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Department For Education

Guidance: National assessment and accreditation system: for employers of social workers27 Jan

Guidance: School resource management self-assessment tool27 Jan

Guidance: Schools financial value standard (SFVS)27 Jan

Complete the school census27 Jan

Submit your data27 Jan

Press release: Schools encouraged to open up sports facilities all year round26 Jan

Transparency data: School land: decisions about disposals24 Jan

Statutory guidance: Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice24 Jan

Guidance: Further education bodies: insolvency guidance24 Jan

Impact assessment: Higher education grants and loans 2020 to 2021: equality analysis24 Jan

Detailed guide: Key stage 1 assessments data collection: guide to submitting data24 Jan

Guidance: KS1 assessments data collection 2020: technical specification24 Jan

MONDAY, 27 JANUARY 2020  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Details of approved and registered animal by-product (ABP) operating plants in Great Britain and the Channel Islands.

Approved animal by-product plants in Great Britain (PDF version)

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Approved animal by-products plants in the Channel Islands

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Premises in Great Britain and the Channel Islands must be approved by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to operate as an ABP plant.

The list of details follows the format laid down by the European Commission and is arranged in sections according to plant type:

  • intermediate plants
  • storage plants
  • incineration plants
  • processing (rendering) plants
  • oleo-chemical plants
  • biogas plants
  • composting plants
  • petfood plants
  • specific users
  • purposes outside of the food chain
  • collection centres
  • organic fertiliser/soil improver plants
  • other registered plants

A list of approved and registered premises in the European Union is available on the European Commission website

Published 2 January 2015
Last updated 27 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated the approved animal by-products plants in Great Britain

  2. Updated the approved animal by-products plants in Great Britain

  3. Updated the approved animal by-products plants in Great Britain

  4. Updated the approved animal by-products plants in Great Britain

  5. Updated approved animal by-product plants in Great Britain

  6. Approved animal by-product plants in Great Britain updated

  7. Approved and registered animal by-product (ABP) operating plants in Great Britain has been updated.

MONDAY, 27 JANUARY 2020  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

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

Avian influenza in wild birds: 2020

Avian influenza in wild birds: 2019

Avian influenza in wild birds: 2018

Avian influenza in wild birds: winter 2016 to 2017

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This report is produced by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). It is updated regularly with findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) – often referred to as bird flu – in wild birds in Great Britain. Updates are recorded in calendar weeks (for example, week 1 is the first week in January).

These are findings of avian influenza from our ongoing routine surveillance for avian influenza in wild birds. This surveillance is made up of patrols by wild bird reserve wardens and collections of found-dead wild birds reported to us by members of the public. This data only represents cases where birds have tested positive for avian influenza.

Read the avian influenza (bird flu) detailed guidance for the latest information.

Published 30 December 2016
Last updated 27 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated avian influenza in wild birds 2020

  2. Added avian influenza in wild birds: 2020

  3. Updated the avian influenza in wild birds 2019 document

  4. Updated avian influenza in wild birds: 2019

  5. Avian influenza in wild birds: 2019 updated

  6. Avian influenza in wild birds updated

  7. Avian influenza in wild birds: 2019 updated

  8. AI Findings updated

  9. Avian influenza in wild birds 2019 updated

  10. Avian influenza in wild birds: 2019 updated

  11. Avian influenza in wild birds: 2019 updated

  12. AI findings for 2019 updated

  13. Avian influenza in wild birds 2019 updated

  14. Avian influenza in wild birds: 2019 - new document added

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FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 2020  |  ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH AGENCY

Form to apply for Seed Potato Classification Scheme (SPCS) official labels.

Application form for official labels

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The regulations requires that seed potatoes are delivered in containers which carry an official label and are sealed before leaving the producer’s premises.

See the SPCS guidance for further information.

Published 9 March 2016
Last updated 24 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated SPCS3 form

  2. First published.

SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture). For Northern Ireland, check with DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs).

You can issue plant passports yourself, but you must be authorised by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Find out:

When you need a plant passport

The list of passported plants and plant products is different under the new regulations.

The exemption when supplying directly to retailers no longer exists. If you sell directly to retailers, you will need to be authorised to issue plant passports for any plants which fall under plant passport requirements.

A plant passport is required even to customers buying for personal use if you are supplying through means of distance sales, for example, if you are selling online.

Under the new Plant Health Regulations 2016/2031 (PHR), implemented from 14 December 2019, the scope of plant passporting will be greater than before. You will need a plant passport to move regulated plants and plant products within the EU, including within the UK.

PHR includes:

  • all plants for planting
  • some seeds
  • seed potatoes
  • some fruits with peduncles attached

Check the following lists to find out if a consignment you’re trading in the EU (including within the UK) needs a plant passport:

If you’re not sure whether your consignment needs plant passports, contact APHA.

Apply to be authorised

You need to complete the following forms and email them to plant passport registration:

Inspections

After you apply for authorisation, APHA will process your application and grant you authorisation to issue plant passports. APHA will do an inspection shortly after to ensure you are compliant with the regulations.Inspectors will:

  • interview you or the person responsible for plant passports at your site
  • audit your records
  • inspect host plants and sample them to make sure they’re free from pests or diseases that could make trading in the EU a plant health risk
  • give you or the person responsible an update on the latest plant quarantine pest and disease risks

They’ll then discuss test results and any issues they find at your site.

If they’re satisfied your site doesn’t pose a risk to plant health, your authorisation will remain approved.

Inspection fees

The fees are £61.58 for each 15 minutes (or part thereof) with a minimum fee of £123.16.

The fees are payable for each 15 minutes (or part thereof) spent in carrying out the inspection and any associated activities. These associated activities include the time it takes inspectors to travel to your site and any administration relevant to that inspection, subject to the minimum fees.

The fee for renewal inspections is the same as for first inspections.

An additional fee of £20.66 will be charged if you submit an application for a plant passport authorisation in paper form rather than online.

You will not have to pay if APHA authorises you to issue supplier documents only.

After you’re authorised

If you’re authorised to issue plant passports, you’ll get a unique registration number - you can then issue as many passports and supplier documents as you need.

You’ll only need a separate authorisation to issue supplier documents if you’re not already authorised to issue plant passports. For example, if you’re trading fruits and vegetables that aren’t covered by the plant passport regime.

Make a plant passport

Passports issued before 14 December 2019 under the old regulations are valid until 14 December 2023.

Under the new regulations the passport must be distinct and separate from other information. If it’s placed on a different label such as a care label, it must be distinct from the other information on that label.

You must include certain details on plant passports under the new regulations:

  • EU flag and wording
  • the letters ‘A, B, C, D’, known as ‘parts A to D’, with information following each letter

EU flag and wording

The EU flag must be in the top left hand corner of the plant passport. It can be printed in colour or in black and white. If it’s in black and white, it can have white stars on black backgrounds, or black stars on white background.

The words ‘Plant Passport’ must be printed in English to the right of the EU flag.

If relevant (depending on the country you are dealing with), ‘Plant Passport’ must also be printed in one other official EU language, separated by a slash, to the right of the EU flag.

Part A

You must state:

  • the botanical name of the plants or plant products concerned
  • there should be full genus and species name, a genus name alone is acceptable if the species name is not known
  • a variety name can be added, but this is optional

Part B

You must state:

  • the two-letter ISO code for the member state in which the professional operator issuing the plant passport is registered
  • the code for the UK (including Northern Ireland) is GB
  • the alphabetical, numerical or alphanumerical national registration number of the professional operator concerned
  • the letters ‘EW’ (this is the code for APHA) should go before your unique APHA registration number

Part C

You must state the traceability code of the plant, plant product or the other object concerned.This can be an existing code used to trace or identify a consignment)

The code must provide traceability back to the unit for which the plant passport was issued. For example, it could be an individual serial, week, batch or invoice number.

A traceability code is not required where plants for planting meet all of the following conditions:

  • they are prepared in such a way that they are ready for the sale to final users without any further preparationno risk exists concerning the spread of EU quarantine pests
  • they do not belong to types or species that are considered to have a greater plant health risk (This list is still under discussion between Member States and the European Commissio

FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 2020  |  ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE

Summary of advice given under business appointment rules to former members of AGO, GLD or HMCPSI at SCS1 and SCS2 level and equivalents.

Details

Summary of advice given under business appointment rules to former members of AGO, GLD or HMCPSI at SCS1 and SCS2 level and equivalents.

Published 7 September 2017
Last updated 24 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated with information to September 2019.

  2. Updated quarterly information in respect of Business Appointment Rules, on behalf of AGO, GLD and HMCPSI, for the quarter ending 30 June 2018.

  3. Updated decisions for period October 2016 to March 2018.

  4. Attached documents have been updated to reflect latest returns (December 2017).

  5. Updated summary of advice given under business appointment rules to include the period up to September 2017.

  6. Updated to include advice required in the period from March 2017 - June 2017.

  7. First published.

FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 2020  |  BIOMETRICS COMMISSIONER

A response to the announcement by the Metropolitan Police that they will begin the operational use of Live Facial Recognition.

The Metropolitan Police Service has announced that it will begin the operational use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology. This is a step-change in the use LFR by the UK police, given that the technology will be deployed fully operationally rather than on a trial basis.

The Metropolitan Police have stated that they have the right safeguards and transparency in place to ensure that they protect people’s privacy and human rights. They have also published a “legal mandate”. It is difficult to comment further on this until we have an actual deployment and we are able to scrutinise the details of that deployment.

It should be noted that the published legal mandate references the recent judgment of the High Court in Cardiff on the use of LFR by South Wales Police. Although the court found South Wales’ use of LFR to be consistent with the requirements of the Human Rights Act and data protection legislation that judgment was specific to the particular circumstances in which South Wales Police used their LFR system. The Metropolitan Police will need to pay attention to those circumstances to which the court drew attention.

It should also be noted that the South Wales decision is now being appealed and that the new government gave a manifesto commitment to provide a strict legal framework to gov

Unclaimed estates list (CSV, 1.23MB)

Some people have experienced an intermittent problem downloading the Unclaimed estates list. We are investigating the cause of the issue.

The list is published in a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file format. This acts like a spreadsheet and although it can be opened in any text editor it is is best viewed in a spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel, Google Docs or OpenOffice Calc.

If you are looking for a particular estate you can search by using Ctrl-F in your browser, text editor or spreadsheet application.

The list is updated every working day and newly advertised estates appear at the top of the list. After one day of publication, new estates drop into the rest of the list in alphabetical order.

Any estates where the Bona Vacantia division (BVD) no longer has an interest, for example, when a claim to an estate has been admitted, will be removed daily. Estates where the 30 year time limit from the date of death has expired are also removed.

BVD provides as much genealogical information as it holds on its files, subject to its obligations under the Data Protection Act and any other legal requirements. If a field is blank then BVD either do not hold the information or it may only be held in paper files stored off-site.

If you have a claim

Further information can be found in the guide on how to Make a claim to a deceased person’s estate

Disclaimer

Please note: The list cannot be guaranteed to be complete and correct and no warranties are given or implied to that effect. Copies of the list held on other sources or provided by third parties other than the Treasury Solicitor cannot be guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date. The Treasury Solicitor does not accept any responsibility for any loss whatsoever which might result from reliance thereon.

Published 6 December 2013
Last updated 27 January 2020 + show all updates
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  22. FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 2020  |  BONA VACANTIA

    A list of unclaimed estates held by the Treasury Solicitor. Last updated 24th January 2020.

    The Division publishes a list of unclaimed estates which have been recently referred, but not yet administered, and historic cases which have been administered but not yet been claimed within the time limits for doing so.

    The list

    Unclaimed estates list (CSV, 1.22MB)

    Some people have experienced an intermittent problem downloading the Unclaimed estates list. We are investigating the cause of the issue.

    The list is published in a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file format. This acts like a spreadsheet and although it can be opened in any text editor it is is best viewed in a spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel, Google Docs or OpenOffice Calc.

    If you are looking for a particular estate you can search by using Ctrl-F in your browser, text editor or spreadsheet application.

    The list is updated every working day and newly advertised estates appear at the top of the list. After one day of publication, new estates drop into the rest of the list in alphabetical order.

    Any estates where the Bona Vacantia division (BVD) no longer has an interest, for example, when a claim to an estate has been admitted, will be removed daily. Estates where the 30 year time limit from the date of death has expired are also removed.

    BVD provides as much genealogical information as it holds on its files, subject to its obligations under the Data Protection Act and any other legal requirements. If a field is blank then BVD either do not hold the information or it may only be held in paper files stored off-site.

    If you have a claim

    Further information can be found in the guide on how to Make a claim to a deceased person’s estate

    Disclaimer

    Please note: The list cannot be guaranteed to be complete and correct and no warranties are given or implied to that effect. Copies of the list held on other sources or provided by third parties other than the Treasury Solicitor cannot be guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date. The Treasury Solicitor does not accept any responsibility for any loss whatsoever which might result from reliance thereon.

Published 6 December 2013
Last updated 24 January 2020 + show all updates
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  22. FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 2020  |  BORDER FORCE

    Guidance for staff taking part in Operation Limelight, a multi-agency safeguarding operation at the UK border responding to female genital mutilation.

    Operation Limelight instructions

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Document contains instructions to police and Border Force staff taking part in Operation Limelight, a multi-agency safeguarding operation at the UK border responding to female genital mutilation (FGM).

Published 24 January 2020

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This privacy notice sets out how the Civil Service uses the CSEP Hub platform to collect and store your personal data, and your rights.

Published 24 January 2020
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