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24 October

Guidance: Combined Accommodation Assessment System: the new accommodation charging system explained

Information about a new charging system for Service Family Accommodation (SFA), a key element of the New Employment Model Programme, was announced by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on 24 October 2014. This document...

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FOI release: FOI release: Ireland re-joining the British Commonwealth

FOI ref 0787-14 releases information, some of which has been withheld under section 27 (international relations), section 40 (personal information) and section 41 (information provided in confidence) of the Freedom...

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Policy paper: Technical Baccalaureate measure for 16- to 19-year-olds

Updated: Updated the policy paper to include information about the funding that will be available from the finacial year 2016 to 2017 for students who pass all the qualifications within a TechBacc programme. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:31, 24 October

Correspondence: Recovered appeal: Three Cornered Piece, Bohemia Hollow, Nyewood (ref: 2203067, 23 October 2014)

Decision letter and Inspector’s Report on appeal relating to an application for the change of use of the site to a Traveller site (retrospective).

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Correspondence: Recovered appeal: Arpley landfill site, Forrest Way, Sankey Bridges, Warrington (ref: 2201665, 23 October 2014)

Decision letter and Inspector’s Report on appeal relating to an application for extension of operational life of Arpley landfill facility to 2025.

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FOI release: FOI release: FCO’s staff travel policy on flights

FOI ref 0849-14 provides excerpts from the FCO’s travel policy covering class of travel and use of Air Miles

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Guidance: Submarine Dismantling Project: interim storage of Intermediate Level radioactive Waste

Updated: Added consultation workshop booking forms.

On the 13 February 2014 the Ministry of Defence (MOD) published a provisional shortlist of sites that may be suitable for the interim storage of the reactor...

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Guidance: Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

Updated: Uploaded updated chapter 33 and patch to chapter, dated 24 October 2014.

Chapter 33 update patches archive

Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by the gram-negative...

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FOI release: FOI release: world cup 2018

FOI ref 0877-14 releases a 4 page digest of correspondence from the British embassy Moscow, to the FCO, regarding the world cup 2018 from 1 Jan 2014 to present day. Some information has been withheld under section...

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LSU meeting dates for DELs & DEPs
DEL TASS:

Fallingbostel 18th November 8.30am-10.30am Hohne 18th November 10.30am-12.30pm

DEP (arrangements for next year and Q&As):

Fallingbostel 19th November 9.00am Hohne 17th November...

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Winter Preparations

Please ensure that cars are prepared for winter with winter tyres fitted (it is a requirement in Germany to have winter tyres on your car of the winter season October – April).

 

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Punchlines November 2014

Punchlines November 2014 is available to view online now at : 

 

http://content.yudu.com/Library/A36dwr/PUNCHLINESNovember20/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree...

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O'Girke Office Move

O'Girke plan to close their office in Building 43 at the top end of Catterick Barracks at the end of business on Monday 3 Nov.  They will re-open for business on Wednesday 5 Nov in their new office...

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Royal Britsh Legion Gutersloh
"The Royal British Legion Gütersloh Branch has moved to alternative accommodation, and are now situated at the rear of Hangar 4. Where the Victory Club used to be. (2LSR) The "Poppy Ball...
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News story: Merseyside man sentenced for illegally giving immigration advice

On 22 October 2014 Phillip Watson (48) of Liverpool L4, appeared at Liverpool Sefton Magistrates Court and was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months, a 10 week curfew between 9pm-6am was ...

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Speech: James Brokenshire speech to the HASC International Conference

Thank you. It is a pleasure to be here today to talk about the UK’s excellent offer to international students.

I know that is something which this distinguished audience feels as passionately about...

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News story: LATEST: air strikes in Iraq

Updated: Update on operational activity.

Two Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s participated in a coordinated coalition air strike overnight (Thursday) at Jar Silah, west of Kirkuk.

The aircraft, at ...

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Press release: Planned roadworks in Kent and Sussex: Weekly summary for Monday 27 October – Sunday 2 November 2014
M20 junctions 9 to 8, Ashford, Kent: Retexturing

The Londonbound carriageway will continue to be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, until Friday 31 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via...

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News story: Operational compliance case: Brilley School Charity and Brilley and Michaelchurch Village Hall

We have published a report of our Operational case involving the charity Brilley School. The report explains why we got involved with the charity, what regulatory concerns we assessed and what the impact...

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News story: EU reaches ‘historic’ deal to tackle climate change

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said:

“This is a historic moment. Europe has sent a clear and firm message to the world that ambitious climate action is needed now. True to our word, ...

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Press release: Jobcentres go digital

Old-fashioned ‘signing-on’, job cards in windows and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Jobcentres across Britain undergo a digital revolution.

High-tech equipment, including...

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Statistical data set: Monthly sea fisheries statistics August 2014

The monthly landings statistics will be released at 9.30am on the 4th Friday of each month, or the next working day if this is a bank holiday.

August 2014

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Statistics - national statistics: Index of services: August 2014

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.

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Statistics: Sub-regional Feed-in Tariff installations: September 2014

Number of installations and total installed capacity by technology type in England, Scotland and Wales at the end the latest quarter that have been confirmed on the Central Feed-in Tariff Register.

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Statistics - national statistics: Gross domestic product, preliminary estimate: July to September 2014

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.

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Statistics: Acute and non-acute delayed transfers of care monthly situation reports: September 2014

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from any political influence.

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Statistics: Index of private housing rental prices: July to September 2014 results

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from any political influence.

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Statistics: Feed-in tariff community and school applications’: September 2014

Number of community and school installations (and associated capacity), split by type of accreditation granted, as at end September 2014.

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Statistics: Local Authority Food Law Enforcement returns, results: financial year ending March 2014

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from any political influence.

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Statistics: MCS and ROOFIT installations: September 2014

Number of installations at the end of September 2014 registered on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme - MCS Installation database, and the number of installations with a total installed capacity accredited...

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Statistics - national statistics: Feed in Tariff commissioned installations, September 2014

Cumulative count and installed capacity of all installations deployed via the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Statistics are shown for GB, broken down by technology, size band and data source.

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Statistical data set: Monthly MCS and ROOFIT degression statistics

Updated: Latest data published.

The MCS and ROOFiT pipeline statistics show the number of installations each month that are registered on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme - MCS Installation Database...

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Consultation outcome: Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee

Updated: Published summary of responses and government response.

We want to know what you think about the intended abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee (HGTAC).

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Research and analysis: New State Pension: qualitative research on the ideal customer journey

This report presents the findings from an open exploration of the ideal ‘customer journey’ for the new State Pension.

We commissioned the research to:

improve our understanding of what people...
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Statistics: Monthly feed-in tariff commissioned installations by month

Updated: Latest data published.

Statistics presented in the monthly table below show the number of installations and capacity installed, broken down by technology type. These schemes have been registered...

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Statistical data set: Sub-regional Feed-in Tariffs statistics

Updated: Latest data published.

Quarterly sub-regional statistics show the number of installations and total installed capacity by technology type in England, Scotland and Wales at the end the latest quarter...

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Statistical data set: Commodity prices

Updated: Weekly bananas and cereal wholesale prices updated.

Prices for selected agricultural and horticultural produce are published on a weekly or monthly basis in the following spreadsheets. The data...

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Statistics: Community and school Feed-in Tariff statistics

Updated: September Community and School FIT stats

Statistics presented in the quarterly table below show the number of community and school installations (and associated capacity), split by the type of...

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Notice: LEADER Exchange Group Meeting

Updated: Minutes of the meeting added

The presentations from the last LEADER Exchange group are now available. The minutes will follow shortly.

Background

Defra is currently considering and developing...

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Transparency data: Corporate Hospitality Register: July - September 2014

Corporate hospitality received by board members and staff of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

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Correspondence: Support in Universal Credit: distressed children: SSAC correspondence

The Social Security Advisory Committee’s letter explains its views on certain draft Universal Credit regulations. The regulations set out a number of additional easements from work-search conditionality for cases...

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Correspondence: Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 24 October 2014

Thursday saw a pivotal moment in the history of public health when, for the first time, the need for the NHS to focus actively on prevention was formally acknowledged in the NHS 5 Year Forward View, published...

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Research and analysis: Future of cities: active travel

This paper examines the benefits of increasing active travel - walking and cycling - in cities:

reduced congestion on our roads a healthier, happier and more productive population reduced air pollution...
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Guidance: Civil tenders

Updated: Invitation to respond to the tender to deliver face-to-face legal aid services in actions against the police,clinical negligence and public law in England and Wales from November 2015 advert published...

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Statistics: Prison population figures: 2014

Updated: Prison population figures for 24 October 2014 published.

Latest prison population figures for 2014.

Earlier editions

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COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control, London, 10 – 11 December 2014

Two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

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HSE Jobs – Marketing Executive,HSL

We are seeking a highly motivated Marketer, who is focused on outcomes and is looking to apply their existing marketing skills in a thriving environment that rewards dedication, ideas and ambition. This new role...

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Gross Domestic Product Preliminary Estimate, Q3 2014
Preliminary estimate for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) containing constant price Gross Value Added (GVA) data for the UK. Data is available split by industrial sector.
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Press release: Hydro Industries announces £20 million contract during visit by Welsh Secretary

The company, which specialises in water purification using electro based technology, has announced a new &pound;20 million joint-venture deal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to assist the country achieve...

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News story: Students challenged to design audio and visual tools to improve travel for blind and deaf bus passengers

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today (24 October 2014) launched a competition for students aimed at devising new ways to make bus travel easier for people who have visual or hearing impairments. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:30, 24 October

Press release: Plans for the Right to Build across England

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis today (24 October 2014) announced plans to support aspiring custom and self builders who want to build their own homes.

The minister published details of plans...

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News story: England Coast Path proposals: have your say

Kent and East Sussex: a 49 km stretch between Camber and Folkestone. The closing date for representations or objections is 5pm on 14 November 2014.

Norfolk: a 31 km stretch between Hopton-on...

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News story: UK and Singapore agree to increase financial services cooperation

Updated: Andrea Leadsom, who recently visited Singapore, announces that the first round of the UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue and Renminbi forum will take place in Singapore on 27-28 January 2015.

The...

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Press release: Nick Clegg statement on GDP figures: October 2014

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released new figures on UK GDP for the third quarter of 2014.

Commenting on the new data, the Deputy Prime Minister said:

After many difficult...

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Care Act 2014 (Earl Howe, - Shadow Minister, Health)

My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement.

Today I am publishing the statutory guidance to support implementation of Part...

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Serious Fraud Office: Contingencies Fund Advance (Lord Wallace of Tankerness)

My Hon Friend the Solicitor General (Robert Buckland) has made the following written ministerial statement:

I would like to inform the House that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has been sought...

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Sport: Legacies (Lord Gardiner of Kimble)

My Hon Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Helen Grant) has made the following statement:

In July, the Government and the Mayor of London published “Inspired...

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Universal Credit (Lord Freud, Shadow Minister, Work and Pensions)

During the passage of the Pensions Act 2014 through the House of Lords earlier this year, concerns were raised on the ability of Universal Credit claimants to undertake work related requirements when they are...

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Serious Fraud Office (Contingencies Fund) (Robert Buckland)

I would like to inform the House that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has been sought for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

In line with the current arrangement for SFO funding agreed with HM Treasury...

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Sporting Legacy (Helen Grant)

In July, the Government and the Mayor of London published “Inspired by 2012”. This second anniversary report detailed the activities which took place in the second year since the 2012 games.

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Care Act 2014 (Part 1) (Norman Lamb)

Today I am publishing the statutory guidance to support implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 in 2015/16. Also today the Government’s “Response to the consultation on draft regulations and...

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Family and Civil Cases (Support) (Simon Hughes)

The Government are committed to making sure that when people separate that they do it in the best possible way. Too many people end up fighting expensive and confrontational court battles when they could be helped...

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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Esther McVey)

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council met on 16 October 2014 in Luxembourg. I represented the United Kingdom.

The Council agreed a general approach on a proposal for a decision...

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Universal Credit Support (Esther McVey)

During the passage of the Pensions Act 2014 through the House of Lords earlier this year, concerns were raised on the ability of universal credit claimants to undertake work-related requirements when they are...

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Consultation outcome: Bovine TB cattle control measures: tackling cattle-to-cattle transmission

Updated: Summary of responses added.

We want to know what you think about our proposals to strengthen cattle control measures. In particular, we want to hear your views on:

whether cattle moving...
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Paper firm fined for pallet fall failings
The UK division of a pan-European paper company has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke her leg in three places when poorly stacked pallets of paper collapsed.
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Drinks firm Diageo sentenced after two workers injured
Drinks company Diageo Scotland Ltd has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.
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Bedfordshire vets in court after workers exposed to harmful drugs
A Bedfordshire veterinary firm has been fined after workers were potentially exposed to harmful substances found in animal chemotherapy drugs prepared at the veterinary practice over a four year period. 
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Beyond KP4: Engineered Composite Repairs, Failure Analysis, Validated Finite Element Modelling – Aberdeen

The second in a series of one-day workshops addressing the key ALE issues facing the Oil & Gas sector, originally planned for 6 November 2014, the date has changed and will now take place on 29 January 2015...

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Latest batch of MI5 files released
Today sees our 31st release of Security Service records, containing a total of 157 files.
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Index of Services, August 2014
The monthly movements in gross value added for the service industries, which overall account for around 78.4% of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, July to September 2014
The Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP) measures the change in price of property rented by private landlords. The index is published as a series of price indices covering Great Britain, its constituent...
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News story: Free DBS duty to refer events

Updated: Amendment to the postcode for the event in Durham.

This year we have been running a successful and well received programme of free events. These let you know about making safeguarding referrals...

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News story: Vehicle tax changes

Updated: Change to the 'How to check if a vehicle is taxed' section.

From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle. If you have a tax disc with any months left...

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Home-Start Paderborn - Halloween Activities

Come along to Home-Start Paderborn's Halloween Activities. MON 27 OCT - Haloween Arts & Crafts from 0900hrs - 1100hrs

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23 October

Corporate report: Your Charter: annual report

Updated: Minor textual change to section 2.

HMRC deals with the tax and payments affairs of virtually every business and individual in the UK. Your Charter sets out sets out the relationship HMRC...

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Guidance: Business Statements: Office of the Leader of the House of Commons, October 2014

Updated: 23 October business statement added.

This page sets out the Business Statements by the Leader of the House of Commons for October 2014.

The Business Statement takes place every Thursday...

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News story: Points of Light: October 2014 winners

Updated: Added recipients 138 and 139: Richard Elam and Mark Reynolds.

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Press release: Tenth British aid flight delivers medicines for Ebola treatment facilities in Sierra Leone

This was the UK’s tenth aid flight and carried the first batch of medicines, including morphine and antibiotics, from the UK for the 92 bed treatment facility in Kerry Town, which is nearing completion.

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Independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse

When asked about the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse, the Prime Minister?s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister had been clear that he had full confidence in Fiona Woolf leading...

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Statutory guidance: The Countryside Code

Updated: Added bookmark and details of how to obtain hard copies of both the leaflet and bookmark.

The Countryside Code applies to all parts of the countryside in England and Wales, aiming to help everyone...

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FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 20 October 2014

Updated: Added new FOI response for dispersal procedure HM Naval Base Clyde.

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 20 October 2014.

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Statistics - national statistics: Secondary and primary school applications and offers: 2014

Updated: Updated 'underlying data' to change primary level figures for England (1 of the 3 preference offers) and East Midlands (second preference offers) which were incorrect. These figures were not used to ...

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Transparency data: FCO workforce management information: August 2014

Details of the workforce management data for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. These figures are not official statistics. They are internal workforce management information published in the interests of transparency...

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Transparency data: Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)

Updated: Updated tool and version log.

The tool presents information in interactive tables and charts with the local authority’s rank and position within the national context.

The tool includes ...

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Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

Updated: Added updated Dartmoor firing times commencing 23 October 2014 in CSV and PDF formats.

The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile...

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Guidance: Ebola: environmental cleaning guidance for potential contamination (excluding healthcare settings)

Updated: Updated guidance available.

This guidance provides:

precautions to be taken by people carrying out cleaning procedures associated with suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola actions to ...
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Transparency data: Military court centres court listings

Updated: Added Military court centre listings 27 October to 7 November

In line with the government’s Transparency and Open Data initiative, the Military Court Service is to publish the court listings for...

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Policy paper: Financial sanctions, Somalia

Updated: Updated due to latest notice (Reg 1104/2014)

In 2005, the United Nations, amongst other matters, imposed an asset freeze on persons engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten...

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Policy paper: Financial sanctions: consolidated list of targets

Updated: Lists updated due to Somalia (Reg 1104/2014)

HM Treasury is responsible for the implementation and administration of international financial sanctions in effect in the UK, for domestic designations...

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Guidance: Democratic Republic of Congo: country information and guidance

Updated: Updated policy bulletin.

Country information and guidance reports are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications. The reports also give...

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Press release: Magazines merger could face in-depth investigation

Immediate Media Company Bristol Limited (Immediate) and Future Publishing Limited (Future) both publish specialist print magazines across a wide range of subjects, including many dedicated to specialist areas...

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Press release: Caring Canines wins a Big Society Award

Prime Minister David Cameron has praised a Bournemouth voluntary group for their innovative work connecting volunteers and their dogs with care homes, hospitals, hospices, sheltered housing and special needs ...

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News story: Growing female employment in highly skilled jobs across the economy

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today embarked on a regional tour to meet with women working in all four sectors of the economy - services, agriculture, construction, and manufacturing – to find ...

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Press release: The unseen work on Yorkshire’s roads keeping us safe

Ground enforcing measures such as rock bolts and soil nails are being installed to strengthen the new embankments and enable the old hard shoulder to be used as a running lane in the future. All this is being...

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News story: Chancellor visits small business, Rotunda Living to see how a government start up loan has helped their rapid expansion

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, accompanied by Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, today visited small business, Rotunda Living in Hazel Grove to welcome the company’s announcement to...

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Press release: Press briefing: morning 23 October 2014
Independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse

When asked about the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse, the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesperson (PMOS) said the Prime Minister had been clear...

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Press release: MCA appoint new Director of Strategy and Corporate Services

This new post combines the current role of Director Strategy and Finance with new responsibility for the Human Resources, Information and Communications Technology and Estates Management functions.

Bill...

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Guidance: Body worn video: perspectives from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner

This presentation was given by Tony Porter at the Home Office Security Innovation and Demonstration Centre’s ‘Body Worn Video Innovation Event’ on 2 October 2014. In it he sets out his views on the use of body...

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Decision: CAC Outcome: Unite the Union & Paragon Vehicle Services Ltd

The decisions set out:

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