire, West Sussex and Isle of Wight

Environment Agency data on river levels and flows, rainfall and groundwater in Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight.

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in targeted areas in Redbridge

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in targeted areas in Redbridge

A further targeted area will have additional testing made available to control and suppress the potential spread of a COVID-19 variant.

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Detailed guide: Data scientist

Detailed guide: Data scientist

Find out what a data scientist does and the skills you need to do the job.

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Policy paper: Terms of Reference for the Interministerial Group for Elections and Registration

Policy paper: Terms of Reference for the Interministerial Group for Elections and Registration

Terms of Reference for the Interministerial Group for Elections and Registration

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Policy paper: Communiqués from the Interministerial Group for Elections and Registration

Policy paper: Communiqués from the Interministerial Group for Elections and Registration

A note of the meetings held by the Interministerial Group for Elections and Registration

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Guidance: East region firing times

Guidance: East region firing times

Firing times for the ranges in the east of the UK including Thetford, Fingringhoe, Middlewick, Barton Road and Beckingham.

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Detailed guide: Woodland management plan grant: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Woodland management plan grant: Countryside Stewardship

Capital grant for farmers and land managers to produce a woodland management plan: find out about eligibility, the rules for the scheme and how to apply.

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Detailed guide: Essential workers prioritised for COVID 19 testing

Detailed guide: Essential workers prioritised for COVID 19 testing

List of essential workers prioritised for PCR testing for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Speech: Watching the wolf: Why the climate emergency threatens us all

Speech: Watching the wolf: Why the climate emergency threatens us all

Opening remarks by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency at the Association of British Insurers’ Annual Conference, 23 February 2021

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Confirm your information and apply

Confirm your information and apply

To confirm the information in your application is correct, check it before you submit it online.

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Scheme rules and other guidance

Scheme rules and other guidance

All the guidance and information you need to apply for a Countryside Stewardship Woodland Management Plan grant is on GOV.UK.

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Annex 1 – Application map(s)

Annex 1 – Application map(s)

You must complete application map(s) for all Woodland Management Plan applications.

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More Information and Contact details

More Information and Contact details

How to contact us

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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: Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals: minimum standards for providers

Detailed guide: Day 2 and day 8 testing for international arrivals: minimum standards for providers

Sets out the minimum standards that private sector providers must meet for the COVID-19 tests for people arriving in England.

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Research and analysis: Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England

Research and analysis: Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England

Weekly reports on rainfall and river flow in England for the last 3 months.

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Guidance: Military low flying: MOD sponsored air exercises

Guidance: Military low flying: MOD sponsored air exercises

MOD sponsored low flying exercises within the UK low flying system.

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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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Dstl and DASA speaking at Innovate Local

Dstl and DASA speaking at Innovate Local

Dstl and DASA will be speaking at Innovate Local: Southern Pioneers on 8 to 9 March 2021.

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Notice: PN07 JSU: vehicle seizure notice

Notice: PN07 JSU: vehicle seizure notice

Vehicle seizure notice for Scania skip loader, registration PN07 JSU

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Detailed guide: Awarding of functional skills in 2021

Detailed guide: Awarding of functional skills in 2021

Details, by awarding organisation, of the different assessment options available for functional skills in 2021.

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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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Hugh Clay: 60 years of science

Hugh Clay: 60 years of science

In an incredible career spanning 6 decades Hugh has tested weapons in the Arctic Circle, worked on a nuclear submarine and was a pioneer of the electronics revolution.

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Guidance: British National Overseas (BNO) visa: application processing times

Guidance: British National Overseas (BNO) visa: application processing times

Current estimated processing times for applications for the BNO visa.

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Detailed guide: Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID 19)

Detailed guide: Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID 19)

There are different regulations which apply to devices and equipment including hand gels and PPE (personal protective equipment)

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Veterans UK start an exercise to correct some Restored Widows’ Pensions

Veterans UK start an exercise to correct some Restored Widows’ Pensions

Veterans UK are conducting an administrative exercise to re-visit commencing dates for restored widows’ pensions under the War Pension Scheme, to identify and pay additional amounts where necessary, after a Court of Appeal ruling.

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Guidance: UK: tuberculosis test clinics for Hong Kong BN(O)

Guidance: UK: tuberculosis test clinics for Hong Kong BN(O)

Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in the UK if you are a Hong Kong British National (Overseas).

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Guidance: Project costs guidance: Innovate UK

Guidance: Project costs guidance: Innovate UK

Guide on eligible project costs and completing the finance form for innovation projects for non-academic and academic applicants.

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Guidance: Breast screening: interval cancers

Guidance: Breast screening: interval cancers

How to report, classify and monitor interval cancers and cancers following previous assessment.

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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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Guidance: Managing medical devices

Guidance: Managing medical devices

Guidance for healthcare and social services organisations on managing medical devices in practice.

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Press release: New campaign encourages the nation to keep going and stay at home

Press release: New campaign encourages the nation to keep going and stay at home

Everyone across the UK is being reminded of the importance of staying at home and the risks in relaxing their behaviour at this crucial point, in a new advertising campaign.

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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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Countryside Stewardship: How to apply for a Woodland Tree Health Grant

Countryside Stewardship: How to apply for a Woodland Tree Health Grant

This guidance explains how to apply for a Woodland Tree Health grant, including how to complete any maps and annexes.

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Corporate report: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland 2019 20

Corporate report: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland 2019 20

Presented to Parliament pursuant to section 9(1) of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

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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: HM Coastguard offshore energy courses

Guidance: HM Coastguard offshore energy courses

Details of the offshore search and rescue courses for the energy industries provided by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

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Nortriptyline investigation: anti competitive agreement and conduct

Nortriptyline investigation: anti competitive agreement and conduct

The CMA has issued decisions imposing fines on suppliers of nortriptyline tablets for breaching competition law.

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Tribunal upholds CMA decision on pharma collusion and £1.2m fine

Tribunal upholds CMA decision on pharma collusion and £1.2m fine

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today upheld the CMA’s finding that Lexon broke competition law, dismissing Lexon’s appeal.

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

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

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

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Guidance: External quality assurance of end point assessments: status

Guidance: External quality assurance of end point assessments: status

Confirmed apprenticeship end-point assessments (EPAs) for standards where Ofqual provides external quality assurance.

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COVID 19 alert level: update from the UK Chief Medical Officers (25 February 2021)

COVID 19 alert level: update from the UK Chief Medical Officers (25 February 2021)

A joint statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) recommending that the UK COVID-19 alert level move from level 5 to level 4.

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Guidance: Breast screening: very high risk women surveillance protocols

Guidance: Breast screening: very high risk women surveillance protocols

The NHS breast surveillance protocols for women at very high risk of developing breast cancer.

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Guidance: Livestock and equine semen collection: approved premises

Guidance: Livestock and equine semen collection: approved premises

Details of premises in Great Britain approved to operate as cattle, sheep, pig and horse semen collection and storage centres.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance: COVID 19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

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Guidance: Help to Buy (2021 2023): Equity Mortgage Lender’s Handbook for Conveyancers

Guidance: Help to Buy (2021 2023): Equity Mortgage Lender’s Handbook for Conveyancers

The Help to Buy: Equity Loan (2021-2023) Equity Mortgage Lender’s Handbook for Conveyancers

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Press release: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Additional testing to be deployed in Ealing

Press release: Coronavirus (COVID 19): Additional testing to be deployed in Ealing

Additional testing and sequencing will be made available in Ealing to control and suppress the potential spread of a COVID-19 variant.

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Guidance: COVID 19: letter to people identified as high risk – aged 19 to 69

Guidance: COVID 19: letter to people identified as high risk – aged 19 to 69

Reference-only version of letter to people identified as high risk by COVID-19 population risk assessment model, aged 19 to 69.

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Guidance: COVID 19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable adults

Guidance: COVID 19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable adults

Reference-only version of letter from the government to adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

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Guidance: COVID 19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people

Guidance: COVID 19: letter to clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people

Reference-only version of letter from the government to children and young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

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

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

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

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Speech: Education Secretary speaks at launch of digital learning review

Speech: Education Secretary speaks at launch of digital learning review

Speaking at the launch of the Office for Students' review of digital teaching in higher education, Gavin Williamson discussed the future of online learning.

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Guidance: Workers and Temporary Workers: guidance for sponsors: sponsor a Charity Worker

Guidance: Workers and Temporary Workers: guidance for sponsors: sponsor a Charity Worker

Guidance for sponsors on sponsoring a Charity Worker.

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Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: community support for vulnerable citizens

Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: community support for vulnerable citizens

Organisations funded to provide support to vulnerable and at risk EU citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Press release: Latest findings from antibody surveillance study published

Press release: Latest findings from antibody surveillance study published

Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI have today published their latest antibody surveillance report tracking COVID-19 infection across England.

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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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Countryside Stewardship: How to apply for a Woodland Management Plan Grant

Countryside Stewardship: How to apply for a Woodland Management Plan Grant

This guidance explains how to apply for a Woodland Management Plan grant, including how to complete any maps and annexes.

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Transparency data: Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) register of interests 2021

Transparency data: Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) register of interests 2021

The members of the MAC and their registered interests for 2021.

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Transparency data: Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) register of interests 2021

Transparency data: Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) register of interests 2021

The members of the MAC and their registered interests for 2021.

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Research and analysis: Social work and autistic young people: an exploratory study

Research and analysis: Social work and autistic young people: an exploratory study

Study by the Chief Social Workers for Adults and the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families to improve the quality of autistic people's lives and social work practice.

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Research and analysis: Public Procurement Review Service

Research and analysis: Public Procurement Review Service

These updates show the issues raised and resolution of cases investigated under the Public Procurement Review Service.

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Transparency data: Cabinet Office: Government Procurement Card spend over £500

Transparency data: Cabinet Office: Government Procurement Card spend over £500

This data provides details on Government Procurement Card spend over £500 for Cabinet Office.

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Transparency data: Cabinet Office: spend data over £25,000

Transparency data: Cabinet Office: spend data over £25,000

This data provides details of Cabinet Office spend over £25,000 since 1 April 2010.

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Transparency data: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for government’s most important contracts

Transparency data: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for government’s most important contracts

A list of central government’s most important contracts, also showing up to three relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for those contracts, and the performance of the vendor against those KPIs.

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Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Guidance: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations

Locations where you can go to get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC).

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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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PHE launches new Psychological First Aid training

PHE launches new Psychological First Aid training

The online training, developed by PHE, is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Notice: Current catch limits: over 10 metre non sector pool

Notice: Current catch limits: over 10 metre non sector pool

Current quota catch limits for the over 10 metres non-sector pool including details on 3 monthly limits for stocks

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19)    Planning Inspectorate guidance   updated 25 February 2021

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Planning Inspectorate guidance updated 25 February 2021

In response to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Planning Inspectorate has published guidance on site visits, hearings, inquiries and events.

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Statutory guidance: Current catch limits: 10 metres and under non sector pool

Statutory guidance: Current catch limits: 10 metres and under non sector pool

Current quota catch limits for the 10 metres and under pool including details on 2 and 3 monthly limits on stocks

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Research and analysis: Evidence gaps and knowledge exchange opportunities

Research and analysis: Evidence gaps and knowledge exchange opportunities

Evidence gaps and knowledge exchange opportunities identified through the?Rebuilding a Resilient Britain programme.

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Research and analysis: Rebuilding a resilient Britain: summary report

Research and analysis: Rebuilding a resilient Britain: summary report

A summary of the work of the Areas of Research Interest working groups.

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Research and analysis: Data and evaluation areas of research interest across government

Research and analysis: Data and evaluation areas of research interest across government

Learning from the areas of research interest (ARIs) relating to data and evaluation.

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Speech: Climate Chaos: “it’s not part of the project brief”

Speech: Climate Chaos: “it’s not part of the project brief”

Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, addresses the CBI construction roundtable

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Section 380: factories, workshops and warehouses

Section 380: factories, workshops and warehouses

This publication is intended for Valuation Officers. It may contain links to internal resources that are not available through this version.

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Rating Manual section 6 part 3: valuation of all property classes

Rating Manual section 6 part 3: valuation of all property classes

Guidance for Valuation Officers.

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Form: Equines: health certificates

Form: Equines: health certificates

Use these certificates to import equines to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

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Statistical data set: Quota use statistics

Statistical data set: Quota use statistics

UK quota management spreadsheets showing uptake of fish catches by each producer organisation against their allocations for the year.

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Information about opinions requests we have received this year

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Press release: NHS Test and Trace passes 6 million contacts reached

Press release: NHS Test and Trace passes 6 million contacts reached

Since its launch last May, NHS Test and Trace has reached more than 6 million contacts, including 90.2% of close contacts for whom communication details were provided.

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Statement to Parliament: Education Secretary statement to MPs on education recovery and qualifications

Statement to Parliament: Education Secretary statement to MPs on education recovery and qualifications

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson delivers Oral Statement to MPs on plans to help children catch up and on how qualifications in England will be awarded this summer.

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Official Statistics: EU Settlement Scheme quarterly statistics, December 2020

Official Statistics: EU Settlement Scheme quarterly statistics, December 2020

This report provides detailed statistics on applications made to the EUSS from 28 August 2018 to 31 December 2020, and applications concluded during the same time period.

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Press release: UK to strengthen its ethical approach to the international recruitment of health and care workers

Press release: UK to strengthen its ethical approach to the international recruitment of health and care workers

UK aligns with World Health Organization’s advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective, fair and sustainable international recruitment practices.

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Guidance: Tregantle firing times

Guidance: Tregantle firing times

Warning notice of firing at Tregantle ranges.

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Preston child rapist jailed for longer

Preston child rapist jailed for longer

Paul Fox has had his jail sentence increased following an intervention by the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP.

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Guidance: GAD webinars

Guidance: GAD webinars

Public webinars produced by the Government Actuary's Department (GAD).

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Guidance: GAD webinars

Guidance: GAD webinars

Public webinars produced by the Government Actuary's Department (GAD).

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Detailed guide: Additional period?of Restored War Widows/War Widowers Pension

Detailed guide: Additional period?of Restored War Widows/War Widowers Pension

Information and eligibility guidance for an additional period of payment due to the estate of a person who received a Restored Widows Pension (RWP).

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