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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: 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: GU29 0JN, Mr Stephen Duke: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3699WT/A001

Notice: GU29 0JN, Mr Stephen Duke: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3699WT/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Stephen Duke for Dairy Barn Cottage, Minsted, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0JN.

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Notice: SP6 3EX, Mr Shaun Proudfoot: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/RB3998VH/A001

Notice: SP6 3EX, Mr Shaun Proudfoot: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/RB3998VH/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Shaun Proudfoot for 2 Eleanor Cottages, Damerham, Fordingbridge, SP6 3EX.

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Press release: PM call with Prime Minister Draghi of Italy: 4 March 2021

Press release: PM call with Prime Minister Draghi of Italy: 4 March 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi this afternoon.

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Guidance: National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme – Private Security Industry

Guidance: National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme – Private Security Industry

The National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme – Private Security Industry sets standards for the explosives detection dog team accreditation in the private security sector.

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Transparency data: Active SIA prosecution cases

Transparency data: Active SIA prosecution cases

A list of the people and companies the SIA is currently prosecuting.

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Corporate report: SIA prosecutions

Corporate report: SIA prosecutions

A list of the people and companies prosecuted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) over the last 12 months.

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Guidance: COVID 19: ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spread of coronavirus

Guidance: COVID 19: ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spread of coronavirus

Guidance on the ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 22 February 2021

FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 22 February 2021

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 22 February 2021.

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Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in targeted areas in Stockton and Brent

Press release: Surge testing to be deployed in targeted areas in Stockton and Brent

Further targeted areas will have additional testing made available to control and suppress the potential spread of the COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa.

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Guidance: Sennybridge firing notice

Guidance: Sennybridge firing notice

Sennybridge’s firing times are presented as an HTML webpage so that they are accessible to everyone.

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Detailed guide: The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales

Detailed guide: The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales

RFCA for Wales is the enabling voice for reserves and cadets in Wales.

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Guidance: NHS primary medical services directions

Guidance: NHS primary medical services directions

These directions set out the legal framework under which General Practitioners (GP) operate and are paid.

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Stephen Gibson confirmed as preferred candidate for Chair of Regulatory Policy Committee

Stephen Gibson confirmed as preferred candidate for Chair of Regulatory Policy Committee

Preferred candidate for Chair of Regulatory Policy Committee role named.

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Guidance: Future commercial contracts for DfT and partners

Guidance: Future commercial contracts for DfT and partners

Listing of upcoming Department for Transport (DfT) and associated bodies commercial contracts – known as the commercial pipeline – for which bidders may apply.

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Guidance: Future commercial contracts for DfT and partners

Guidance: Future commercial contracts for DfT and partners

Listing of upcoming Department for Transport (DfT) and associated bodies commercial contracts – known as the commercial pipeline – for which bidders may apply.

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

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

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

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Guidance: BFPOs included in the MOD enduring families free mail service

Guidance: BFPOs included in the MOD enduring families free mail service

A list of British Forces Post Offices (BFPOs) and ships who are entitled to the enduring families free mail service (EFFMS).

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Guidance: British Forces Post Office locations

Guidance: British Forces Post Office locations

A list of British Forces Post Office (BFPO) locations, numbers and postcodes for Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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Corporate information: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority – Statistics at CICA

Corporate information: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority – Statistics at CICA

Anonymised data on cases resolved by CICA

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Transparency data: Home Office procurement card spend over £500: 2020

Transparency data: Home Office procurement card spend over £500: 2020

Details of all government procurement card transactions of £500 and over for 2020.

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Policy paper: DHSC evidence for the NHSPRB: pay round 2021 to 2022

Policy paper: DHSC evidence for the NHSPRB: pay round 2021 to 2022

Evidence submitted to the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) by the Department of Health and Social Care for the 2021 to 2022 pay round.

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Policy paper: DHSC evidence for the DDRB: pay round 2021 to 2022

Policy paper: DHSC evidence for the DDRB: pay round 2021 to 2022

Evidence submitted to the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) by the Department of Health and Social Care for the 2021 to 2022 pay round.

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Speech: Building back better through innovation

Speech: Building back better through innovation

Speech by Minister for Innovation Lord Bethell at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network National Industry Event.

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Research and analysis: Evaluation of the Tailored Support Programme (TSP) 2020

Research and analysis: Evaluation of the Tailored Support Programme (TSP) 2020

An evaluation of the impact of the Tailored Support Programme (TSP) which was designed to improve recruitment and retention in targeted schools.

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Statutory guidance: School suspensions and expulsions

Statutory guidance: School suspensions and expulsions

Guidance on the suspension and expulsion of pupils from local-authority-maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units.

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Guidance: MOT inspection checklist: cars and passengers vehicles

Guidance: MOT inspection checklist: cars and passengers vehicles

A checklist for MOT testers showing the items that need to be inspected during an MOT test for a car or passenger vehicle.

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Press release: Statement by COP26 President Alok Sharma on the NDC Synthesis Report

Press release: Statement by COP26 President Alok Sharma on the NDC Synthesis Report

COP26 President Alok Sharma's statement on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's NDC Synthesis Report, which was published on Friday 26 February 2021

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Correspondence: Letter from Sir Mark Sedwill to Sir Philip Rutnam: 29 February 2020

Correspondence: Letter from Sir Mark Sedwill to Sir Philip Rutnam: 29 February 2020

Letter from former Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill to former Permanent Secretary of the Home Office Sir Philip Rutnam.

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Press release: New appointment to the UK Supreme Court and JCPC: 4 March 2021

Press release: New appointment to the UK Supreme Court and JCPC: 4 March 2021

The Queen has approved the appointment of Lady Justice Rose to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom as a Justice.

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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: Environmental monitoring following the Grenfell Tower fire

Research and analysis: Environmental monitoring following the Grenfell Tower fire

Air quality reports for the survivors and residents of the area surrounding Grenfell Tower.

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Aviation sector boost as new jobs portal launches

Aviation sector boost as new jobs portal launches

Government launches new recruitment website for aviation sector.

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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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Guidance: Disguised remuneration: independent loan charge review

Guidance: Disguised remuneration: independent loan charge review

The independent review of the disguised remuneration loan charge has now concluded and the government has published its response.

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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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Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variants identified in UK

Confirmed cases of COVID 19 variants identified in UK

Latest updates on SARS-CoV-2 variants detected in UK.

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Transparency data: DfE monthly workforce management information: 2020 to 2021

Transparency data: DfE monthly workforce management information: 2020 to 2021

Staff numbers and costs for the Department for Education (DfE) group for the financial year 2020 to 2021.

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Form: Protected species licence for science, education or conservation (A29)

Form: Protected species licence for science, education or conservation (A29)

Apply for a licence to kill, take, disturb or possess a protected species for survey, research or conservation work.

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Form: Mammals: licence to kill, take or disturb for health and safety (A05 and LR05)

Form: Mammals: licence to kill, take or disturb for health and safety (A05 and LR05)

Apply for a licence application form to kill, take or disturb mammals and use prohibited methods to prevent damage and protect public health, and find out how to report your actions.

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Guidance: Visiting arrangements in care homes

Guidance: Visiting arrangements in care homes

Sets out how care homes can support families and visitors to visit residents from 8 March.

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Detailed guide: Introduce or keep non native fish and shellfish

Detailed guide: Introduce or keep non native fish and shellfish

Apply for a licence to introduce, keep or farm non-native fish, lobsters and crayfish.

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Policy paper: Reports on proposed amendments to the Civil Servants and the Other Crown Servants Pension Schemes

Policy paper: Reports on proposed amendments to the Civil Servants and the Other Crown Servants Pension Schemes

These reports on proposed amendments to the Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014 and to the Civil Service (Other Crown Servants) Pension Scheme Regulations 2016 were laid before Parliament.

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Policy paper: The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2019 and 2020

Policy paper: The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2019 and 2020

Amendments to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme were laid before Parliament on 11 March 2019 for the period April 2019 to March 2020 and on 5 March 2020 for the period April 2020 to March 2021.

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Guidance: Cancelling passports: non payment of child maintenance

Guidance: Cancelling passports: non payment of child maintenance

This guidance tells Her Majesty’s Passport Office staff how to process notifications and cancel passports held by persons who have not paid child maintenance.

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Guidance: Cancelling passports: non payment of child maintenance

Guidance: Cancelling passports: non payment of child maintenance

This guidance tells Her Majesty’s Passport Office staff how to process notifications and cancel passports held by persons who have not paid child maintenance.

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Guidance: Names: evidence to change a name

Guidance: Names: evidence to change a name

Guidance for Her Majesty’s Passport Office staff on the evidence needed before changing an adult or child’s name on a passport.

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Guidance: Names: aligning names on foreign documents

Guidance: Names: aligning names on foreign documents

Guidance for HMPO staff on dealing with passport applications where the name a customer applies in does not match the name on their foreign documents.

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Guidance: Names: aligning names on foreign documents

Guidance: Names: aligning names on foreign documents

Guidance for HMPO staff on dealing with passport applications where the name a customer applies in does not match the name on their foreign documents.

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Research and analysis: T Level Professional Development Initial phase evaluation

Research and analysis: T Level Professional Development Initial phase evaluation

An evaluation of the initial phase of T Level Professional Development.

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Notice: Recovery of submerged vehicle in the Molesey reach 2021: river closure notice

Notice: Recovery of submerged vehicle in the Molesey reach 2021: river closure notice

Information on the closures affecting the navigation on the River Thames.

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Detailed guide: River Thames: restrictions and closures

Detailed guide: River Thames: restrictions and closures

Navigation on the River Thames may be restricted or closed in certain areas. Find out where and when these restrictions and closures are.

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Press release: NHS Test and Trace tests over 2.8 million this reporting week

Press release: NHS Test and Trace tests over 2.8 million this reporting week

NHS Test and Trace successfully reached 88.5% of cases and 93.3% of their contacts, while nearly a million rapid lateral flow tests were carried out in educational settings.

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Guidance: Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance: Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak

Find out what you'll need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to maintain provision.

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Detailed guide: UK Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation: how to comply

Detailed guide: UK Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation: how to comply

Guidance to help aircraft operators understand and meet their compliance obligations under the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS).

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Research and analysis: Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2021

Research and analysis: Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2021

Summary of the number of people calling NHS 111 for health advice within England on a weekly basis under the syndromic surveillance system.

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Research and analysis: National ambulance syndromic surveillance: weekly bulletins 2021

Research and analysis: National ambulance syndromic surveillance: weekly bulletins 2021

The number of people calling ambulances each day, with results published every week under the syndromic surveillance system.

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Research and analysis: GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2021

Research and analysis: GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2021

Monitors the number of people who visit their GP during surgery hours under the syndromic surveillance system.

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Press release: Planning and Housing location data independent review published

Press release: Planning and Housing location data independent review published

New independent location data review across housing and planning sectors published today

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Independent report: Independent housing and planning location data review

Independent report: Independent housing and planning location data review

New independent location data review by Newgate Research for the housing and planning sectors

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Policy paper: Response to an inspection of work to deal with modern slavery and human trafficking

Policy paper: Response to an inspection of work to deal with modern slavery and human trafficking

Response to an inspection of the work of Border Force, Immigration Enforcement, and UK Visas and Immigration by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

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Consultation outcome: Open access restrictions at Delacroix, Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve (2): outcome

Consultation outcome: Open access restrictions at Delacroix, Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve (2): outcome

Find out about the proposed restriction to open access land at Delacroix in Suffolk.

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Press release: UKHO donates second hand laptops to support students with remote learning

Press release: UKHO donates second hand laptops to support students with remote learning

As the pandemic highlights the need for greater access to online platforms to support children with their education, the UKHO provides laptops to Taunton Learning Partnership to help students with their learning.

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Detailed guide: Liverpool: Resettle

Detailed guide: Liverpool: Resettle

Resettle is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS North West region.

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Detailed guide: Craven: Skipton Probation Office

Detailed guide: Craven: Skipton Probation Office

Skipton Probation Office is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS Yorkshire and the Humber region.

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Photonics spin out to defend against battlefield laser threats awarded funding

Photonics spin out to defend against battlefield laser threats awarded funding

A new photonics spin-out company that provides novel laser detection and protection products for military users has been awarded funding from the UK Government.

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Guidance: Transport to school and other places of education: 2020 to 2021 academic year

Guidance: Transport to school and other places of education: 2020 to 2021 academic year

What local authorities will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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Guidance: Names: change of name passport applications

Guidance: Names: change of name passport applications

Guidance for HMPO staff on dealing with passport applications when the customer has a change of name.

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Detailed guide: Dorset: Weymouth Probation Office

Detailed guide: Dorset: Weymouth Probation Office

Weymouth Probation Office is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS South West region.

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Guidance: Names: change of name passport applications

Guidance: Names: change of name passport applications

Guidance for HMPO staff on dealing with passport applications when the customer has a change of name.

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Detailed guide: North Somerset: North Somerset Probation Office

Detailed guide: North Somerset: North Somerset Probation Office

North Somerset Probation Office is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS South West region

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Detailed guide: Bristol: Bristol Probation Office

Detailed guide: Bristol: Bristol Probation Office

Bristol Probation Office is a probation, service user contact centre, within the NPS South West region.

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Guidance: Common legislative solutions: a guide to tackling recurring policy issues in legislation

Guidance: Common legislative solutions: a guide to tackling recurring policy issues in legislation

This guidance is designed to help officials deal with some commonly occurring policy issues that are dealt with by adopting a commonly occurring legislative solution.

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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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Roofing materials

Roofing materials

The CMA has investigated suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the UK roofing materials sector under the Competition Act 1998.

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Transparency data: Expenses incurred by SLC board members and senior executive team

Transparency data: Expenses incurred by SLC board members and senior executive team

As part of the Student Loans Company's commitment to transparency, it publishes details of expenses incurred by its board and executive leadership team

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Statistical data set: SIA approved contractors

Statistical data set: SIA approved contractors

Data on SIA approved contractors. Includes the total number of approved contractors and a breakdown by licensing sector and UK region.

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Statistical data set: SIA licence applications

Statistical data set: SIA licence applications

Data on SIA licence applications. This page is updated on a monthly basis.

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Statistical data set: SIA licence holders

Statistical data set: SIA licence holders

Data on SIA licence holders. Includes a breakdown by age, gender, nationality, licensing sector and UK region.

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Changes to MHRA Drug alert titles and classification

Changes to MHRA Drug alert titles and classification

The MHRA has made further changes to the way we issue safety messaging to healthcare providers.

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Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

Guidance: Duty solicitor scheme boundary consultations

List of consultations regarding impacts of court and police station closures on duty scheme boundaries.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.

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Form: Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: family origin questionnaire

Form: Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: family origin questionnaire

Essential elements for implementation of the family origin questionnaire (FOQ) to help assess if a person is a likely carrier for sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT).

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Imprivata, Inc. / Isosec Limited merger inquiry

Imprivata, Inc. / Isosec Limited merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition by Imprivata, Inc. of Isosec Limited.

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Detailed guide: Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Detailed guide: Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance on the devices and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care.

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FOI release: SIA telephone maintenance

FOI release: SIA telephone maintenance

SIA response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for information on our telephone maintenance.

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Detailed guide: Get laptops and tablets for pupils and students who cannot access face to face education due to coronavirus (COVID 19)

Detailed guide: Get laptops and tablets for pupils and students who cannot access face to face education due to coronavirus (COVID 19)

How schools, 16 to 19 academies, colleges, and other further education institutions, can access digital devices for pupils and students learning remotely.

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Rule changes to make it easier to recruit health and care staff

Rule changes to make it easier to recruit health and care staff

Roles added to the Shortage Occupation List.

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Graduate route to open to international students on 1 July 2021

Graduate route to open to international students on 1 July 2021

Route is for international students who want to work following the successful completion of a course of study at UK bachelor’s degree-level or above.??

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Guidance: Find a professional to certify export health certificates

Guidance: Find a professional to certify export health certificates

A list of organisations in England, Scotland and Wales that inspect and certify animals and animal products for export. The list does not include every certifier.

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Consultation outcome: Consultation on a revised code of practice for the safety of fishing vessels of less than 15m length overall

Consultation outcome: Consultation on a revised code of practice for the safety of fishing vessels of less than 15m length overall

This consultation requests comments on the proposed revision of the code of practice for the safety of fishing vessels of less than 15m length overall, replacing MSN 1871 Amendment No.1.

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Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1248, 4 March 2021

Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1248, 4 March 2021

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 4 March 2021.

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Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1248, 4 March 2021

Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1248, 4 March 2021

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 4 March 2021.

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Transparency data: Coronavirus England briefing, 4 March 2021

Transparency data: Coronavirus England briefing, 4 March 2021

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

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Transparency data: Coronavirus cases by local authority, epidemiological data, 4 March 2021

Transparency data: Coronavirus cases by local authority, epidemiological data, 4 March 2021

Weekly watchlist giving epidemiological coronavirus (COVID-19) data for each lower-tier local authority (LTLA) in England.

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Form: Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund: Equipment purchase request form

Form: Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund: Equipment purchase request form

Use this form to tell us about the equipment you would like to buy.

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