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David Mundell visits the scene of the Glasgow School of Art fire

David Mundell visits the scene of the Glasgow School of Art fire

The Secretary of State for Scotland today [Friday 22 June 2018] visited Glasgow School of Art (GSA), to hear about the impact of the fire.

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Allegations of wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper

Allegations of wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper

Ofqual statement on allegations of malpractice or wrongdoing in Edexcel's C4 maths paper taken on 22 June 2018

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Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA)  Bulletin June 2018

Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) Bulletin June 2018

Latest information from the PCA .

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Pilot launched to boost early language skills and cut teacher workload

Pilot launched to boost early language skills and cut teacher workload

Revised measures to boost every child's early language and communications and give teachers more time to interact with their pupils, ahead of full consultation

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Update your charity details: improved service coming soon

Update your charity details: improved service coming soon

During the summer we will launch an improved service for you to keep your charity details up-to-date.

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Britain leads first ever European conference on veterans mental health

Britain leads first ever European conference on veterans mental health

Ministers and senior military officials from six European countries have gathered in London to discuss mental health issues affecting veterans.

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Poundworld Retail Limited in administration: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor

Poundworld Retail Limited in administration: how to claim redundancy or register as a creditor

Poundworld Retail Limited entered into administration on 11 June 2018.

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Civil/crime news: LAA annual report and accounts and DLAC report

Civil/crime news: LAA annual report and accounts and DLAC report

Legal Aid Agency (LAA) annual report published alongside Director of Legal Aid Casework (DLAC) report.

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Sports groups score £400,000 funding boost to tackle extremism

Sports groups score £400,000 funding boost to tackle extremism

Ten sports-based community projects to receive up to £50,000 as part of the government’s Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme.

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GC at international conference on food fraud and allergen management

GC at international conference on food fraud and allergen management

The Government Chemist team contributed to MoniQA, an international conference on food fraud and allergen management, in Vienna on 7 and 8 June 2018

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ESFA apprenticeship service   UK leader of digital transformation, after winning Digital Leader 2018 award

ESFA apprenticeship service UK leader of digital transformation, after winning Digital Leader 2018 award

Our apprenticeship service is confirmed as a UK leader of digital transformation, after winning the title ‘Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year’ at the Digital Leader 2018 Awards ceremony, last night.

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Green Finance Institute and Financial Services Skills Taskforce unveiled

Green Finance Institute and Financial Services Skills Taskforce unveiled

The two announcements were made by the Chancellor in his Mansion House speech.

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Impersonation of MHRA staff

Impersonation of MHRA staff

We have been made aware of an incident recently where an individual is claiming to be an MHRA staff member from the supplements area.

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Prime Minister Appoints 2 Trustees to the National Gallery

Prime Minister Appoints 2 Trustees to the National Gallery

The Prime Minister has appointed Tonya Nelson and Molly Stevens as Trustees of the National Gallery for 4 years commencing 2 July 2018

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Runaway of a road rail vehicle at Bradford

Runaway of a road rail vehicle at Bradford

Investigation into the runaway of a road-rail maintenance vehicle near Bradford Interchange station, 8 June 2018.

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Digital tools for prospective students: apply for funding

Digital tools for prospective students: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £125,000 to investigate ideas for new digital tools that will help students make informed choices about where they study.

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EU measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs

EU measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs

Detailing the government reaction and impact on UK importers following the EU’s introduction of rebalancing measures on certain US products on 22 June.

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Space junk mission deploys from the International Space Station

Space junk mission deploys from the International Space Station

UK-built satellite testing possible solutions to clean up space junk deployed from the International Space Station, and is soon to begin experiments in orbit.

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£10 billion Immingham and Grimsby ports can be gateways to prosperity

£10 billion Immingham and Grimsby ports can be gateways to prosperity

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Elizabeth Truss, visited Lincolnshire today (Friday, 22 June) to talk about the importance of ports to the local economy.

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PM announces committee to ensure fitting legacy for Windrush generation

PM announces committee to ensure fitting legacy for Windrush generation

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the establishment of a Windrush Commemoration Committee.

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Lord Duncan hails golden age of agricultural innovation at Royal Highland Show

Lord Duncan hails golden age of agricultural innovation at Royal Highland Show

Celebrating his first year in office, UK Government minister Lord Duncan will visit innovators and scientists leading the way in high-tech developments in agriculture at Scotland’s biggest agricultural event.

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Windrush lessons learned review

Windrush lessons learned review

Wendy Williams, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary will have oversight of the Windrush lessons learned review, the Home Secretary announced today.

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Data revolution for students

Data revolution for students

More data than ever before available to students deciding where to study

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Reduced fishing effort for area VII scallop fishery explained

Reduced fishing effort for area VII scallop fishery explained

From 1 July to 30 September 2018 the Western Waters scallop fishing effort is being limited to help avoid early closure.

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NDA reveals its commercial ambitions at NIA Decom2018 conference

NDA reveals its commercial ambitions at NIA Decom2018 conference

Kate Ellis, the NDA's Commercial Director, told hundreds of delegates “It is in all our interests that the supply chain is vibrant and successful"

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Home Office publishes details of settlement scheme for EU citizens

Home Office publishes details of settlement scheme for EU citizens

EU citizens will be able to apply for settled status in 3 easy steps for less than the price of a passport, under plans outlined by the Immigration Minister today.

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Appointment of a new Chair to the Legal Services Board

Appointment of a new Chair to the Legal Services Board

The Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, has appointed Dr Helen Phillips as Chair of the Legal Services Board with effect from 18 June 2018 to 31 March 2023.

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Government to protect regional routes to Heathrow

Government to protect regional routes to Heathrow

Slots will be reserved for flights from Heathrow to UK regional airports if expansion goes ahead.

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New ‘Stamp out BVD’ funding for farmers in England announced

New ‘Stamp out BVD’ funding for farmers in England announced

Defra announces new funding for farmers across England to tackle the highly contagious disease Bovine Vial Diarrhoea.

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LEGO® teams up with Year of Engineering campaign to inspire and develop the engineers of the future

LEGO® teams up with Year of Engineering campaign to inspire and develop the engineers of the future

Engineers of the Future collaboration will allow children to get hands-on with LEGO® Education solutions and develop STEM skills through programming challenges.

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Ruyter report published

Ruyter report published

Grounding of a general cargo vessel on Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland.

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DHM Lindsay Skoll's speech at the Hall of Military Glory in Volgograd

DHM Lindsay Skoll's speech at the Hall of Military Glory in Volgograd

Deputy Ambassador Lindsay Skoll commemorates the sacrifice of people of Volgograd during WWII on June 18, 2018

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Raising the bar for women in engineering

Raising the bar for women in engineering

Sellafield Ltd is supporting this years campaign for International Women in Engineering Day (23 June.)

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DfE and ESFA staff changes

DfE and ESFA staff changes

From early September 2018, staff from apprenticeships and the professional and technical education reform teams within DfE will move into the ESFA.

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Futuristic super thin metal could create ‘solar panel shirts’

Futuristic super thin metal could create ‘solar panel shirts’

New semi-conductor material could be used in clothing to provide solar charging capability

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Government introduces new Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence

Government introduces new Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence

The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 20 June) introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.

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UK government ratifies Lanzarote Convention to tackle child sexual exploitation

UK government ratifies Lanzarote Convention to tackle child sexual exploitation

Victoria Atkins will reaffirm this government’s determination to end the sexual exploitation of children around the world by ratifying the Lanzarote Convention.

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Cancer patients at increased risk of suicide

Cancer patients at increased risk of suicide

The first national study of its kind in England shows cancer patients have a 20% increased risk of suicide.

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Government announces new appointments to the Low Pay Commission

Government announces new appointments to the Low Pay Commission

New appointments and re-appointments made to the independent Low Pay Commission

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CEN updates affecting chemical measurements May 2018

CEN updates affecting chemical measurements May 2018

Standards published by the CEN from April to May 2018, some of which are relevant to chemical measurement in support of food and animal feed regulation

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HMCTS Reform Programme

HMCTS Reform Programme

Read all the latest information and updates on the HM Courts & Tribunals Service court reform programme.

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Andrew Tyrie begins as Chair of Competition and Markets Authority

Andrew Tyrie begins as Chair of Competition and Markets Authority

New CMA Chair Andrew Tyrie takes up his role today (Wednesday 20 June 2018).

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Precautionary Recall   Children’s Blackcurrant Cough Syrup

Precautionary Recall Children’s Blackcurrant Cough Syrup

We are working with Bell, Sons & Cod to recall own-brand blackcurrant cough syrup due to possible mould.

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Our assessment criteria are changing

Our assessment criteria are changing

We are introducing new assessment criteria for all proposals.

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£5million to attract over 100 industry experts into teaching

£5million to attract over 100 industry experts into teaching

Multimillion pound fund launched to attract experienced industry professionals to teach in further education

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British Army set to redefine warfare with joint Autonomous Warrior

British Army set to redefine warfare with joint Autonomous Warrior

The British Army has launched the game-changing Autonomous Warrior (Land) experiment at the RUSI Land Warfare conference.

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Passenger train derailment at Clogwyn y Gwin South foot crossing

Passenger train derailment at Clogwyn y Gwin South foot crossing

Passenger train derailment at Clogwyn-y-Gwin South foot crossing, Welsh Highland Railway, 10 June 2018.

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Increasing capacity for genomic analysis: apply for funding

Increasing capacity for genomic analysis: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to support investment in equipment that increases the UK's capacity to carry out genomic analysis.

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The Analysis Function

The Analysis Function

Introducing the Analysis Function Strategy, our vision is to integrate analysis into decision making and delivery to help improve outcomes.

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Sudan: The Troika Condemns Continued Clashes in Jebel Marra, Darfur

Sudan: The Troika Condemns Continued Clashes in Jebel Marra, Darfur

Norway, UK and US call on all parties to the conflict to immediately cease all military engagement.

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Crovect 1.25% w/v Pour on Solution for Sheep   Product defect recall alert

Crovect 1.25% w/v Pour on Solution for Sheep Product defect recall alert

Product defect recall alert for Crovect 1.25% w/v Pour-on Solution for Sheep (Vm 00879/4017) by Elanco Animal Health

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David Mundell Statement on Glasgow School of Art

David Mundell Statement on Glasgow School of Art

Scottish Secretary David Mundell today updated the House of Commons on the fire at the Glasgow School of Art

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Karen Johnston reappointed as Deputy Pensions Ombudsman

Karen Johnston reappointed as Deputy Pensions Ombudsman

Karen Johnston has been reappointed as Deputy Pensions Ombudsman for a further 2 years.

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New chair appointed to improve patient access to innovation in the NHS

New chair appointed to improve patient access to innovation in the NHS

Lord Ara Darzi has been appointed as chair of the Accelerated Access Collaborative, a joint government–industry group to speed up patient access to ground-breaking technologies and treatments.

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Home Secretary attends Finsbury Park attack memorial

Home Secretary attends Finsbury Park attack memorial

A year on from the Finsbury Park terrorist attack the Home Secretary attended a community event at Islington Town Hall.

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Apprenticeship opportunity at MAIB

Apprenticeship opportunity at MAIB

We are advertising a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship within our publication department.

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Developing new ideas for UK aerospace: apply for funding

Developing new ideas for UK aerospace: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £150 million this year to support new technologies that help to make the UK civil aerospace industry more competitive.

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Programme: EU UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, week of 18 June 2018

Programme: EU UK Article 50 negotiations Brussels, week of 18 June 2018

Talks will be held in Brussels, 19 to 20 June 2018

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Defence Minister visits world leader in tactical military bridges

Defence Minister visits world leader in tactical military bridges

Defence Minister Guto Bebb has seen first-hand how the MOD is boosting regional economies across the country after he visited one of Britain’s leading military suppliers.

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Motorcyclists encouraged to make their riding more enjoyable

Motorcyclists encouraged to make their riding more enjoyable

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is encouraging motorcyclists to brush up on their skills to make their riding safer and more enjoyable.

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David Bunting appointed interim General Counsel and Solicitor

David Bunting appointed interim General Counsel and Solicitor

David Bunting has been appointed following Gill Aitken’s decision to leave HMRC to take up a new role as Registrar at the University of Oxford.

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Veterinary Medicines Pharmacovigilance Annual Review 2016: Summary

Veterinary Medicines Pharmacovigilance Annual Review 2016: Summary

A summary of results from surveillance work carried out by the VMD's pharmacovigilance team concerning reported adverse events.

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Faster medicine: £56 million innovation centre for Scotland

Faster medicine: £56 million innovation centre for Scotland

The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) in Renfrewshire will offer businesses support to transform processes and technologies.

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Towbars merger abandoned

Towbars merger abandoned

The CMA notes the announcement that Horizon Global Corporation has abandoned its intended purchase of Brink International B.V.

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International Textbook Summit

International Textbook Summit

Education experts from around the world meet at first Textbook Summit.

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Direct Rail Services to the rescue

Direct Rail Services to the rescue

NDA subsidiary Direct Rail Services (DRS) stormed to the rescue when the weekend’s weather chaos left a Virgin Pendolino stranded between Carlisle and Penrith.

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Professor Julia Black and Jill May appointed to the PRC

Professor Julia Black and Jill May appointed to the PRC

A leading academic in regulation and a senior investment banker have been appointed as the new external members of the Prudential Regulation Committee (PRC).

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£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

20 on-site hubs to train more people to help deliver 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s

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Carillion: Official Receiver's employment update

Carillion: Official Receiver's employment update

The Official Receiver provides an update on employment within the Carillion group in liquidation.

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Home Office awards £1 million to help communities support refugees

Home Office awards £1 million to help communities support refugees

This will enable Reset to provide support to groups across the UK looking to sponsor refugee families as part of the community sponsorship scheme.

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Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for funding

Reducing plastic waste in the environment: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £4 million to support innovative ideas that reduce persistent plastic waste in the environment through new alternatives.

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Roadwork permits help cut driver disruption

Roadwork permits help cut driver disruption

Councils across England are being urged to take up a congestion-busting scheme that reduces disruption caused by roadworks.

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Government funding boost for low carbon fuels development

Government funding boost for low carbon fuels development

First stage winners of the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition announced.

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Call for evidence: Home Office approach to charging for services

Call for evidence: Home Office approach to charging for services

The Independent Chief Inspector calls for evidence on the inspection into the Home Office's approach to charging for its services.

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Digital and science engineering to be taught at new college

Digital and science engineering to be taught at new college

New University Technical College to create 750 new school places in Doncaster to meet local demand for world-class engineering and design skills.

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Washroom suppliers’ merger may raise competition concerns

Washroom suppliers’ merger may raise competition concerns

The CMA has found Rentokil’s purchase of Cannon Hygiene may lead to higher prices and lower quality for businesses buying products and services for washrooms.

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Science Minister Sam Gyimah launches new #ScienceSpotlight avatar

Science Minister Sam Gyimah launches new #ScienceSpotlight avatar

Sam Gyimah appears as an avatar in new online content aimed to inform audiences about developments in science, research and innovation

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NHS Funding – An Extra £2 Billion For Scotland

NHS Funding – An Extra £2 Billion For Scotland

Scotland is to get a £2 billion funding boost from the UK Government, as a result of more cash going to the NHS in England.

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