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News 29 November 2021


Guidance: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

Guidance: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make one

This page explains when to wear a face covering, exemptions from wearing one, and how to make your own face covering.

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Funding secured for new £5.2 million flood scheme in Hexham

Funding secured for new £5.2 million flood scheme in Hexham

An Environment Agency scheme to better protect businesses and homes from flooding on two industrial estates in Hexham is taking a step forward with the Final Business Case approved and funding secured for the £5.2million Flood Alleviation Scheme.

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Policy paper: Education Sector Advisory Group minutes

Policy paper: Education Sector Advisory Group minutes

Minutes from cross governmental group working to increase international opportunities for UK organisations in the education sector.

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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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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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CHC / Babcock merger inquiry

CHC / Babcock merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by CHC Group LLC of Offshore Helicopter Services UK Limited, Offshore Services Australasia Pty Ltd and Offshore Helicopter Services Denmark A/S (previously part of Babcock International plc’s corporate group).

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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: 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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Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

Statutory guidance: Fishing vessel licence variations

The variations effective from 00:01 Wednesday 1st December 2021

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Cargotec Corporation / Konecranes Plc Merger Inquiry

Cargotec Corporation / Konecranes Plc Merger Inquiry

The CMA is investigating the anticipated merger of Cargotec Corporation and Konecranes Plc

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Open consultation: Call for evidence to inform orbital liability and insurance policy

Open consultation: Call for evidence to inform orbital liability and insurance policy

A call for evidence seeking views on orbital liability limits and alternatives to traditional third-party liability insurance.

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Guidance: Responsibility for exams

Guidance: Responsibility for exams

Guidance for schools, colleges and exam centres on who should enter students for exams, the health arrangements for exams and the support DfE is providing.

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Statement to Parliament: Oral statement to update on the Omicron variant

Statement to Parliament: Oral statement to update on the Omicron variant

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has given a statement to Parliament on the Omicron variant and the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Transparency data: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020: equality analysis

Transparency data: Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020: equality analysis

Records of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) analysis undertaken for the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.

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Guidance: Fishing quota trading and swaps

Guidance: Fishing quota trading and swaps

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) aims to help the fishing industry maximise use of quotas.

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Guidance: Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund for adult social care

Guidance: Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund for adult social care

Information for local authorities and adult social care providers on the £162.5 million Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund.

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Guidance: National Leaders of Further Education: guidance for potential applicants

Guidance: National Leaders of Further Education: guidance for potential applicants

Find out about National Leaders of Further Education (NLFEs).

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Press release: UK government publishes pioneering standard for algorithmic transparency

Press release: UK government publishes pioneering standard for algorithmic transparency

The Central Data Digital Office is helping public sector organisations provide clear information about algorithmic tools they use to support decisions.

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Guidance: National Leaders of Governance for further education: guidance

Guidance: National Leaders of Governance for further education: guidance

Find out about National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) for further education.

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Guidance: National Leaders of Governance for further education: national leaders

Guidance: National Leaders of Governance for further education: national leaders

National Leaders of Governance (NLGs) carry out college improvement work by supporting governors and clerks to improve governance.

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Guidance: TAG unit A1 2 scheme costs

Guidance: TAG unit A1 2 scheme costs

Transport Analysis Guidance (TAG) provides information on the role of transport modelling and appraisal.

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Guidance: TAG unit A5 3 rail appraisal

Guidance: TAG unit A5 3 rail appraisal

Transport Analysis Guidance (TAG) on the appraisal of rail interventions.

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Guidance: TAG unit A5 4 marginal external costs

Guidance: TAG unit A5 4 marginal external costs

Information on the marginal external costs method in transport modelling and appraisal.

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Guidance: TAG: appraisal worksheets – proformas

Guidance: TAG: appraisal worksheets – proformas

Transport Appraisal Guidance worksheet proformas for presenting scheme costs calculations and screening results.

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Guidance: TAG: social and distributional impacts worksheets

Guidance: TAG: social and distributional impacts worksheets

Worksheets for presenting transport scheme social and distributional impact results in accordance with transport appraisal guidance.

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DIO awards new delivery partner contracts for US Visiting Forces sites

DIO awards new delivery partner contracts for US Visiting Forces sites

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has recently awarded three new contracts to support infrastructure upgrades at UK armed forces bases used by the United States Visiting Forces (USVF).

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UK Statement to to the 26th Conference of States Parties

UK Statement to to the 26th Conference of States Parties

OPCW: UK Statement to to the 26th Conference of States Parties, delivered by Baroness Goldie DL

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Guidance: Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

Guidance: Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).

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Guidance: Directory of providers

Guidance: Directory of providers

Information about legal aid providers by category of law.

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Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Mometasone Furoate 50 Microgram / Dose Nasal Spray, Suspension, PilsCo Ltd, EL (21)A/33

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Mometasone Furoate 50 Microgram / Dose Nasal Spray, Suspension, PilsCo Ltd, EL (21)A/33

Error relating to the wording on the outer carton label for Mometasone Furoate 50 Microgram / Dose Nasal Spray, supplied by PilsCo Ltd.

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Research: Avian influenza in wild birds

Research: Avian influenza in wild birds

Report on weekly findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) in wild birds in Great Britain.

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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: Start up caseworker guidance

Guidance: Start up caseworker guidance

Guidance for staff on how decisions are made about applications for new entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business in the UK for the first time.

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G7 joint statement on the Omicron variant

G7 joint statement on the Omicron variant

The joint statement issued by the G7 Health Ministers on the global threat of the new variant of COVID-19 following their meeting.

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Bona Vacantia are experiencing technical issues with our IT system.

Bona Vacantia are experiencing technical issues with our IT system.

Limited IT services due to Technical issue.

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Guidance: Changes to SIA licence linked training: flowchart

Guidance: Changes to SIA licence linked training: flowchart

This document explains what the changes mean for people applying for a door supervisor or security guard licence.

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Guidance: Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Guidance: Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire other organisations to do the same.

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Press release: MHRA statement on expansion of the COVID 19 vaccination booster programme

Press release: MHRA statement on expansion of the COVID 19 vaccination booster programme

A statement from Dr June Raine on expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination booster programme.

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Guidance: Rwanda: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Guidance: Rwanda: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

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

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Guidance: Burundi: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Guidance: Burundi: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

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

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Guidance: Police pension schemes: processing immediate detriment cases

Guidance: Police pension schemes: processing immediate detriment cases

Update in relation to previous Home Office technical guidance for processing certain immediate detriment cases as part of the McCloud/Sargeant pensions litigation.

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Independent report: UK vaccine response to the Omicron variant: JCVI advice

Independent report: UK vaccine response to the Omicron variant: JCVI advice

Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant.

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Environment Agency progressing plans to protect Worcestershire village from flooding

Environment Agency progressing plans to protect Worcestershire village from flooding

£1.8 million scheme will protect homes and business in historical village of Severn Stoke.

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Guidance: Special schools and other specialist settings: coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance: Special schools and other specialist settings: coronavirus (COVID 19)

What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: DVLA Coronavirus (COVID 19) update

Guidance: DVLA Coronavirus (COVID 19) update

Find out the date of applications we are processing and how to access our online services.

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Guidance: Transport to schools and colleges during the COVID 19 pandemic

Guidance: Transport to schools and colleges during the COVID 19 pandemic

What those responsible for transport to schools and colleges will need to do during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guidance: Balai Directive: approved premises

Guidance: Balai Directive: approved premises

Institutes, centres and premises in Great Britain approved to move animals, semen and embryos covered by the Balai Directive.

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Guidance: Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Guidance: Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.

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Guidance: Protective measures for holiday or after school clubs and other out of school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Guidance: Protective measures for holiday or after school clubs and other out of school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak

Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Guidance: Dublin Regulation and Eurodac: age assessment

Guidance: Dublin Regulation and Eurodac: age assessment

Asylum policy guidance on requests for information from Eurodac or under Article 34 of the Dublin Regulation (EU) No.604/2013, for age assessment purposes.

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Press release: All aboard: New autonomous passenger shuttle service trialled in Oxfordshire

Press release: All aboard: New autonomous passenger shuttle service trialled in Oxfordshire

An autonomous shuttle will transport passengers around Harwell Science and Innovation Campus for a trial funded by the UK Space Agency and ESA.

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Notice: ME17 1LT, Rumwood Green Farm Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/VB3994VX/A001

Notice: ME17 1LT, Rumwood Green Farm Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/VB3994VX/A001

View the application submitted by Rumwood Green Farm Ltd for Hill Farm East, Lenham Road, Ulcombe, Maidstone, ME17 1LT.

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Notice: SS17 9ER, London Gateway Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement   EPR/UB3494NF/A001

Notice: SS17 9ER, London Gateway Services Limited: environmental permit application advertisement EPR/UB3494NF/A001

View the application submitted by London Gateway Services Limited for Plot 1060, West 5, North Sea Crossing, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 9ER.

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Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Diuril Oral Solution (unlicensed medicine), Mawdsley Brooks & Company Limited, EL (21)A/32

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Diuril Oral Solution (unlicensed medicine), Mawdsley Brooks & Company Limited, EL (21)A/32

Error with the patient information leaflet (PIL) that has been provided with Diuril Oral Solution, supplied by Mawdsley-Brooks & Company Limited.

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Guidance: Pakistan: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

Guidance: Pakistan: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa

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

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Guidance: Update to Surveillance Camera Code

Guidance: Update to Surveillance Camera Code

An updated Code was laid before Parliament on 16 November 2021.

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Guidance: Countering hybrid warfare project

Guidance: Countering hybrid warfare project

Countering hybrid warfare (CHW) is a multinational project to help understand the nature and character of modern hybrid threats.

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Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

Information on Dartmoor Training Area's firing times.

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Guidance: Youth offending teams: Midlands

Guidance: Youth offending teams: Midlands

Contact details for youth offending teams in the Midlands.

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Policy paper: Joining up on future technologies: Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum technology horizon scanning programme

Policy paper: Joining up on future technologies: Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum technology horizon scanning programme

The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) has launched a technology horizon scanning programme, to provide a coherent view of new and emerging digital markets and technologies.

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Correspondence: Government's response to the Biometrics Commissioner's annual report 2020

Correspondence: Government's response to the Biometrics Commissioner's annual report 2020

The government's response to the Biometrics Commissioner's annual report 2020.

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Policy paper: Biometrics Commissioner: annual report 2020

Policy paper: Biometrics Commissioner: annual report 2020

The annual report of the Biometrics Commissioner for 2020.

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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 29th November 2021

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Policy paper: Mortgage Prisoner Review

Policy paper: Mortgage Prisoner Review

The Financial Conduct Authority's review of data on mortgage prisoners.

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Guidance: Rural Payments service: registering and updating your details

Guidance: Rural Payments service: registering and updating your details

How to register and update your personal, business and land details on the Rural Payments service.

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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: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants

Guidance: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants

Who can apply, how to apply and contact details for criminal record checks overseas.

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Online training for veterinary Wholesale Qualified Persons (WQPs)

Online training for veterinary Wholesale Qualified Persons (WQPs)

Details of an online training course for veterinary Wholesale Qualified Persons (WQPs).

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Guidance: Identity: nationality policy guidance

Guidance: Identity: nationality policy guidance

Guidance on individual's identity issues.

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Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: October 2021

Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: October 2021

A report on the Agency's spend.

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Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: October 2021

Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: October 2021

A report on the Agency's spend.

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Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: September 2021

Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: September 2021

A report on the Agency's spend.

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Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: August 2021

Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: August 2021

A report on the Agency's spend.

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Local Land Charges Register continues to grow as Scarborough joins

Local Land Charges Register continues to grow as Scarborough joins

Property hunters in the area will now have access to instant local land charges search results, making it quicker and simpler to buy and sell.

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UK aid supports vulnerable people in Chad using millions of pounds recovered during corruption case

UK aid supports vulnerable people in Chad using millions of pounds recovered during corruption case

More than 150,000 people in Chad have been helped with lifesaving UK aid, funded by £4.4 million recovered in a corruption case

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UK aid supports vulnerable people in Chad using millions of pounds recovered during corruption case

UK aid supports vulnerable people in Chad using millions of pounds recovered during corruption case

More than 150,000 people in Chad have been helped with lifesaving UK aid, funded by £4.4 million recovered in a corruption case

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Watford car chase gang have sentences increased

Watford car chase gang have sentences increased

Three men who were part of a gang that stabbed a man to death have had their sentences increased after the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP referred the case to the Court of Appeal.

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Press release: DVLA urges drivers aged 70 and over to keep their money in their pocket this Christmas

Press release: DVLA urges drivers aged 70 and over to keep their money in their pocket this Christmas

DVLA reminds drivers aged 70 and over to always use GOV.UK, as more than 800 drivers notified the agency about third-party websites charging premiums for DVLA services in the past year.

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Form: Water abstraction: reduce the amount you can abstract

Form: Water abstraction: reduce the amount you can abstract

Application form to reduce the amount of water on an existing abstraction licence.

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Form: Water abstraction: application for a water resources licence

Form: Water abstraction: application for a water resources licence

Use these forms to apply for a water resources licence.

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Corporate report: Geological disposal: scrutiny of RWM's work   annual reports

Corporate report: Geological disposal: scrutiny of RWM's work annual reports

Environment Agency and Office for Nuclear Regulation report on their scrutiny of Radioactive Waste Management's (RWM) work to develop geological disposal.

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Policy paper: Finance Bill 2021 2022: Committee of the Whole House

Policy paper: Finance Bill 2021 2022: Committee of the Whole House

Explanatory Notes for government amendments in Committee of the Whole House of Finance Bill 2021-2022.

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Form: Water abstraction: application form to renew a licence

Form: Water abstraction: application form to renew a licence

Use this form to apply to renew your water abstraction licence with the same terms.

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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: Social security arrangements between the UK and the EU: staff guide

Guidance: Social security arrangements between the UK and the EU: staff guide

This staff guidance explains the social security coordination arrangements between the UK and the EU under the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

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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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Guidance: Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance: Higher education providers: coronavirus (COVID 19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance for higher education providers.

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Lorry, bus or coach driving test (on road driving)

Lorry, bus or coach driving test (on road driving)

Understanding your lorry, bus or coach (including towing a trailer) driving test result, including what was assessed, what sorts of things counted as faults, and how to improve in each area.

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Understanding your driving test result

Understanding your driving test result

Find out what’s assessed during your driving test, what things count as faults, and how to improve.

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Lorry, bus or coach driving test (off road exercises)

Lorry, bus or coach driving test (off road exercises)

Understanding your lorry, bus or coach off-road exercises test result, including what was assessed, what sorts of things counted as faults, and how to improve in each area.

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Policy paper: VMD Regulatory Science Strategy 2021 2026

Policy paper: VMD Regulatory Science Strategy 2021 2026

Creating a modernised and responsive scientific basis for regulating veterinary medicines.

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Huws Gray Ltd / Grafton Plc

Huws Gray Ltd / Grafton Plc

The CMA is investigating the anticipated acquisition of certain businesses owned by Grafton Group Plc by Patagonia Bidco Limited, the owner of the Huws Gray builders’ merchant business.

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

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

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

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Impact assessment: SIA skills and qualifications review

Impact assessment: SIA skills and qualifications review

This is the SIA's impact assessment for the changes made to SIA licence-linked qualifications in 2021.

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Press release: UKHO becomes Strategic Member of Open Geospatial Consortium

Press release: UKHO becomes Strategic Member of Open Geospatial Consortium

By upgrading to Strategic Membership, UKHO will bring its expertise and leadership in accessing and utilising marine geospatial data in support of safe, secure and thriving oceans.

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Press release: UKHO becomes Strategic Member of Open Geospatial Consortium

Press release: UKHO becomes Strategic Member of Open Geospatial Consortium

By upgrading to Strategic Membership, UKHO will bring its expertise and leadership in accessing and utilising marine geospatial data in support of safe, secure and thriving oceans.

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