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FinTech Week 2017: celebrating Britainís status as global Fintech hub

FinTech Week 2017: celebrating Britainís status as global Fintech hub

Chancellor announces the date of Fintech Week 2017 which will showcase the sectorís successes and aim to attract more investment into Britain.

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Two year university courses come a step closer

Two year university courses come a step closer

Government proposes amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill that will make real flexibility in learning a reality.

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Current outage of online applications

Current outage of online applications

We are currently experiencing an outage to a number of our online systems.

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Open Day at HM Revenue and Customs

Open Day at HM Revenue and Customs

Information on how to apply for places at HM Revenue and Customs Solicitorís Office Open Day in April.

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New digital framework attracts thousands of small and medium sized businesses

New digital framework attracts thousands of small and medium sized businesses

The new Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2 framework from Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service is giving almost 2,000 SMEs the chance to become suppliers to the public sector.

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SJFHQ undertake valuable maritime familiarisation visit to HMNB Devonport

SJFHQ undertake valuable maritime familiarisation visit to HMNB Devonport

Personnel from the Standing Joint Force Headquarters visit HMNB Devonport to expand their knowledge of how the Royal Navy and Royal Marines operate.

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UK troops on NATO mission join Estonian national celebration

UK troops on NATO mission join Estonian national celebration

UK Armed Forces in Estonia have taken part in celebrations to mark the countryís Independence Day.

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CMA consults on Mastercard/VocaLink undertakings

CMA consults on Mastercard/VocaLink undertakings

The CMA is consulting on undertakings offered by Mastercard to address competition concerns arising from its purchase of VocaLink.

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Government publishes Custody Image Review

Government publishes Custody Image Review

The review sets out the government's view on the use and retention of custody images by the police.

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Avian flu confirmed at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland

Avian flu confirmed at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland

H5N8 avian flu had been confirmed at a farm near Haltwhistle in Northumberland

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The Insolvency Service newsletter: winter 2017

The Insolvency Service newsletter: winter 2017

In our Winter newsletter we look how insolvency forms are changing, welcome our newly appointed chairman, directors and criminal enforcement team, and put the spotlight on our work with the Home Office to disqualify the directors of companies employing illegal workers.

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Warm welcome for UK diabetes prevention programme in Dubai

Warm welcome for UK diabetes prevention programme in Dubai

UKís approach to prevention through targeted lifestyle changes generates interest at Arab Health 2017.

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Regulator warns charities against the use of cash couriers

Regulator warns charities against the use of cash couriers

Commission and police strongly advise charities against the use of cash couriers.

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Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v    Product defect recall alert

Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v Product defect recall alert

Product defect recall alert for Propofol Emulsion for Injection manufactured by Norbrook Laboratories Ltd.

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Innovative natural ingredient could help prevent diabetes

Innovative natural ingredient could help prevent diabetes

Innovate UK-supported life science company Phynova finds further evidence that its plant-based food ingredient promotes healthy blood sugar.

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Manchester seminar: Can small changes make a big difference? Applying behavioural insights to public services (6 Aprl, 2017)

Manchester seminar: Can small changes make a big difference? Applying behavioural insights to public services (6 Aprl, 2017)

Felicity Algate, Director of the Behavioural Insights Team will introduce Ďbehavioural insightsí and talk through examples behavioural insights approaches to public service design

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New electricity connection to France gets go ahead

New electricity connection to France gets go ahead

The foundation stone for the £490m project, capable of powering up to 2 million homes, was laid today by UK Energy Minister Jesse Norman.

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#WalesWeek / #WythnosCymru is live

#WalesWeek / #WythnosCymru is live

Join the campaign and spread the word about Wales.

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MCA helicopter crew on training flight

MCA helicopter crew on training flight

Footage taken by MCA crew during a training flight

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MOD to attend Who Do You Think You Are live 2017

MOD to attend Who Do You Think You Are live 2017

Experts from Defence Business Services (DBS) within the MOD are to attend the Who Do You Think You Are live event at the NEC, Birmingham.

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PM call with Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia: 23 February 2017

PM call with Prime Minister Turnbull of Australia: 23 February 2017

Theresa May spoke to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about stability in the Middle East, Brexit and a free trade agreement.

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Mrs Justice Whipple appointed a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission

Mrs Justice Whipple appointed a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission

The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mrs Justice Whipple as a Commissioner of JAC, following selection by the Judges' Council.

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London seminar: Reducing homelessness in England and Wales (22 March, 2017)

London seminar: Reducing homelessness in England and Wales (22 March, 2017)

In this free seminar John will discuss the reality implementation of the Welsh legislation on homelessness two years on.

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David Mundell: Celebrating Scotlandís LGBT Community

David Mundell: Celebrating Scotlandís LGBT Community

Scotlandís diverse LGBT community and equality campaigners will be celebrated at a reception in Edinburgh tonight [23 February 2017].

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Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth.

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Investigatory powers codes of practice consultation launched

Investigatory powers codes of practice consultation launched

A consultation has been launched on five new codes of practice under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

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Illicit IPTV streaming devices: call for views

Illicit IPTV streaming devices: call for views

IPO calls for views on whether there is any need for legislative change to deal with the issue of illicit IPTV streaming devices.

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Civil news: opportunity to deliver housing and debt services

Civil news: opportunity to deliver housing and debt services

We welcome expressions of interest to deliver housing and debt services in North Hertfordshire.

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Taxpayerís stake in Lloyds now below 4%

Taxpayerís stake in Lloyds now below 4%

The government has continued to sell shares in Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its remaining shareholding to less than 4%.

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Prisons and Courts Bill: what it means for you

Prisons and Courts Bill: what it means for you

Read all the latest information about the Prisons and Courts Bill.

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Brokenshire condemns  attack on PSNI officer

Brokenshire condemns attack on PSNI officer

Commenting on the explosion of a device discovered at the home of a serving police officer, the Secretary of State Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:

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UK government funds City of Derry air link

UK government funds City of Derry air link

Government announces £3.8 million for a Londonderry to London air route to begin at the end of March.

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Environment Secretary announces bridging payments for Basic Payment Scheme 2016

Environment Secretary announces bridging payments for Basic Payment Scheme 2016

Bridging payments secured for eligible farmers awaiting their full BPS payment for 2016

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750 apprenticeships in government open for applications

750 apprenticeships in government open for applications

Applications have opened for 750 'Fast Track' apprenticeships in government, with a closing deadline of 3 April 2017.

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Business Secretary and Ministers hold meeting with leading retailers

Business Secretary and Ministers hold meeting with leading retailers

Greg Clark, Margot James and Jane Ellison held a retail roundtable with a number of the UKís top retail companies to discuss the Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

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Crime news: LGFS consultation and fee cut update

Crime news: LGFS consultation and fee cut update

Consultation on reforming payments through the Litigatorsí Graduated Fee Scheme and changing rates for court appointee work is now open.

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Air Quality Grant programme

Air Quality Grant programme

Successful local authorities will be awarded a share of £3.7m under this yearís Air Quality Grant scheme

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Walker praises Britainís booming fashion industry

Walker praises Britainís booming fashion industry

Robin Walker, Minister at the Department for Exiting the EU, visited London Fashion Week to highlight the governmentís commitment to a "booming industry".

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New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

New measures set out autonomous vehicle insurance and electric car infrastructure

Self-driving car insurance and electric vehicle charge point measures introduced in Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.

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Queens Park Rangers sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Queens Park Rangers sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Championship football team QPR are kicking unfairness towards the military out of football, by becoming the first London football league club to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

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MOD signs £146 million contract to upgrade RAFís long range missile

MOD signs £146 million contract to upgrade RAFís long range missile

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has today announced a £146 million contract with MBDA to regenerate an air-launched missile, alongside her French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon.

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Marine Management Organisation (MMO) issue authorisations to catch bass

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) issue authorisations to catch bass

From 22 February 2017 the MMO will be issuing letters to fishermen.

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Westminster welcomes Welsh language at the Welsh grand committee

Westminster welcomes Welsh language at the Welsh grand committee

MPs will be given the chance to speak Welsh in parliamentary debates in the Palace of Westminster for the first time ever this year.

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Celebrating Women in Whitehall: Her Majesty The Queen meets Female Permanent Secretaries

Celebrating Women in Whitehall: Her Majesty The Queen meets Female Permanent Secretaries

Female permanent secretaries gather to celebrate the diversity and senior female leadership of the Civil Service with Her Majesty The Queen.

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David Davis visits Baltic leaders to discuss future relations

David Davis visits Baltic leaders to discuss future relations

Britain will continue to work with the Baltic countries on areas such as joint defence and security.

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Launch UK brings together UK commercial space sector

Launch UK brings together UK commercial space sector

The UK Space Agency and partners brought together government and industry to enable satellite launches from the UK by 2020.

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Civil news: tips to help you when submitting VHCC family work

Civil news: tips to help you when submitting VHCC family work

You can prevent delays to Very High Cost Case family work by making sure you avoid a few common mistakes.

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Famine in South Sudan

Famine in South Sudan

Statement from International Development Secretary Priti Patel and summary of how UK aid is already helping.

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New government guidelines will end the practice of boomerang bosses

New government guidelines will end the practice of boomerang bosses

New government guidelines will stop senior fire officers from being re-employed in the same or similar roles after they have retired.

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Prime Minister reappoints Dame Seona Reid as Tate Trustee

Prime Minister reappoints Dame Seona Reid as Tate Trustee

Dame Seona Reid has been reappointed by the Prime Minister as a Trustee of Tate for a second term of four years, until 12 May 2021

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£4 million awarded for tech which gives motorists advance notice of congestion and free parking spaces

£4 million awarded for tech which gives motorists advance notice of congestion and free parking spaces

Government awards £4 million for tech projects that will cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment.

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Culture Secretary Reappoints two Historic England Commissioners

Culture Secretary Reappoints two Historic England Commissioners

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has re-appointed Alex Balfour and Victoria Harley as Commissioners for Historic England until 31st May 2021

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Civil news: change of Specialist Quality Mark administrator

Civil news: change of Specialist Quality Mark administrator

New Specialist Quality Mark administration contract starts in tandem with small changes to audit process.

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Justine Greening's vision for the teaching profession

Justine Greening's vision for the teaching profession

The Education Secretary's plans to strengthen qualified teacher status (QTS) and continued professional development from September 2019.

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Employers named and shamed for underpaying more than 15,500 workers

Employers named and shamed for underpaying more than 15,500 workers

More than 350 employers have been named and shamed as the Government publishes a list of national minimum and living wage offenders.

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Defence Secretary meets Apprentices working on nuclear submarines as new Training Facility announced

Defence Secretary meets Apprentices working on nuclear submarines as new Training Facility announced

Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon today met apprentices working on Britainís new submarines who will benefit from a new £25 million Apprentice Training Facility at Barrow-in-Furness.

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New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation appointed

New Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation appointed

The Home Secretary has appointed Max Hill QC as the governmentís new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.

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Commercialisation of quantum technologies: apply for funding

Commercialisation of quantum technologies: apply for funding

Businesses can win a share of £14 million to either develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility.

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Business customers now receive fewer online documents

Business customers now receive fewer online documents

We have changed how we confirm online applications for Land Registry portal users.

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Welsh company wins £82M contract on global stage

Welsh company wins £82M contract on global stage

Leading the UK delegation at the IDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi, Minister Harriett Baldwin has announced the award of an innovative £82 million contract to Welsh company Qioptiq, who provide support for vital surveillance and targeting equipment to our UK Armed Forces.

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