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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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Guidance: NHS Test and Trace: how we test your samples

Guidance: NHS Test and Trace: how we test your samples

An overview of the largest diagnostic network in British history, including what happens after you submit your sample and how laboratories process your test.

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 26 February 2021

Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID 19): 26 February 2021

Speech by Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock at the Downing Street coronavirus briefing.

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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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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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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: Coronavirus (COVID 19): testing guidance for employers

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): testing guidance for employers

Guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers on the regulations and legal obligations of running testing programmes.

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Press release: COVID secure election campaigning will go ahead

Press release: COVID secure election campaigning will go ahead

Individual activists will be able to campaign outdoors in a COVID-secure way from 8 March, ahead of the English local elections in May.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for pregnant employees

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for pregnant employees

Advice for pregnant employees on risk assessments in the workplace and occupational health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Guidance: COVID 19: letter to people identified as high risk – aged 70 and over

Guidance: COVID 19: letter to people identified as high risk – aged 70 and over

Reference-only version of letter to people identified as high risk by COVID-19 population risk assessment model, aged 70 and over.

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Guidance: COVID 19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Guidance: COVID 19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: COVID 19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Guidance: COVID 19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce meeting, 25 February 2021

Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce meeting, 25 February 2021

Joint statement on progress made by the taskforce at its meeting on 25 February 2021.

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Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 26 February 2021

Policy paper: Slides to accompany coronavirus press conference: 26 February 2021

Slides and datasets on coronavirus presented by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.

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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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Notice: HP5 3LG, Javoneh Rehmat: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3990EL/A001

Notice: HP5 3LG, Javoneh Rehmat: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3990EL/A001

View the application submitted by Javoneh Rehmat for Orchard End, Lye Green, Chesham, HP5 3LG.

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Notice: HP5 2TA, Mrs Elizabeth Elliot: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3597ET/A001

Notice: HP5 2TA, Mrs Elizabeth Elliot: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3597ET/A001

View the application submitted by Mrs Elizabeth Elliot for Sefton Lodge, West Dene Lane, Chartridge, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2TA.

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Notice: CB10 2XJ, Mrs Janette Brown: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/TB3996WT/A001

Notice: CB10 2XJ, Mrs Janette Brown: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3996WT/A001

View the application submitted by Mrs Janette Brown for Cedar Lodge, Top Road, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, CB10 2XJ.

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Transparency data: NIO transparency data on GPC and spending over £25,000   December 2020

Transparency data: NIO transparency data on GPC and spending over £25,000 December 2020

A monthly-updated list of all financial transactions spending over £25,000 made by NIO, as part of the Government's commitment to transparency in expenditure.

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PM call with President Ghani: 26 February 2021

PM call with President Ghani: 26 February 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.

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Detailed guide: Lowlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA)

Detailed guide: Lowlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA)

The RFCA for the Lowlands of Scotland supports reserves, cadets and the wider military through our partnerships with employers, defence and civic communities.

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Cadet Force adult volunteer saves woman’s life thanks to army cadet first aid training

Cadet Force adult volunteer saves woman’s life thanks to army cadet first aid training

Caitlin Fitzsimmons used first aid skills, she learned with the Army Cadet Force, to help her partner’s mother when she stopped breathing and went into anaphylactic shock.

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Guidance: Financial sanctions, Yemen

Guidance: Financial sanctions, Yemen

Yemen is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document contains a current list of designated persons.

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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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Detailed guide: Apply for CITES permits and certificates to move or trade endangered species

Detailed guide: Apply for CITES permits and certificates to move or trade endangered species

How to apply to import, export or re-export endangered animal and plant species on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) list.

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Form: Endangered species: apply for a commercial use certificate

Form: Endangered species: apply for a commercial use certificate

Form to apply for a certificate to use a CITES-listed specimen for commercial purposes.

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Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: eligible vehicles

Guidance: Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme: eligible vehicles

List of vehicles eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

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Drumchapel’s Old Police Station converted into new Army Cadet Force facility

Drumchapel’s Old Police Station converted into new Army Cadet Force facility

Lowland RFCA decided to completely refurbish Drumchapel’s old Police Station to create a safe and suitable Cadet facility.

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Guidance: The Government’s approach to elections and referendums during COVID 19

Guidance: The Government’s approach to elections and referendums during COVID 19

How political parties, candidates, agents and campaigners can undertake COVID-secure campaigning activity for the May 21 polls.

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Qualifications equip Cadets for world of work

Qualifications equip Cadets for world of work

Since 2011, Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association has been working with Education Scotland to develop a suite of recognised qualifications, which formalises the training young people receive.

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Employers on Norwegian Exercise with Royal Marines

Employers on Norwegian Exercise with Royal Marines

Senior executives from around the United Kingdom were invited to join the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) as they took part in cold weather warfare training in northern Norway.

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Detailed guide: DCDC Internship programme

Detailed guide: DCDC Internship programme

Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) runs a paid internship programme open to any Masters-level (post-graduate) that provides experience of working in government on major strategic issues.

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Professor Jo Swaffield reappointed to the Migration Advisory Committee

Professor Jo Swaffield reappointed to the Migration Advisory Committee

Professor Jo Swaffield has been reappointed as a member of the MAC for a further 3 years from 6 February 2021.

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Form: Endangered species: apply for an import and export permit

Form: Endangered species: apply for an import and export permit

Form to apply for a permit to import, export or re-export a CITES-listed specimen in or out of the UK.

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Detailed guide: DCYP COVID 19

Detailed guide: DCYP COVID 19

This Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) COVID-19 page provides important advice and updates for service parents.

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Press release: Wildlife set to flourish after project completion on River Stour

Press release: Wildlife set to flourish after project completion on River Stour

A partnership project benefiting a range of wildlife has been completed on the River Stour, near Bures.

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Guidance: Salisbury Plain public information leaflet

Guidance: Salisbury Plain public information leaflet

A Defence Training Estate (DTE) Salisbury Plain public information leaflet providing guidance to the public.

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Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MOD’s continued contribution to the coronavirus response

Detailed guide: COVID Support Force: the MOD’s 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 MOD’s activities.

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Detailed guide: BFPO services guide

Detailed guide: BFPO services guide

How to use the British Forces Post Office, claim compensation and use the Enduring families free mail service (EFFMS).

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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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Transparency data: RASI (Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration) data: February 2021

Transparency data: RASI (Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration) data: February 2021

Data on Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration activities.

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Transparency data: Windrush Task Force Data: February 2021

Transparency data: Windrush Task Force Data: February 2021

Data on Windrush Task Force.

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Transparency data: Immigration & Protection data: February 2021

Transparency data: Immigration & Protection data: February 2021

Data on Immigration & Protection activities.

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Transparency data: RASI (Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration) data: February 2021

Transparency data: RASI (Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration) data: February 2021

Data on Resettlement, Asylum Support and Integration activities.

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Transparency data: Customer service operations data: February 2021

Transparency data: Customer service operations data: February 2021

Data on UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) customer service operations.

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Transparency data: Sponsorship transparency data: February 2021

Transparency data: Sponsorship transparency data: February 2021

Data on UK Visas and Immigration sponsorship activities.

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Transparency data: Visas and Citizenship data: February 2021

Transparency data: Visas and Citizenship data: February 2021

Data on Visas and Citizenship activities.

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Transparency data: Customer service operations data: February 2021

Transparency data: Customer service operations data: February 2021

Data on UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) customer service operations.

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Transparency data: Sponsorship transparency data: February 2021

Transparency data: Sponsorship transparency data: February 2021

Data on UK Visas and Immigration sponsorship activities.

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Transparency data: General Record Office (HMPO) transparency data: February 2021

Transparency data: General Record Office (HMPO) transparency data: February 2021

Data on Her Majesty's Passport Office application volumes.

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Transparency data: Home Office data: February 2021

Transparency data: Home Office data: February 2021

Data on Home Office transaction explorer activities.

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Transparency data: General Record Office (HMPO) transparency data: February 2021

Transparency data: General Record Office (HMPO) transparency data: February 2021

Data on Her Majesty's Passport Office application volumes.

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Transparency data: Immigration Enforcement data: February 2021

Transparency data: Immigration Enforcement data: February 2021

Data on Immigration Enforcement activities.

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Transparency data: Immigration Enforcement data: February 2021

Transparency data: Immigration Enforcement data: February 2021

Data on Immigration Enforcement activities.

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Transparency data: Border and Immigration cross cutting data: February 2021

Transparency data: Border and Immigration cross cutting data: February 2021

Cross cutting staffing data for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE).

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Transparency data: HM Passport Office data: February 2021

Transparency data: HM Passport Office data: February 2021

Data on HM Passport Office activities.

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Transparency data: Border Force transparency data: February 2021

Transparency data: Border Force transparency data: February 2021

Data on Border Force activities.

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Transparency data: Border and Immigration cross cutting data: February 2021

Transparency data: Border and Immigration cross cutting data: February 2021

Cross cutting staffing data for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE).

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Transparency data: HM Passport Office data: February 2021

Transparency data: HM Passport Office data: February 2021

Data on HM Passport Office activities.

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Transparency data: Border Force transparency data: February 2021

Transparency data: Border Force transparency data: February 2021

Data on Border Force activities.

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Guidance: NHS COVID 19 app: privacy information

Guidance: NHS COVID 19 app: privacy information

Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app.

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Transparency data: Crown Commercial Service prompt payment data

Transparency data: Crown Commercial Service prompt payment data

This page provides information from the Crown Commercial Service on their prompt payment of invoices.

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Detailed guide: Current Crown Commercial Service suppliers: what you need to know

Detailed guide: Current Crown Commercial Service suppliers: what you need to know

Guide for suppliers on a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) commercial agreement, who supply common goods and services to the public sector.

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Guidance: Crown Commercial Service supplier logo and brand guidelines

Guidance: Crown Commercial Service supplier logo and brand guidelines

Logo and brand guidelines that suppliers should use when they talk about their services being on the Digital Marketplace.

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Detailed guide: Medical devices: information for users and patients

Detailed guide: Medical devices: information for users and patients

Information and guidance on a range of medical devices for users and patients.

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Targeted letter: Implantable orthopaedic devices manufactured by Implants International Ltd trading as Xtremity Solutions Ltd.

Targeted letter: Implantable orthopaedic devices manufactured by Implants International Ltd trading as Xtremity Solutions Ltd.

Unknown risks following distribution of product after CE certificate withdrawal

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Detailed guide: Maintain your systems on the Public Services Network (PSN)

Detailed guide: Maintain your systems on the Public Services Network (PSN)

IT managers should now be planning how to migrate their PSN services to the cloud.

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Guidance: Iran: country policy and information notes

Guidance: Iran: 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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Notice: NR24 2AU, North Farm Livestock Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/TP3004SS/A001

Notice: NR24 2AU, North Farm Livestock Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/TP3004SS/A001

View the permit issued for Blackhall Farm, Norwich under the Industrial Emissions Directive

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Notice: WF14 0BS, Yorkshire Water Services Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/VP3639PS/V008

Notice: WF14 0BS, Yorkshire Water Services Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/VP3639PS/V008

View the permit issued for Huddersfield Energy and Recycling Facility, Mirfield under the Industrial Emissions Directive

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Notice: HU12 8EY, Yorkshire Water Services Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/WP3030GC/V004

Notice: HU12 8EY, Yorkshire Water Services Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/WP3030GC/V004

View the permit issued for Hull Sludge Treatment Facility, Kingston upon Hull under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Notice: YO61 1QZ, Shedden Farms Limited: environmental permit issued   EPR/VP3404LU/A001

Notice: YO61 1QZ, Shedden Farms Limited: environmental permit issued EPR/VP3404LU/A001

View the permit issued for Fordington Lodge, York under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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Notice: CH2 3PH, Thermal Ceramics UK Limited: permit surrender issued   EPR/AP3137HG/S003

Notice: CH2 3PH, Thermal Ceramics UK Limited: permit surrender issued EPR/AP3137HG/S003

View the surrender issued for Tebay Road, Wirral under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

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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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Notice: LE3 3JZ, Samworth Brothers Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/NP3206PB/A001

Notice: LE3 3JZ, Samworth Brothers Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/NP3206PB/A001

View the application submitted by Samworth Brothers Limited for Saladworks, Leicester.

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Guidance: Testing for coronavirus before hospital

Guidance: Testing for coronavirus before hospital

Sets out how and when to use a PCR home test kit to test for COVID-19 before a hospital procedure.

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Guidance: Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

Guidance: Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

Details of poultry establishments who are approved members of the Poultry Health Scheme (PHS).

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Consultation outcome: Open access restriction at Woodhill Caravan Park: outcome

Consultation outcome: Open access restriction at Woodhill Caravan Park: outcome

Find out about the proposed restriction to open access land at Woodhill Caravan Park in Norfolk.

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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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Notice: Financial notice to improve: Salvatorian College

Notice: Financial notice to improve: Salvatorian College

A financial notice to improve issued to Salvatorian College by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

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Consultation outcome: Open access restriction at Stiperstones National Nature Reserve: outcome

Consultation outcome: Open access restriction at Stiperstones National Nature Reserve: outcome

Seeking views on the current restrictions to open access land at Stiperstones National Nature Reserve in Shropshire.

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One year on from Storm Ciara: Progress to flood embankment repairs on the Lower River Aire

One year on from Storm Ciara: Progress to flood embankment repairs on the Lower River Aire

One year on from Storm Ciara, a £10 million package of work to repair flood embankments on the lower River Aire is making good progress. A total of 18 defences have so far been repaired to protect local communities from the risk of flooding. Seven projects are currently underway, with a further nine to start in the coming months.

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Guidance: Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer contacts

Guidance: Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer contacts

Who farmers and land managers should contact for training, advice and grant support to reduce water and air pollution from agriculture.

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Corporate information: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

Corporate information: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

Research carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

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Official Statistics: Pharmacovigilance inspection metrics, 2009 to present

Official Statistics: Pharmacovigilance inspection metrics, 2009 to present

Metrics from pharmacovigilance inspections carried out annually.

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Decision: CAC Outcome: URTU & Eddie Stobart Limited

Decision: CAC Outcome: URTU & Eddie Stobart Limited

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

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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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Consultation outcome: Calorie labelling for food and drink served outside of the home

Consultation outcome: Calorie labelling for food and drink served outside of the home

The government is seeking views on its plans to make places serving food and drink outside of the home display calorie information.

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Launch of Project SPEED challenges rail industry to cut time and costs of rail upgrades

Launch of Project SPEED challenges rail industry to cut time and costs of rail upgrades

In a keynote speech at Project SPEED conference, Rail Minister invites rail industry to pioneer faster, smarter and more efficient infrastructure projects.

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Detailed guide: The R value and growth rate in the UK

Detailed guide: The R value 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: Make your website or app accessible and publish an accessibility statement

Detailed guide: Make your website or app accessible and publish an accessibility statement

Learn how to check if your website or mobile app is accessible.

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Detailed guide: Understanding accessibility requirements for public sector bodies

Detailed guide: Understanding accessibility requirements for public sector bodies

Help your team understand why they need to meet the website and mobile app accessibility regulations.

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Countryside Stewardship 2021: How to apply by email or post for the Wildlife Offers

Countryside Stewardship 2021: How to apply by email or post for the Wildlife Offers

This guidance explains how to apply for a Countryside Stewardship (CS) Wildlife Offers grant by email or post

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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: Notice to Traders 17/21   Eggs Import Quota for Ukraine

Notice: Notice to Traders 17/21 Eggs Import Quota for Ukraine

The quantities available for the next round of eggs import quotas for Ukraine are detailed in Annex 1 attached.

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Press release: First Innovation Passport awarded to help support development and access to cutting edge medicines

Press release: First Innovation Passport awarded to help support development and access to cutting edge medicines

The Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway (ILAP) aims to reduce the time to market for innovative medicines

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