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Guidance: Haulier advice site locations

Guidance: Haulier advice site locations

Find sites where HGV and coach drivers can get free COVID-19 tests and check their documents to transport goods to the EU.

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Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu)

Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu)

How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, and measures to prevent it.

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Policy paper: Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 regions and nations factsheets

Policy paper: Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 regions and nations factsheets

Measures announced in Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 in the regions and nations of the United Kingdom.

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Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu): cases and disease control zones in England

Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu): cases and disease control zones in England

Current and suspected cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in the UK and the disease control measures in place.

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Guidance: How to quarantine at home if you’re not fully vaccinated

Guidance: How to quarantine at home if you’re not fully vaccinated

What to do when you need to quarantine at home or in the place you're staying after you arrive in England from abroad.

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Guidance: Unaccompanied minors arriving from a red list country to attend boarding school

Guidance: Unaccompanied minors arriving from a red list country to attend boarding school

How unaccompanied students under 18 years old can quarantine in boarding school accommodation.

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Guidance: Quarantine arrangements for exempt nurses arriving from overseas

Guidance: Quarantine arrangements for exempt nurses arriving from overseas

What NHS trusts must do to provide managed quarantine accommodation for nurses arriving in England to work for the NHS if they've passed through red-list countries.

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Guidance: Exemptions from managed quarantine for compassionate reasons

Guidance: Exemptions from managed quarantine for compassionate reasons

Who can apply to quarantine in a different location for compassionate reasons, and how to apply.

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Guidance: Medical reasons for not staying in a quarantine hotel

Guidance: Medical reasons for not staying in a quarantine hotel

Who may quarantine in a different location to a quarantine hotel for medical reasons, and how to apply.

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Guidance: Unaccompanied higher and further education students under 18 arriving from a red list country

Guidance: Unaccompanied higher and further education students under 18 arriving from a red list country

Where you can quarantine if you are an unaccompanied student under the age of 18 arriving in England from a red list country.

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Press release: PM call with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa: 26 November 2021

Press release: PM call with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa: 26 November 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Research: Coronavirus (COVID 19) vaccines adverse reactions

Research: Coronavirus (COVID 19) vaccines adverse reactions

A weekly report covering adverse reactions to approved COVID-19 vaccines

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

Guidance: 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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Guidance: Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel if you’ve been in a red list country

Guidance: Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel if you’ve been in a red list country

How to book a quarantine hotel and coronavirus (COVID-19) tests if you've been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

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Press release: VIP seal of approval for £43 million M6 junction improvements

Press release: VIP seal of approval for £43 million M6 junction improvements

National Highways’ innovative £43 million project to tackle congestion at one of the busiest motorway junctions in the North West is now fully up and running – with a VIP welcome.

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Guidance: I VMS type approval programme

Guidance: I VMS type approval programme

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is conducting a programme to assess vessel monitoring systems to identify devices that meet its technical specifications for reporting of location, heading and speed by under 12m fishing vessels.

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Guidance: List of I VMS type approved devices for under 12 metre English vessels

Guidance: List of I VMS type approved devices for under 12 metre English vessels

Information to support commercial fishers on under 12 metre English vessels.

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Guidance: Exclusion from the UK: decisions and orders

Guidance: Exclusion from the UK: decisions and orders

Decisions and orders made by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on the exclusion of foreign nationals from the UK.

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Decision: Sunderland City Council: direction revoked

Decision: Sunderland City Council: direction revoked

The direction issued by DfE to Sunderland City Council about children's social care services has been revoked.

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Guidance: Using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England

Guidance: Using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England

How to use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad and domestically at venues and settings in England.

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Joint statement from UK China Health Dialogue

Joint statement from UK China Health Dialogue

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid and China’s Health Minister Ma Xiaowei agreed to develop joint health plan for collaboration

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Guidance: COVID 19 test validation approved products

Guidance: COVID 19 test validation approved products

Find out which COVID-19 test products have been approved.

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Guidance: Deporting foreign nationals on conducive grounds

Guidance: Deporting foreign nationals on conducive grounds

Immigration staff guidance about deportation on the ground it is conducive to the public good.

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Press release: PM meeting with Prime Minister of Poland: 26 November 2021

Press release: PM meeting with Prime Minister of Poland: 26 November 2021

The Prime Minister welcomed Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, to Downing Street today.

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Guidance: Processes and factors in UK Export Finance consideration of applications

Guidance: Processes and factors in UK Export Finance consideration of applications

Guidance to applicants on how UK Export Finance processes applications and the principal factors that it takes into account.

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Guidance: Plant imports: authorised border control posts in the UK

Guidance: Plant imports: authorised border control posts in the UK

A list of places where you can bring consignments of plants, seeds and produce into the UK, including ports and airports.

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Press release: Union Connectivity Review plans overhaul to Welsh transport

Press release: Union Connectivity Review plans overhaul to Welsh transport

Prime Minister underlines commitment to better transport connections between Wales and rest of the UK as UK Government publishes the Union Connectivity Review.

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Guidance: Langport Range and dry training area firing notice

Guidance: Langport Range and dry training area firing notice

Firing schedule for Langport Range and dry training area (LRDTA).

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Guidance: Public appointments for Ministry of Defence

Guidance: Public appointments for Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is responsible for making public appointments to a range of public bodies and public corporations.

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Decision: St Michael's Easthampstead C of E Primary School: 26 November 2021

Decision: St Michael's Easthampstead C of E Primary School: 26 November 2021

The schools adjudicator’s admission variation decision about St Michael's Easthampstead Church of England Primary School.

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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: Vietnam: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Guidance: Vietnam: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Where to get tested for tuberculosis (TB) in Vietnam for your UK visa application.

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Guidance: Drink drive rehabilitation scheme: areas and course providers

Guidance: Drink drive rehabilitation scheme: areas and course providers

A list of approved drink-drive rehabilitation scheme course providers and the areas where they provide courses in England and Scotland.

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Farming Equipment and Technology Fund: Round 1 manual

Farming Equipment and Technology Fund: Round 1 manual

The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) provides investment towards specific items of equipment which will improve productivity and efficiency for farming, horticultural and forestry businesses.

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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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Statistical data set: Returns and detention datasets

Statistical data set: Returns and detention datasets

Listing of the detailed returns and detention datasets.

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RFCA for Wales welcome 130 guests to Annual Briefing

RFCA for Wales welcome 130 guests to Annual Briefing

The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales welcomed more than 130 guests to its Annual Briefing.

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Guidance: The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales

Guidance: 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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Press release: Scottish Government invited to work with UK Government to deliver ambitious transport improvements

Press release: Scottish Government invited to work with UK Government to deliver ambitious transport improvements

Prime Minister underlines commitment to stronger transport connections between Scotland and the rest of the UK as the UK Government publishes Sir Peter Hendy’s independent Union Connectivity Review.

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Press release: Prime Minister and Chancellor host Institutional investors roundtable

Press release: Prime Minister and Chancellor host Institutional investors roundtable

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak chaired a roundtable with representatives from UK based pension funds, insurers and venture capital investors in Downing Street.

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Corporate report: National Forest Company annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021

Corporate report: National Forest Company annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021

National Forest Company annual report and accounts April 2020 to March 2021.

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Correspondence: Termination warning notice to Severndale Specialist Academy

Correspondence: Termination warning notice to Severndale Specialist Academy

Termination warning notice to the Severndale Specialist Academy Trust in relation to Severndale Specialist Academy by the Department for Education.

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Islamist terrorist group Hamas banned in the UK

Islamist terrorist group Hamas banned in the UK

Government proscribes terrorist group Hamas in its entirety

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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: Contact details for immigration compliance and enforcement teams

Guidance: Contact details for immigration compliance and enforcement teams

Contact details for UK Visas and Immigration immigration compliance and enforcement teams.

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Research: Environment Agency 2020 data on regulated businesses in England

Research: Environment Agency 2020 data on regulated businesses in England

Data on compliance ratings, pollution inventory, pollution incidents, enforcement and waste crime for 2020.

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Guidance: Submit a contracted work and administration (CWA) claim online

Guidance: Submit a contracted work and administration (CWA) claim online

How CWA works online: how to claim, bulkloading, outcomes, new matter starts and guidance.

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Guidance: Travel with assistance dogs: transport companies and routes

Guidance: Travel with assistance dogs: transport companies and routes

Check the air, sea and rail carriers registered with the Animal and Plant Health Agency to transport assistance dogs with their owners.

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Guidance: Pet travel: approved air, sea and rail carriers and routes

Guidance: Pet travel: approved air, sea and rail carriers and routes

Check the transport companies and routes you can use to bring your pet cat, dog or ferret to England, Scotland or Wales.

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Guidance: All Reservoir Panel engineers: contact details

Guidance: All Reservoir Panel engineers: contact details

Appoint a panel engineer for your reservoir.

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Guidance: Supervising Engineer Panel engineers: contact details

Guidance: Supervising Engineer Panel engineers: contact details

Appoint a panel engineer for your reservoir.

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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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Farming Transformation Fund    Water Management grant manual

Farming Transformation Fund Water Management grant manual

The Farming Transformation Fund provides grants for eligible beneficiaries to invest in their businesses to improve productivity, profitability and enhance environmental sustainability

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Guidance: DAO qualification handbooks: level 3 courses

Guidance: DAO qualification handbooks: level 3 courses

Qualifications, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for Defence Awarding Organisation courses.

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Guidance: DAO qualification handbooks: level 4 courses

Guidance: DAO qualification handbooks: level 4 courses

Qualifications, learning outcomes and assessment criteria for Defence Awarding Organisation courses.

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Style guide

Style guide

The Government Digital Service (GDS) style guide covers style points for content.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19) A to Z

Coronavirus (COVID 19) A to Z

The coronavirus (COVID-19) style guide helps people publishing content on GOV.UK to write clearly and consistently.

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Form: Other animal by products: model health certificates

Form: Other animal by products: model health certificates

Competent authorities of exporting countries should use the relevant model health certificate as a template to create a version exporters can apply for to export other animal by-products to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

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Form: Other animal products: model health certificates

Form: Other animal products: model health certificates

Competent authorities of exporting countries should use the relevant model health certificate as a template to create a version exporters can apply for to export other animal products to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

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Guidance: Armed forces pensions

Guidance: Armed forces pensions

Information related to the Armed Forces Pension Schemes.

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Press release: SIA and HMRC operation to check on illegal working practices in the security industry

Press release: SIA and HMRC operation to check on illegal working practices in the security industry

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Bradford and Glasgow last week to ensure that security staff were employed legitimately and treated fairly.

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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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Section A   Governance

Section A Governance

Rules about governance of awarding organisations, including management of conflicts of interest, risks, incidents and malpractice

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Ofqual Handbook: General Conditions of Recognition

Ofqual Handbook: General Conditions of Recognition

Rules and guidance for all awarding organisations and all regulated qualifications

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Consultation outcome: Consultation on guidance on malpractice and maladministration

Consultation outcome: Consultation on guidance on malpractice and maladministration

Replacing our statutory guidance on malpractice and maladministration.

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New guidance for AOs on prevention of malpractice

New guidance for AOs on prevention of malpractice

Updated Ofqual guidance outlines how awarding organisations should address malpractice and maladministration.

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Notice: SY13 4JP, Amber Fox Developments Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/WB3193DR/A001

Notice: SY13 4JP, Amber Fox Developments Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/WB3193DR/A001

View the application submitted by Amber Fox Developments Limited for Yockings Gate Barn 3, Yockings Gate Farm, Black Park Road, Whitchurch, SY13 4JP.

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MOD to continue to pay annuities to members of the Victoria Cross and George Cross

MOD to continue to pay annuities to members of the Victoria Cross and George Cross

The Ministry of Defenced (MOD) will continue to pay £10,000 annuities to members of the Victoria Cross and George Cross.

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Guidance: Adopted children and children coming to the UK for adoption caseworker guidance

Guidance: Adopted children and children coming to the UK for adoption caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on considering applications for entry or leave as an adopted child or a child coming to the UK for adoption.

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Policy paper: Minutes of the Trade Specialised Committee on Customs Cooperation and Rules of Origin: 7 October 2021

Policy paper: Minutes of the Trade Specialised Committee on Customs Cooperation and Rules of Origin: 7 October 2021

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the UK and EU established working-level Specialised Committees to monitor the implementation of the TCA. The Trade Specialised Committee on Customs Cooperation and Rules of Origin met for the first time on 7 October 2021.

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Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu): cases and disease control zones in England

Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu): cases and disease control zones in England

Current and suspected cases of avian influenza (bird flu) in the UK and the disease control measures in place.

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Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu)

Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu)

How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, and measures to prevent it.

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Press release: Engineers of the future impress the professionals at careers event

Press release: Engineers of the future impress the professionals at careers event

The engineers of the future were given an insight into a career in the highways sector this week when members of the National Highways and Balfour Beatty Atkins team working on the M25 junction 10 upgrade spoke to students from East Surrey College in Redhill.

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Case study: Jupiter icy moon explorer (JUICE)

Case study: Jupiter icy moon explorer (JUICE)

A mission to make detailed observations of the giant gaseous planet Jupiter and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa.

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Improving for customers and enabling opportunity

Improving for customers and enabling opportunity

CEO Paula Sussex reflects on providing record levels of student support and how SLC is focused on making improvements for customers.

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Notice: Information on the Events Research Programme

Notice: Information on the Events Research Programme

Information for attendees and those hosting the Event Research Programme (ERP) pilot events.

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New flood scheme to protect homes next to the River Teme in Worcester

New flood scheme to protect homes next to the River Teme in Worcester

The Environment Agency is designing a new flood risk management scheme for a residential area of Worcester to protect homes from flooding.

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Decision: East Anglia Three DML variation 2

Decision: East Anglia Three DML variation 2

Details of East Anglia Three offshore wind farm variation 2 decision.

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Environment Agency rules out chemical pollution as likely cause of Teesside crab deaths??

Environment Agency rules out chemical pollution as likely cause of Teesside crab deaths??

The Environment Agency has ruled out chemical pollution as a likely cause of the deaths of thousands of crabs and lobsters that have been washed ashore along the Teesside and North Yorkshire coast

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Notice: AL9 7HF, Biffa Waste Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/SP3907LA/A001

Notice: AL9 7HF, Biffa Waste Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/SP3907LA/A001

View the application submitted by Biffa Waste Services Limited for Welham Green Hazardous Waste Transfer Station, Welham Green.

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Notice: DY5 1UF, Dartmouth Global Trading Co Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/KB3209MY/A001

Notice: DY5 1UF, Dartmouth Global Trading Co Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/KB3209MY/A001

View the application submitted by Dartmouth Global Trading Co Limited for D G T Metal Recycling Facility, Dudley.

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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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Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Details of all patent hearings that are scheduled.

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Statement to Parliament: Oral Statement on B.1.1.529 variant

Statement to Parliament: Oral Statement on B.1.1.529 variant

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has given a statement to Parliament on a new variant under investigation and action government is taking.

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Guidance: Register as a provider of children's social care services

Guidance: Register as a provider of children's social care services

Information for social care providers and managers on how to register with Ofsted and about the registration process.

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Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey – Northern Ireland, 26 November 2021

Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey – Northern Ireland, 26 November 2021

This report presents the latest findings for Northern Ireland from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey.

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Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey, UK: 26 November 2021

Official Statistics: Coronavirus (COVID 19) Infection Survey, UK: 26 November 2021

Estimates for?England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.?This survey is being delivered in partnership with the University of Oxford, University of Manchester, UK Health Security Agency and?Wellcome?Trust. This study is jointly led by the ONS and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) working with the University of Oxford and Lighthouse laboratory to collect and test samples.

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Guidance: Red list of countries and territories

Guidance: Red list of countries and territories

Check the COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for countries and territories on the red list for international travel to England.

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Guidance: Changes to registered children's social care services

Guidance: Changes to registered children's social care services

Guidance for registered providers and managers on telling Ofsted about changes and how to apply for changes to any conditions of registration.

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Guidance: Introduction to children's homes

Guidance: Introduction to children's homes

When and how to register with Ofsted if you want to open or manage a children's home or secure children's home.

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Guidance: List of authorised persons for radio surveys on UK flagged ships

Guidance: List of authorised persons for radio surveys on UK flagged ships

An international list of people who can carry out radio surveys on behalf of the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

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Policy paper: The multi agency response for adults missing from health and care settings: A national framework for England

Policy paper: The multi agency response for adults missing from health and care settings: A national framework for England

A good practice framework for local partnerships to consider when developing protocols for the response when an adult goes missing from a health or care setting.

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Notice: SY4 2HZ, Foxholes Farm Limited: environmental permit issued – EPR/KP3236RL/S003

Notice: SY4 2HZ, Foxholes Farm Limited: environmental permit issued – EPR/KP3236RL/S003

View the surrender issued under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 for Walford Land, Shrewsbury.

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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: 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: Free courses for jobs

Guidance: Free courses for jobs

Details of the free courses and qualifications to help adults (19+) gain skills for life, including eligibility criteria and how to apply.

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Official Statistics: Monthly statistics: Patents, trade marks and designs: October 2021

Official Statistics: Monthly statistics: Patents, trade marks and designs: October 2021

These statistics include monthly data for designs, patents, trade marks.

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