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£338 million package to further fuel active travel boom

£338 million package to further fuel active travel boom

Funding for infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes' effects are properly assessed.

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Press release: PM meeting with Prime Minister of Somalia: 29 July 2021

Press release: PM meeting with Prime Minister of Somalia: 29 July 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Mohamed Roble, Prime Minister of Somalia, at the Global Education Summit in London today.

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Press release: PM meeting with President of Nigeria: 29 July 2021

Press release: PM meeting with President of Nigeria: 29 July 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Global Education Summit in London today.

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Press release: PM meeting with President of the Republic of Ghana: 29 July 2021

Press release: PM meeting with President of the Republic of Ghana: 29 July 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with President Nana Akudo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana in London.

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Speech: PM speech at the Global Education Summit: 29 July 2021

Speech: PM speech at the Global Education Summit: 29 July 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the Global Education Summit.

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Transparency data: COVID 19: SAGE register of participants’ interests

Transparency data: COVID 19: SAGE register of participants’ interests

SAGE participants register of personal or business interests.

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Chancellor in Scotland: Scots getting back into work after furlough

Chancellor in Scotland: Scots getting back into work after furlough

The Chancellor today praised the “inspiring” people and businesses of Scotland during a visit to meet those supported by the UK Government’s £352 billion Plan for Jobs.

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Guidance: Contingency planning: marine pollution preparedness and response

Guidance: Contingency planning: marine pollution preparedness and response

MCA guidelines for ports to ensure a co-ordinated local and national response to an oil spill.

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Guidance: What your NHS COVID Pass letter tells you (easy read)

Guidance: What your NHS COVID Pass letter tells you (easy read)

Easy-read version of the non-personal information in your NHS COVID Pass letter about your COVID-19 status.

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Guidance: UK commercial spaceflight: apply for a licence

Guidance: UK commercial spaceflight: apply for a licence

How to apply for a licence to conduct a commercial spaceflight activity from the UK.

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Guidance: Using the recognition gateway: how to guide

Guidance: Using the recognition gateway: how to guide

The gateway enables you to communicate and seek information about what it means, and involves, to be recognised and regulated by Ofqual.

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Guidance: Getting help with daily activities outside your home during coronavirus

Guidance: Getting help with daily activities outside your home during coronavirus

If you have a disability or are more vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), this guidance outlines some voluntary extra steps that you and those helping you can take to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19.

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Guidance: Cervical screening: submitting research proposals

Guidance: Cervical screening: submitting research proposals

How to submit research proposals to the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (CSP).

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Press release: Leicestershire beauty spot declared SSSI

Press release: Leicestershire beauty spot declared SSSI

Rare wildflowers, wildlife and medieval earthworks help Johnson’s Meadows win protected status.

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Guidance: Specialist Quality Mark Services from April 2022

Guidance: Specialist Quality Mark Services from April 2022

Information for organisations interested in administering LAA's Specialist Quality Mark from April 2022.

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Guidance: Supplier Cyber Protection Service

Guidance: Supplier Cyber Protection Service

This service allows the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and industry partners to manage cyber risk across the defence supply chain.

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Guidance: Secretaries (for marriages) of synagogues: advice for marriage ceremonies

Guidance: Secretaries (for marriages) of synagogues: advice for marriage ceremonies

Explains the roles and responsibilities of secretaries (for marriages) of synagogues at marriage ceremonies.

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Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Guidance: COVID 19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding

Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

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Regulation: General Qualifications Alternative Awarding Framework

Regulation: General Qualifications Alternative Awarding Framework

Regulatory requirements for awarding organisations offering specific general qualifications in 2021 in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Guidance: E10 petrol explained

Guidance: E10 petrol explained

Learn about the benefits of E10 petrol and use our vehicle checker to confirm whether your vehicle is compatible with E10.

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Guidance: DIO technical guidance documents

Guidance: DIO technical guidance documents

Guidance for the safe and efficient design, use and maintenance of services, equipment and infrastructure on the MOD estate.

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Press release: Build Back Better Business Council meeting: 29 July 2021

Press release: Build Back Better Business Council meeting: 29 July 2021

PM Boris Johnson chaired a meeting of the Build Back Better Business Council.

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Dstl wargames the power of influence

Dstl wargames the power of influence

Attendees of Dstl's inaugural Influence Wargaming Conference tested their influencing and decision-making skills against a series of real-life international scenarios.

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FOI release: SIA CCTV licence holders in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset

FOI release: SIA CCTV licence holders in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset

SIA response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the number of Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) licence holders in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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Guidance: About the Document Checking Service pilot scheme

Guidance: About the Document Checking Service pilot scheme

The Document Checking Service (DCS) pilot helps organisations digitally check whether British passports are valid.

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Press release: IP at the heart of new innovation strategy

Press release: IP at the heart of new innovation strategy

The UK government’s innovation strategy sets out how the UK aims to be a global leader in innovation and a strong intellectual property system will be key to make that happen.

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Research: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

Research: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

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

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Guidance: Domestic sewage: discharges to surface water and groundwater

Guidance: Domestic sewage: discharges to surface water and groundwater

Use this guide to understand when your waste water discharge is classed as domestic sewage.

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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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Guidance: NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

Guidance: NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

What to do if you or someone you employ is required to self-isolate. This includes being contacted by NHS Test and Trace, self-isolation rules and financial support.

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Press release: South East flood protection receives record government investment

Press release: South East flood protection receives record government investment

Homes and businesses in the South East will be better protected from flooding and coastal erosion under plans published today by the Government and Environment Agency.

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Transparency data: NIO transparency data on GPC and spending over £25,000   June 2021

Transparency data: NIO transparency data on GPC and spending over £25,000 June 2021

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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Press release: Presidential visit strengthens healthcare partnership with Kenya

Press release: Presidential visit strengthens healthcare partnership with Kenya

The healthcare partnership between Kenya and the UK government has been strengthened through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

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Notice: CM2 6UH, Magri Builders Limited: environmental permit application advertisement  EPR/TB3298AB/A001

Notice: CM2 6UH, Magri Builders Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/TB3298AB/A001

View the application submitted by Magri Builders Limited for Pole Hole Farm, Pye Corner, Gilston, Hertfordshire, CM20 2RP.

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Policy paper: Internal Drainage Districts in southern England

Policy paper: Internal Drainage Districts in southern England

Arrangements on how to manage flood risk in areas of southern England known as internal drainage districts.

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'The Frying Scotsman' British made green cars exported by train which runs on used vegetable oil

'The Frying Scotsman' British made green cars exported by train which runs on used vegetable oil

New eco-locomotive highlights the important role rail freight can play to make transport greener.

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Transparency data: HM Treasury Senior Officials Travel Expenses, Hospitality and the Permanent Secretaries Meetings with External Organisations: January to March 2021

Transparency data: HM Treasury Senior Officials Travel Expenses, Hospitality and the Permanent Secretaries Meetings with External Organisations: January to March 2021

Travel and hospitality used by HM Treasury senior officials at Senior Civil Service 2 (or equivalent) and above.

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Guidance: Privacy Notice for Civil Service Modernisation and Reform

Guidance: Privacy Notice for Civil Service Modernisation and Reform

How the Modernisation and Reform Programme will use your personal data, and what your rights are.

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Research: Rainfall and river flow: weekly reports for England

Research: 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: Digital and technology spend controls: non pipeline process (version 4)

Guidance: Digital and technology spend controls: non pipeline process (version 4)

Use the old digital and technology spend controls guidance if your organisation is yet to transition to the new pipeline process.

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Decision: Greenfields Junior School

Decision: Greenfields Junior School

The schools adjudicator’s admission variation decision about Greenfields Junior School.

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COVID 19 vaccine surveillance report published

COVID 19 vaccine surveillance report published

National coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine surveillance report, including estimated number of hospitalisations and deaths prevented.

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Transparency data: Workforce management information: Government Actuary's Department 2021 22

Transparency data: Workforce management information: Government Actuary's Department 2021 22

Information on the workforce management information for the Government Actuary's Department.

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Weekly national flu and COVID 19 surveillance reports published

Weekly national flu and COVID 19 surveillance reports published

National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

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Guidance: Designations under coronavirus (COVID 19) regulations

Guidance: Designations under coronavirus (COVID 19) regulations

This guidance sets out who has been designated under COVID-19 regulations by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to take enforcement action.

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Research: COVID 19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: Spotlights

Research: COVID 19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: Spotlights

Spotlight reports are part of the COVID-19: mental health and wellbeing surveillance report. They describe variation among the population.

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Research: COVID 19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: report

Research: COVID 19 mental health and wellbeing surveillance: report

This is a routinely updated report about population mental health and wellbeing in England during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Consultation outcome: UK SMI Q 2: QA in the diagnostic virology and serology laboratory

Consultation outcome: UK SMI Q 2: QA in the diagnostic virology and serology laboratory

This consultation asked for feedback on UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations Q 2: quality assurance in the diagnostic virology and serology laboratory.

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Research: COVID 19 vaccine surveillance reports

Research: COVID 19 vaccine surveillance reports

Data on the real-world effectiveness and impact of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Research: GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2021

Research: 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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Official Statistics: National flu and COVID 19 surveillance reports: 2021 to 2022 season

Official Statistics: National flu and COVID 19 surveillance reports: 2021 to 2022 season

National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

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Official Statistics: Weekly all cause mortality surveillance: 2021 to 2022

Official Statistics: Weekly all cause mortality surveillance: 2021 to 2022

How the actual number of deaths in England compare to expected numbers for each week.

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Research: National ambulance syndromic surveillance: weekly bulletins 2021

Research: 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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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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Guidance: Guide to Handling Correspondence

Guidance: Guide to Handling Correspondence

This guidance covers the handling of correspondence from MPs, Peers, Members of the Devolved Parliaments and Assemblies, and members of the public.

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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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Research: Public Procurement Review Service

Research: 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: DHSC: spending over £500, June 2021

Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £500, June 2021

Department of Health and Social Care spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £25,000, June 2021

Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £25,000, June 2021

Reports on departmental spending over £25,000.

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Guidance: Common transfer file 21: specification

Guidance: Common transfer file 21: specification

Technical documents for software suppliers for common transfer file (CTF) 21.

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Guidance: Leek and Upper Hulme firing times

Guidance: Leek and Upper Hulme firing times

Firing times for Leek and Upper Hulme Training area. These also cover Fleet Green, Forkhill, Lum Edge, Herbage, Mermaid, Merryton Low, Morridge, Oxbatch, Revidge, Strines and Swallow Moss.

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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: World Trade Organization General Council, July 2021: UK statements

Speech: World Trade Organization General Council, July 2021: UK statements

The UK's Permanent Representative to the WTO in Geneva, Simon Manley, spoke on a variety of agenda items at the WTO General Council 28-29 July 2021.

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Notice: Notice to Traders 55/21   Imports of Garlic from Countries other than China and EU Member States under Statutory Instrument No. 2020/1432

Notice: Notice to Traders 55/21 Imports of Garlic from Countries other than China and EU Member States under Statutory Instrument No. 2020/1432

This notice explains how the rules are applied to this quota and how to apply for a licence.

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Guidance: Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and leaving care: funding instructions

Guidance: Unaccompanied asylum seeking children and leaving care: funding instructions

Instructions to local authorities about funding for the support and care of former and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).

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Guidance: River Thames: restrictions and closures

Guidance: 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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Guidance: China: country policy and information notes

Guidance: China: 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: The Skiff Club Regatta 2021: river restriction notice

Notice: The Skiff Club Regatta 2021: river restriction notice

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

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Research: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

Research: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA

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

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: workers

List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.

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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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Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Guidance: Otterburn firing times

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

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Guidance: Manorbier range firing/flying notice

Guidance: Manorbier range firing/flying notice

Dates and times of planned live firing for Manorbier firing range.

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Guidance: Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) firing times

Guidance: Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) firing times

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

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Corporate report: Parole Board Performance Data for 2020/2021

Corporate report: Parole Board Performance Data for 2020/2021

The Parole Board is publishing its Annual Report and Accounts for 2020/21 in Autumn 2021. In the meantime, the Parole Board is pleased to publish its member biographies, performance data and register of interests.

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Policy paper: National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

Policy paper: National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

A scheme to provide support for pupils and students most affected by disruption to their education as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Statutory guidance: Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance: Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

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Decision: City of London Academy

Decision: City of London Academy

The schools adjudicator’s admission objection decision about City of London Academy.

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Guidance: Quarantine and testing if you've been in an amber list country

Guidance: Quarantine and testing if you've been in an amber list country

What to do before and after you arrive in England if you’ve been in an amber list country in the 10 days before you arrive.

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Guidance: Requests for opinions: 2021

Guidance: Requests for opinions: 2021

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

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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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Notice: Notice to Traders 58/21   Imports of Sugar under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

Notice: Notice to Traders 58/21 Imports of Sugar under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

This notice explains how the rules are applied to this quota and how to apply for a licence.

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North Devon company fined for pollution that devastated fish population

North Devon company fined for pollution that devastated fish population

The North Devon company that caused a pollution incident leading to a devastating fish kill on the River Mole near South Molton has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £9,836 in costs.

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Notice: Notice to Traders 57/21   Imports of Rice under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

Notice: Notice to Traders 57/21 Imports of Rice under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

This notice explains how the rules are applied to this quota and how to apply for a licence.

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National Grid / PPL WPD Investments Merger Inquiry

National Grid / PPL WPD Investments Merger Inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by National Grid Holdings One plc of PPL WPD Investments Limited.

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Notice: Notice to Traders 56/21   Imports of Olive Oil from Tunisia under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

Notice: Notice to Traders 56/21 Imports of Olive Oil from Tunisia under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

This notice explains how the rules are applied to this quota and how to apply for a licence.

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Corporate report: Service Inquiry report following the deaths of two potential Recruits following the Common Selection Process

Corporate report: Service Inquiry report following the deaths of two potential Recruits following the Common Selection Process

Service Inquiry report following the deaths of two potential Recruits following their involvement in the Common Selection Process at the Army Recruiting Group Assessment Centre, Lichfield on 17 and 27 November 2019.

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Statistics: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority – Statistics at CICA

Statistics: Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority – Statistics at CICA

Anonymised data on cases resolved by CICA

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Guidance: Marine pollution (MARPOL) annex II surveyors

Guidance: Marine pollution (MARPOL) annex II surveyors

Guidance concerning the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships (MARPOL) surveyors

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COVID 19: update on changes to Veterans UK Services

COVID 19: update on changes to Veterans UK Services

As COVID-19 restrictions ease the latest information on changes to Veterans UK Services can be found here.

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Notice: Notice to Traders 53/21 Import of Frozen Beef and Veal Quota (GATT) under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

Notice: Notice to Traders 53/21 Import of Frozen Beef and Veal Quota (GATT) under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432

This notice explains how the rules are applied to this quota and how to apply for a licence.

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Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

Corporate report: Legal Aid Agency Business Plan 2021 to 2022

The Legal Aid Agency's business priorities between April 2021 and March 2022.

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Guidance: National Skills Fund

Guidance: National Skills Fund

An overview of the National Skills Fund which aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects and support the economy.

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Guidance: Find a free level 3 qualification

Guidance: Find a free level 3 qualification

Details of free level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults and the colleges and training providers who are currently able to offer free places.

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Guidance: Free courses for jobs

Guidance: Free courses for jobs

Details of the free courses and qualifications for adults (19+) available through the government’s Plan for Jobs including eligibility criteria and how to apply.

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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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Guidance: Bans on F gas in new products and equipment: current and future

Guidance: Bans on F gas in new products and equipment: current and future

Uses of fluorinated gases (F gases) that are banned or will be banned in the future.

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