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News 28 July 2021


Majority of schools sign up to boost education over the summer

Majority of schools sign up to boost education over the summer

Nearly three quarters of eligible mainstream secondary schools across England to host a summer school

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Press release: More than 1,000 flood schemes to benefit from record investment

Press release: More than 1,000 flood schemes to benefit from record investment

Over £860m to be invested in flood alleviation schemes this year with further action including improvements to flood insurance

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PM urges leaders to prevent Covid 19 ‘legacy of wasted talent’ at Global Education Summit

PM urges leaders to prevent Covid 19 ‘legacy of wasted talent’ at Global Education Summit

The Prime Minister will call on world leaders today to invest in children’s education at the Global Education Summit in London.

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Press release: Skippers qualify for CHART Atlantic Bluefin Tune Programme

Press release: Skippers qualify for CHART Atlantic Bluefin Tune Programme

Skippers and crew members have successfully completed their specialist training to catch, tag and release Atlantic Bluefin Tuna.

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Press release: PM meeting with President Kenyatta of Kenya: 28 July 2021

Press release: PM meeting with President Kenyatta of Kenya: 28 July 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya at Chequers today.

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Decision: Sedwill, Mark   Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office   ACOBA advice

Decision: Sedwill, Mark Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office ACOBA advice

Advice to Lord Mark Sedwill, former Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office, on business appointments after leaving Crown service.

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Decision: Hurd, Tom, former Director General for Office for Security and Counter Terrorism

Decision: Hurd, Tom, former Director General for Office for Security and Counter Terrorism

Advice to Thomas Hurd, former Director General for Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, on business appointments after leaving Crown service

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Decision: Loughead, John  Chief Scientific Adviser, The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy  ACOBA advice

Decision: Loughead, John Chief Scientific Adviser, The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy ACOBA advice

Advice to Professor John Loughead, former Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy on business appointments taken up after leaving Crown service.

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Decision: Kennedy, Seema    Parliamentary Under Secretary for Immigration   ACOBA advice

Decision: Kennedy, Seema Parliamentary Under Secretary for Immigration ACOBA advice

Advice to Seema Kennedy, former Parliamentary Under Secretary for Immigration at the Home Office, on business appointments taken up after leaving Crown service.

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Decision: Smith, Julian   Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Office   ACOBA advice

Decision: Smith, Julian Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Office ACOBA advice

Advice to Rt Hon Julian Smith CBE, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at the Northern Ireland Office, on business appointments after leaving Crown service

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Form: Plant passports and fireblight buffer zone status: application

Form: Plant passports and fireblight buffer zone status: application

Forms to apply for registration and authorisation to issue plant passports and apply for fireblight buffer zone status.

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Guidance: Scotland firing times

Guidance: Scotland firing times

Firing times for ranges in Scotland including Barry Buddon, Kirkcudbright, Garelochhead, Tain, Cape Wrath, Fort George, Blackdog, Castlelaw Ranges and Dreghorn.

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Notice: TN5 6HF, Mr Miles Bossom: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/VB3991NV/A001

Notice: TN5 6HF, Mr Miles Bossom: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/VB3991NV/A001

View the application submitted by Mr Miles Bossom for Oak Hall, Cousley Wood, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6HF.

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Official Statistics: Database of forecasts for the UK economy

Official Statistics: Database of forecasts for the UK economy

We’ve compiled independent forecasts for the UK economy since 1986. This database includes forecasts of key economic indicators from those publications.

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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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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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Guidance: Competition: Defence Innovation Loans

Guidance: Competition: Defence Innovation Loans

Loans of up to £1.6m with a below market interest rate of 7.4% per annum to help convert your mature defence innovation into a strong business proposition for defence procurement

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Guidance: Industry Security Notice (ISN)

Guidance: Industry Security Notice (ISN)

A list of Industry Security Notices (ISNs) for defence personnel to highlight security changes or information.

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Guidance: South East Training Estate firing times

Guidance: South East Training Estate firing times

Firing and closure times for the South East Training Estate, including Aldershot, Ash, Barossa, Chilcomb, Hythe, Longmoor, Lydd, Moody's Down, Pirbright and Otmoor ranges.

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Guidance: Train to teach in England: non UK applicants

Guidance: Train to teach in England: non UK applicants

Find out what you’ll need to train to teach in England, including information about qualifications, visas and immigration, and financial support.

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Government nearly half way to recruiting 20,000 more officers

Government nearly half way to recruiting 20,000 more officers

Figures show an extra 9,814 police officers have been recruited as the government launches its Beating Crime Plan.

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Guidance: Rye harbour: passage, pilot and mooring information for boaters

Guidance: Rye harbour: passage, pilot and mooring information for boaters

Navigation, passage planning, pilotage service, mooring details and charges for boaters using Rye Harbour.

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Guidance: National flu immunisation programme plan

Guidance: National flu immunisation programme plan

The annual flu letter describes the national flu immunisation programme and outlines which groups are eligible for flu vaccination.

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Guidance: Common basic data set (CBDS): database

Guidance: Common basic data set (CBDS): database

The latest common basic data set (CBDS) and version control log for use by software suppliers developing management information systems.

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Transparency data: Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2021

Transparency data: Common basic data set (CBDS): requests for change (RFC) 2021

Completed RFCs that we'll make to the CBDS during 2021, including details of the change and the reasons for the request.

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Guidance: Larger eight toothed European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus)

Guidance: Larger eight toothed European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus)

Information about the larger eight-toothed European spruce bark beetle, including how to report sightings.

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Corporate report: Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA): Corporate plan financial years 2021 to 2024

Corporate report: Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA): Corporate plan financial years 2021 to 2024

This corporate plan sets out the strategic objectives for the SDA for the financial years 2021 to 2024

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Guidance: United Kingdom Single Issuing Authority (UKSIA)

Guidance: 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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Transparency data: MOD: workforce management information January to December 2021

Transparency data: MOD: workforce management information January to December 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Coventry sex offender handed immediate prison term

Coventry sex offender handed immediate prison term

Martyn Croucher has had his sentence increased following an intervention by the Solicitor General, the Rt Hon Lucy Frazer QC MP.

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Correspondence: Treasury Direction made by the Chancellor under Section 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020

Correspondence: Treasury Direction made by the Chancellor under Section 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020

Treasury Direction made by the Chancellor under Section 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 The Chancellor has made a further Treasury Direction in relation to Grant 5 under Section 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

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Promotional material: Human papillomavirus (HPV): vaccination record card

Promotional material: Human papillomavirus (HPV): vaccination record card

HPV universal vaccination record card

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Form: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination consent form

Form: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination consent form

The HPV universal vaccination consent form effective from September 2021.

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Changes from previous school census

Changes from previous school census

Any changes to the information we ask for or how it should be provided since the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

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Check your data

Check your data

Information on validating your data, resolving errors and checking any funding reports that use your school census return.

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Census dates

Census dates

Find out when the school census will open for each term and what to do in unusual circumstances.

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Which schools and pupils to include

Which schools and pupils to include

Find out which schools and pupils are in scope for the school census.

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Data items 2021 to 2022

Data items 2021 to 2022

Guidance about every piece of information you need to send us in autumn 2021, spring and summer 2022.

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Official Statistics: Police officer uplift, quarterly update to June 2021

Official Statistics: Police officer uplift, quarterly update to June 2021

Quarterly update on progress with the recruitment of an additional 20,000 police officers in England and Wales.

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Decision: Falconhurst School

Decision: Falconhurst School

The schools adjudicator’s admission variation decision about Falconhurst School.

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Guidance: Red, amber and green list rules for entering England

Guidance: Red, amber and green list rules for entering England

Countries rated as red, amber or green for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rules you must follow to enter England.

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UK travel update: government waives quarantine for arrivals fully vaccinated from  Europe and USA while also confirming international cruise restart

UK travel update: government waives quarantine for arrivals fully vaccinated from Europe and USA while also confirming international cruise restart

The latest steps towards reopening international travel make it easier for people vaccinated in Europe or the USA to travel to England.

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Promotional material: HPV universal vaccination: leaflet

Promotional material: HPV universal vaccination: leaflet

A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme, which became universal in September 2019.

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Notice: Competition: Space to Innovate Campaign   Alpha Drop

Notice: Competition: Space to Innovate Campaign Alpha Drop

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) campaign seeks proposals for novel and innovative future space technologies.

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Guidance: Youth offending teams: London

Guidance: Youth offending teams: London

Contact details for youth offending teams in London.

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Transparency data: DfT: workforce management information, January 2021

Transparency data: DfT: workforce management information, January 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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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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Eurasian Curlews released on the Sandringham Estate

Eurasian Curlews released on the Sandringham Estate

HRH The Prince of Wales and NE Chair, Tony Juniper, attend the release of Eurasian curlews at Sandringham Estate.

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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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Guidance: Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable

Guidance: Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable

Royal Air Force (RAF) operational low flying training timetables in 3 areas of the UK.

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Guidance: Military low flying: air weapons ranges activity

Guidance: Military low flying: air weapons ranges activity

Notification of extended operating hours and low flying activities for UK air weapons ranges: Donna Nook, Holbeach, Pembrey Sands, Tain and Cape Wrath.

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Transparency data: MOD roles and salaries: 2021

Transparency data: MOD roles and salaries: 2021

Ministry of Defence (MOD) reports on departmental roles and salaries 2021.

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Consultation outcome: Generic design assessment of General Nuclear System Limited’s UK HPR1000 reactor

Consultation outcome: Generic design assessment of General Nuclear System Limited’s UK HPR1000 reactor

We want your views on our environmental assessment of General Nuclear System Limited’s UK HPR1000 nuclear power station design.

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Policy paper: Domestic Abuse Bill 2020: factsheets

Policy paper: Domestic Abuse Bill 2020: factsheets

These factsheets provide more information about each of the provisions in the act.

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Guidance: Crime processing dates

Guidance: 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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Guidance: Understand your fishing vessel licence

Guidance: Understand your fishing vessel licence

How to understand each part of your fishing vessel licence – vessel details, conditions, schedule, annex and their current copies.

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

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

Information for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance: Civil processing dates

Guidance: Civil processing dates

Check timescales for LAA to process your work (for example, civil applications and bills).

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Guidance: Social prescribing: migrant health guide

Guidance: Social prescribing: migrant health guide

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

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Notice: Call for Nominations: Science Programme Advisory Committee

Notice: Call for Nominations: Science Programme Advisory Committee

The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for membership of its Science Programme Advisory Committee (SPAC).

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Press release: UK begins donating millions of COVID 19 vaccines overseas

Press release: UK begins donating millions of COVID 19 vaccines overseas

Foreign Secretary announces the UK will begin to deliver 9 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world to help tackle the pandemic.

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Promotional material: Leaving hospital to go to another place of care: patient leaflet

Promotional material: Leaving hospital to go to another place of care: patient leaflet

Leaflet given to patients before they are discharged to another place of care.

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Transparency data: 2021 Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for transactions over £500

Transparency data: 2021 Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for transactions over £500

View the monthly list of Forestry Commission spending (above £500) on the GPC – for transactions made in 2021.

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Transparency data: Forestry Commission spend over £25,000 (2021)

Transparency data: Forestry Commission spend over £25,000 (2021)

As part of the government’s commitment to improve transparency, the Forestry Commission publishes all its expenditure invoices over £25,000.

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Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus (COVID 19) testing

Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus (COVID 19) testing

Lists of and information about private providers who have self-declared that they meet the government’s minimum standards for the type of commercial COVID-19 testing service they offer.

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Veolia / Suez merger inquiry

Veolia / Suez merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Veolia Environnement S.A. of a minority shareholding in Suez S.A. and the anticipated public takeover bid by Veolia Environnement S.A. for the remaining share capital of Suez S.A.

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Guidance: Special educational needs person level survey 2022: guide and technical specification

Guidance: Special educational needs person level survey 2022: guide and technical specification

Guide, technical specification and validation rules for local authorities completing returns for the person level 2022 special educational needs survey (SEN2).

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Policy paper: Data saves lives: reshaping health and social care with data (draft)

Policy paper: Data saves lives: reshaping health and social care with data (draft)

The draft strategy sets out ambitious plans to harness the potential of data in health and care, while maintaining the highest standards of privacy and ethics.

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Guidance: Legal Aid Agency payments to providers

Guidance: Legal Aid Agency payments to providers

Check dates for processing (crime and civil) and planned BACS payments, get financial statements, switch to variable monthly payments.

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Promotional material: The Graduate route: information for international students

Promotional material: The Graduate route: information for international students

Information for international students looking to apply to the Graduate route, including eligibility, how to apply, accessing your immigration status (eVisa) and conditions of the route.

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Transparency data: Migration Advisory Committee meeting minutes 2020

Transparency data: Migration Advisory Committee meeting minutes 2020

Minutes of meetings held by the Migration Advisory Committee in 2020.

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Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

The variation effective from 00:01 Friday 30 July 2021 and Sunday 2 August 2021

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Guidance: E learning: tackling modern slavery in public sector supply chains

Guidance: E learning: tackling modern slavery in public sector supply chains

E-learning course developed by the government to help public sector commercial staff identify and mitigate modern slavery risks in their procurements.

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Corporate report: Non Statutory Inquiry (NSI) report following a fatality during the Basic Sea Safety Course at Horsea Island, Portsmouth on 18 October 2019

Corporate report: Non Statutory Inquiry (NSI) report following a fatality during the Basic Sea Safety Course at Horsea Island, Portsmouth on 18 October 2019

Non-Statutory Inquiry (NSI) report following a fatality during the Sea Survival Module phase of a Basic Sea Safety Course at Horsea Island, Portsmouth on 18 October 2019.

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Policy paper: The United Kingdom’s Revised Coverage Schedule to the Agreement on Government Procurement as a result of the modification to the UK’s Appendix I

Policy paper: The United Kingdom’s Revised Coverage Schedule to the Agreement on Government Procurement as a result of the modification to the UK’s Appendix I

In March 2021 the UK notified GPA Parties of the update to its list of entities and as a result this update has now come into force.

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Guidance: The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for the North West of England and the Isle of Man

Guidance: The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for the North West of England and the Isle of Man

The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for the north-west of England and the Isle of Man (NW RFCA) is the organisation that supports and promotes the Reserve Forces of all three Armed Services and the three Cadet organisations in the region.

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Policy paper: The United Kingdom’s Revised Coverage Schedule to the Agreement on Government Procurement as a result of the modification to the UK’s Appendix I

Policy paper: The United Kingdom’s Revised Coverage Schedule to the Agreement on Government Procurement as a result of the modification to the UK’s Appendix I

In March 2021 the UK notified GPA Parties of the update to its list of entities and as a result this update has now come into force.

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Statistical data set: Monthly Workforce Management Information

Statistical data set: Monthly Workforce Management Information

Monthly Workforce Management Information

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HRH The Princess Royal opens the new RFCA headquarters

HRH The Princess Royal opens the new RFCA headquarters

The Princess Royal officially opened the new headquarters at the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for the North West of England and Isle of Man (NW RFCA) and sealed a time capsule.

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Guidance: Barring unsuitable individuals from managing independent schools

Guidance: Barring unsuitable individuals from managing independent schools

Prohibiting unsuitable people from managing independent schools, academies and free schools or governing a local-authority-maintained school.

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National Statistics: Police workforce open data tables

National Statistics: Police workforce open data tables

Breakdowns of workforce numbers by police force area, English region and Wales.

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Guidance: APHA laboratory test submissions and price lists

Guidance: APHA laboratory test submissions and price lists

Guidance on the Animal and Plant Health Agency laboratory testing services and prices for animal disease diagnosis.

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National Statistics: Civil Service statistics: 2021

National Statistics: Civil Service statistics: 2021

Civil Service Statistics presents detailed information on the UK Civil Service workforce as at 31 March 2021, including on pay, diversity and location.

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Guidance: Publish an annual modern slavery statement

Guidance: Publish an annual modern slavery statement

Information to help you identify if your organisation needs to publish a modern slavery statement and best practice guidance on producing a statement.

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Cellnex / CK Hutchison UK towers merger inquiry

Cellnex / CK Hutchison UK towers merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition of the passive infrastructure assets of CK Hutchison Networks Europe Investments S.À R.L in the UK by Cellnex UK Limited.

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Guidance: Find a Skills Bootcamp

Guidance: Find a Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks. Details of the courses and locations available to eligible adults including how to apply.

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Research: Sentinel surveillance of blood borne virus testing in England: 2020

Research: Sentinel surveillance of blood borne virus testing in England: 2020

Data from laboratories testing for hepatitis and HIV across all PHE Centre areas of England.

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Speech: Defence Secretary National Flagship Engagement Day speech

Speech: Defence Secretary National Flagship Engagement Day speech

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace speaking at the National Flagship Engagement Day

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Speech: Defence Secretary National Flagship Engagement Day speech

Speech: Defence Secretary National Flagship Engagement Day speech

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace speaking at the National Flagship Engagement Day

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Guidance: Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Guidance: Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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UK and Kenya sign new Defence Cooperation Agreement to tackle shared threat from Al Shabaab

UK and Kenya sign new Defence Cooperation Agreement to tackle shared threat from Al Shabaab

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence Dr Monica Juma signed the deal after agreeing to step up UK support for the key security partner

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Statistical data set: Price Paid Data

Statistical data set: Price Paid Data

Download the Price Paid Data (PPD) in text or CSV format and access our linked data.

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Research: Hen harriers: tracking programme update

Research: Hen harriers: tracking programme update

Data collected since 2002 on hen harrier dispersal behaviour.

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Statistical data set: Unclaimed estates list

Statistical data set: Unclaimed estates list

A list of unclaimed estates held by the Treasury Solicitor. Last updated 28th July 2021

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Press release: PM to welcome President Kenyatta for talks on boosting UK Kenya partnership: 28 July 2021

Press release: PM to welcome President Kenyatta for talks on boosting UK Kenya partnership: 28 July 2021

The Prime Minister will welcome Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to Chequers this afternoon.

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Guidance: Recruitment: privacy information notice

Guidance: Recruitment: privacy information notice

This notice is provided in accordance with data protection legislation which incorporates the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students

List of institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under the Student and Child Student routes.

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