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News 30 November 2021


Press release: All adults to be offered COVID 19 boosters by end of January

Press release: All adults to be offered COVID 19 boosters by end of January

Almost 7 million extra over 40s now eligible for booster programme in England as gap between doses is halved

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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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Decision: McVey, Esther    Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government   ACOBA advice

Decision: McVey, Esther Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government ACOBA advice

Approval for Esther McVey, former Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, on business appointments after leaving Crown service.

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Decision: Cunnington, Kevin   Former Director General for International Government Services and Digital Envoy at Cabinet Office   ACOBA advice

Decision: Cunnington, Kevin Former Director General for International Government Services and Digital Envoy at Cabinet Office ACOBA advice

Advice to Kevin Cunnington former Former Director General for International Government Services and Digital Envoy at Cabinet Office, on business appointments after leaving Crown service

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Decision: Milner, Eileen   Chief Executive Officer of  Education and Skills Funding Agency   ACOBA advice

Decision: Milner, Eileen Chief Executive Officer of Education and Skills Funding Agency ACOBA advice

Advice to Eileen Milner, former Chief Executive Officer of Education and Skills Funding Agency, on business appointments 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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Guidance: Technical specifications for personal protective equipment (PPE)

Guidance: Technical specifications for personal protective equipment (PPE)

The documents attached define the technical and regulatory standards for PPE.

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Form: Approved doctor application form

Form: Approved doctor application form

Application form to become a Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved doctor.

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Press release: Prime Minister hosts festive food and drink market at Downing Street to showcase best of British business

Press release: Prime Minister hosts festive food and drink market at Downing Street to showcase best of British business

Downing Street transformed into a festive food and drink market to showcase Britain’s biggest exports ahead of Small Business Saturday.

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Guidance: School buildings: construction framework 2021

Guidance: School buildings: construction framework 2021

Information on the framework used to procure school and public building construction works.

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Guidance: Employer's requirements for school projects Part A and Part B

Guidance: Employer's requirements for school projects Part A and Part B

Employer’s requirements documentation Part A and Part B including technical annexes.

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Guidance: Employer's requirements for school projects Part C

Guidance: Employer's requirements for school projects Part C

Employer’s requirements documentation Part C including school-specific annexes.

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary statement 30 November

Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary statement 30 November

The government held a COVID-19 press conference, during which the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care delivered a statement on booster rollout.

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Transparency data: Windrush Compensation Scheme data: November 2021

Transparency data: Windrush Compensation Scheme data: November 2021

Data on claims and payments made under the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

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Border Force seizes hundreds of endangered species products

Border Force seizes hundreds of endangered species products

Together with the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and INTERPOL, Border Force seized over 250 products at the UK border containing endangered wildlife.

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Notice: Part 1 Claim: M6 Junction 19 Improvement Scheme

Notice: Part 1 Claim: M6 Junction 19 Improvement Scheme

Notice of period for filing claims between 21 November 2022 and 20 November 2028 for land depreciation as a result of the M6 Junction 19 Improvement scheme.

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Decision: Joint reservoir engineer panels: determination

Decision: Joint reservoir engineer panels: determination

A joint determination to establish 4 joint reservoir engineer panels for England and Wales.

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Facebook, Inc (now Meta Platforms, Inc) / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

Facebook, Inc (now Meta Platforms, Inc) / Giphy, Inc merger inquiry

The CMA is investigating the completed acquisition by Facebook, Inc (now Meta Platforms, Inc) of Giphy, Inc.

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Guidance: Emergency school improvement fund (non capital)

Guidance: Emergency school improvement fund (non capital)

Funding to support schools facing unexpected or imminent failure to improve in areas such as leadership, governance, safeguarding, human resources and finance.

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Correspondence: Prime Minister's response to CST letters

Correspondence: Prime Minister's response to CST letters

The Prime Minister's response to recent letters from the Council for Science and Technology.

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Guidance: PPN 09/21: Requirements to publish on Contracts Finder

Guidance: PPN 09/21: Requirements to publish on Contracts Finder

This note reminds In-scope Organisations of the requirements to publish procurement information on Contracts Finder. This PPN and associated guidance replaces PPN 07/21 and clarifies requirements on NHS Foundation Trusts. There is no change to the publication requirements for other contracting authorities that were set out in PPN 07/21.

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Transparency data: Review of the Council for Science and Technology: impact of advice

Transparency data: Review of the Council for Science and Technology: impact of advice

A comparative case study examining the development and use of recommendations made by the Council for Science and Technology between 2016-2018.

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Guidance: Attorney General's Civil Panel Counsel: appointments, membership lists and off panel counsel

Guidance: Attorney General's Civil Panel Counsel: appointments, membership lists and off panel counsel

Recruitment process, rates of pay, overview of the panel, lists of members and guidance for barristers who work ‘off panel’.

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Speech: PM opening statement at COVID 19 press conference: 30 November 2021

Speech: PM opening statement at COVID 19 press conference: 30 November 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a COVID-19 press conference.

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Notice: Category B project supported: Kumasi Central Market, Ghana

Notice: Category B project supported: Kumasi Central Market, Ghana

Category B projects are those where potential environmental and/or social impacts are few in number and site-specific.

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Notice: Category B project supported: Six hospitals, Côte D'Ivoire

Notice: Category B project supported: Six hospitals, Côte D'Ivoire

Category B projects are those where potential environmental and/or social impacts are few in number and site-specific.

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Decision: Orphan registered medicinal products

Decision: Orphan registered medicinal products

A list of authorised orphan medicinal products registered by the UK Licensing Authority.

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Guidance: Reciprocal healthcare privacy notice

Guidance: Reciprocal healthcare privacy notice

Sets out how DHSC and NHSBSA collect and use personal information as part of the process of providing reciprocal healthcare.

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Press release: PM virtual meeting with Prime Minister of Belgium: 30 November 2021

Press release: PM virtual meeting with Prime Minister of Belgium: 30 November 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Prime Minister Alexander De Croo of Belgium in a virtual meeting today.

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Notice: Category B project supported: Roads and Bridges Project, Côte d’Ivoire

Notice: Category B project supported: Roads and Bridges Project, Côte d’Ivoire

Category B projects are those where potential environmental and/or social impacts are few in number and site-specific.

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Correspondence: DHSC SSRB remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Correspondence: DHSC SSRB remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Letter about the pay round for the financial year 2022 to 2023 from the Health and Social Care Secretary to the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB).

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Correspondence: NHS Pay Review Body remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Correspondence: NHS Pay Review Body remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Letter about the pay round for the financial year 2022 to 2023 from the Health and Social Care Secretary to the NHSPRB.

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Correspondence: Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Correspondence: Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Letter about the pay round for the financial year 2022 to 2023 from the Health and Social Care Secretary to the DDRB.

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Correspondence: DHSC SSRB remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Correspondence: DHSC SSRB remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Letter about the pay round for the financial year 2022 to 2023 from the Health and Social Care Secretary to the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB).

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Correspondence: Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Correspondence: Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Letter about the pay round for the financial year 2022 to 2023 from the Health and Social Care Secretary to the DDRB.

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Correspondence: NHS Pay Review Body remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Correspondence: NHS Pay Review Body remit letter: 2022 to 2023

Letter about the pay round for the financial year 2022 to 2023 from the Health and Social Care Secretary to the NHSPRB.

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Guidance: Publish bus open data

Guidance: Publish bus open data

Bus operators and local authorities in England must use this service to publish bus timetable, location and fares data.

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Guidance: Safeguarding (JSP 834)

Guidance: Safeguarding (JSP 834)

Safeguarding defines Ministry of Defence (MOD) policy for the safeguarding of its people.

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Guidance: 2019, 2020 and 2021 Common land notices and decisions

Guidance: 2019, 2020 and 2021 Common land notices and decisions

Hearing and inquiry notices and decisions for common land applications within 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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Guidance: Immigration Rules archive: 1 November 2021 to 29 November 2021

Guidance: Immigration Rules archive: 1 November 2021 to 29 November 2021

Immigration Rules archive: 1 November 2021 to 29 November 2021.

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Guidance: India: country policy and information notes

Guidance: India: 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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Transparency data: SLC Board meeting minutes 2021

Transparency data: SLC Board meeting minutes 2021

SLC Board meeting minutes from 2021.

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Guidance: Flood and coastal risk projects, schemes and strategies: climate change allowances

Guidance: Flood and coastal risk projects, schemes and strategies: climate change allowances

When and how risk management authorities should use climate change allowances for flood and coastal risk projects, schemes and strategies.

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Regulation: Defence maritime regulations

Regulation: Defence maritime regulations

This publication specifies the defence maritime regulations for health, safety and environmental protection for UK Ministry of Defence maritime activity.

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Sellafield in the spotlight

Sellafield in the spotlight

The UK has had a unique opportunity to look at the nationally important decommissioning work underway at Sellafield, the people who work at the site and what they do to keep the site safe and secure.

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Notice: Category A project supported: Morava Corridor Motorway, Serbia

Notice: Category A project supported: Morava Corridor Motorway, Serbia

Category A projects are those with the potential to have adverse environmental and/or social impacts.

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Guidance: Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility

Guidance: Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility

Details of the medals awarded to serving members of the armed forces, veterans and MOD employees; and who can receive them.

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Policy paper: Government Commercial Function Strategy 2021 2025

Policy paper: Government Commercial Function Strategy 2021 2025

The Government Commercial Function has published its strategy for 2021-2025.

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International treaty: United Kingdom Belgium Joint Declaration on Bilateral Cooperation

International treaty: United Kingdom Belgium Joint Declaration on Bilateral Cooperation

A joint declaration on Bilateral Cooperation between the United Kingdom and Belgium signed by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

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Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Statistical data set: Outcome of unduly lenient sentence referrals

Recent sentences examined by the Attorney General’s Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.

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Guidance: Counting rules for recorded crime

Guidance: Counting rules for recorded crime

These rules help to ensure that crimes are recorded consistently and accurately.

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Guidance: MIN 671 MLC Food and catering recognised qualifications in food hygiene or food safety

Guidance: MIN 671 MLC Food and catering recognised qualifications in food hygiene or food safety

Information on accepted qualifications in food and catering as applicable to ships cook's and others processing food in the galley

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Guidance: MIN 671 MLC Food and catering recognised qualifications in food hygiene or food safety

Guidance: MIN 671 MLC Food and catering recognised qualifications in food hygiene or food safety

Information on accepted qualifications in food and catering as applicable to ships cook's and others processing food in the galley

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Guidance: Guidance on qualified person responsible for pharmacovigilance (QPPV) including pharmacovigilance system master files (PSMF)

Guidance: Guidance on qualified person responsible for pharmacovigilance (QPPV) including pharmacovigilance system master files (PSMF)

Pharmacovigilance system requirements

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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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Form: Fats: model health certificates

Form: Fats: 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 fats to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

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Form: Blood products: model health certificates

Form: Blood 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 blood products to Great Britain, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

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Corporate report: Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021

Corporate report: Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021

This report sets out the activities of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board over the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

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Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, October 2021

Transparency data: ORR: workforce management information, October 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Guidance: Teaching school hubs

Guidance: Teaching school hubs

Teaching school hubs will be school-led centres of excellence for teacher and leadership training and development.

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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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Governments sets out steps to modernise and simplify UK tax system

Governments sets out steps to modernise and simplify UK tax system

UK Government sets out further plans to continue building a modern, simple and effective tax system, as part of Tax Administration and Maintenance Day.

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Policy paper: Tax Administration and Maintenance: Autumn 2021

Policy paper: Tax Administration and Maintenance: Autumn 2021

The government has published consultations and calls for evidence in a range of tax administration and tax policy areas.

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Press release: Road safety programme wins international award

Press release: Road safety programme wins international award

National Highways’ road safety “Driving for Better Business” campaign has won the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

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Corporate report: Review of tax administration for large businesses

Corporate report: Review of tax administration for large businesses

And update on the government's review of tax administration for large businesses.

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Press release: Road safety programme wins international award

Press release: Road safety programme wins international award

National Highways’ road safety “Driving for Better Business” campaign has won the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

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Guidance: Breast screening: organising very high risk (VHR) screening

Guidance: Breast screening: organising very high risk (VHR) screening

Information for breast screening service staff about how to organise very high risk (VHR) screening as part of the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHS BSP).

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Correspondence: Chancellor responds to the Office of Tax Simplification

Correspondence: Chancellor responds to the Office of Tax Simplification

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury has written to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) regarding the Treasury’s first five-year review of the OTS and to respond to its reports on Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax.

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Policy paper: 2021 Review of the Office of Tax Simplification: Final Report

Policy paper: 2021 Review of the Office of Tax Simplification: Final Report

As required by Finance Act 2016, HM Treasury has conducted a review of the effectiveness of the Office of Tax Simplification in its role as independent adviser to the Chancellor on simplifying the tax system.

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Policy paper: R&D Tax Reliefs Report

Policy paper: R&D Tax Reliefs Report

A report on Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs, with detail of changes announced at Budget and next steps. It provides a summary of responses to the consultation published in Spring.

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Corporate report: Geospatial Commission: Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 October 2021

Corporate report: Geospatial Commission: Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 October 2021

Read the minutes of the Board of Commissioners meeting on 4 October 2021

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Find training to become a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver

Find training to become a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver

How you can train to drive a heavy goods vehicle (HGV): Skills Bootcamps, apprenticeships, vocational courses and driving schools.

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Guidance: Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: registered companies

Guidance: Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: registered companies

Organisations registered with the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Administrator.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) workforce fund for schools

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) workforce fund for schools

Funding to support schools facing significant staff absences and financial pressures with the costs of staff cover for the period from 22 November to 31 December 2021.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) workforce fund for colleges

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19) workforce fund for colleges

Funding to support colleges and special post-16 institutions with the costs of staff absences from 22 November to 31 December 2021.

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Open consultation: Teachers’ pension scheme: proposed changes to scheme regulations

Open consultation: Teachers’ pension scheme: proposed changes to scheme regulations

We’d like your views on proposed changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme Regulations to enact the first phase of the McCloud Remedy.

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National Clinical Excellence Awards 2022

National Clinical Excellence Awards 2022

Information about timings for the 2022 awards round.

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Notice: Space Exploration Advisory Committee Call for Membership Nominations 2022

Notice: Space Exploration Advisory Committee Call for Membership Nominations 2022

The UK Space Agency seeks nominations for membership of?its Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC).

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Open consultation: Business Rates Review: technical consultation

Open consultation: Business Rates Review: technical consultation

This consultation sets out how the government intends to give effect to a number of measures arising from its recent business rates review.

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Speech: C's speech to the International Institute for Strategic Studies

Speech: C's speech to the International Institute for Strategic Studies

The Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) Richard Moore spoke about human intelligence in the digital age.

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Notice: 2022 Mars Science Announcement of Opportunity

Notice: 2022 Mars Science Announcement of Opportunity

This is a call for proposals for the 2022 Mars Science Announcement of Opportunity.

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Guidance: River Thames: lock keeper service

Guidance: River Thames: lock keeper service

Information on the lock keeper service on the River Thames.

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Retired police officer’s misconduct sentence doubled following referral

Retired police officer’s misconduct sentence doubled following referral

Alan Butler has had his sentence doubled by the Court of Appeal following a referral by the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP.

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Guidance: School Direct (salaried): funding manual

Guidance: School Direct (salaried): funding manual

The funding manual for initial teacher training (ITT) places for schools and ITT providers.

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Guidance: Child death overview panels: contacts

Guidance: Child death overview panels: contacts

Contact details of the people in child death overview panels (CDOPs) who are responsible for receiving child death notifications.

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Transparency data: The Workforce Management Information for NIO October 2021

Transparency data: The Workforce Management Information for NIO October 2021

The Workforce Management Information includes the headcount & staff payroll costs at the end of October 2021 for NIO.

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Transparency data: Workforce Management Information for NIO October 2021

Transparency data: Workforce Management Information for NIO October 2021

The Workforce Management Information includes the headcount & staff payroll costs at the end of October 2021 for NIO.

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Guidance: Plant health news

Guidance: Plant health news

Sign up to the plant health newsletter – to receive up-to-date forestry trade news.

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Guidance: UK copyright protection for foreign works and nationals

Guidance: UK copyright protection for foreign works and nationals

The UK has simplified the process of applying copyright protection to foreign works and nationals.

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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: Government science and engineering: career framework

Guidance: Government science and engineering: career framework

The skills you need to be a scientist or engineer in government.

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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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Press release: Precautionary recall of specific batches of blood pressure drug irbesartan

Press release: Precautionary recall of specific batches of blood pressure drug irbesartan

As a precaution, companies are recalling some batches of irbesartan medicines due to presence of a chemical substance (AZBT) in an amount over the limit permitted for this product. Patients taking irbesartan medicines should continue to take their medication.

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Press release: Precautionary recall of specific batches of blood pressure drug irbesartan

Press release: Precautionary recall of specific batches of blood pressure drug irbesartan

As a precaution, companies are recalling some batches of irbesartan medicines due to presence of a chemical substance (AZBT) in an amount over the limit permitted for this product. Patients taking irbesartan medicines should continue to take their medication.

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Class 2 Medicines Recall: Various Marketing Authorisation Holders and parallel distributor companies, Irbesartan containing products, EL(21)A/34

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Various Marketing Authorisation Holders and parallel distributor companies, Irbesartan containing products, EL(21)A/34

Specific batches of products supplied by Marketing Authorisation Holders and parallel distributor companies are being recalled due to presence of a mutagenic impurity.

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