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05 March

Fairer regulation of farming (Steve Barclay)

In June 2023, the Government launched a consultation on how hedgerows should be protected in England. The consultation asked for views on the Government’s proposals to maintain protections for hedgerows...

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Suicide Prevention Grant Fund (Maria Caulfield)

On 25 August 2023, my Department launched a £10 million Suicide Prevention Grant Fund to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in delivering suicide prevention activity in England...

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Advanced manufacturing update (Gareth Davies, Member, Finance Bill Committee)

Today, the government has announced over £360 million of joint government and industry investment in sixteen UK advanced manufacturing projects, securing highly-skilled jobs, building a stronger economy ...

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Access to Justice update (Alex Chalk)

The Government is announcing today that it will introduce legislation in this parliamentary session that will address the impacts of the UK Supreme Court judgment in PACCAR, which concerned a claim against truck...

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Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Framework Document (Andrew Mitchell, Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and International Committee of the Red Cross (Status) Bill)

I wish to inform the House of the completion of the new Framework Document for the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, an arm’s-length-body funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, ...

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RSH publishes quarterly survey for Q3 2023-24
RSH publishes quarterly survey for Q3 2023-24
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Ofsted report shows reading has improved but writing and spoken language need more focus
Ofsted report shows reading has improved but writing and spoken language need more focus
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Life in Defra’s Security Academy: Hajra Zaman

As we continue our series of stories from colleagues who are employed on our talent programmes, we hear from Hajra Zaman who explains why she chose to join the Defra Security Academy.

Hi, I’m Hajra...

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How we’re designing a bilingual service for Wales, from the start

Darllenwch y blog hwn yn Gymraeg / Read this blog post in Welsh.

Following the Welsh Language Act 1993, all public services in Wales should be available in Welsh, and the language...

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Legal Services Board announces new Consumer Panel Chair

The Legal Services Board today announces the appointment of Tom Hayhoe as the new Chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel from 1 May 2024. Tom succeeds Sarah Chambers, whose term of office ends on 31 April...

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General Lighthouse Fund: annual report and accounts 2023
General Lighthouse Fund: annual report and accounts 2023
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04 March

Securing off-site Biodiversity Net Gain: Expert legal perspectives

In our third Natural England instructional Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) guest blog, legal professionals offer helpful insights into securing off-site Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG).

Our guest bloggers...

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Joint ministerial statement from the Calais Group: March 2024
Joint ministerial statement from the Calais Group: March 2024
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AustralianSuper announces 8 billion investment in the UK
AustralianSuper announces £8 billion investment in the UK
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Emergency pesticide authorisation to protect sugar beet crop conditionally approved
Emergency pesticide authorisation to protect sugar beet crop conditionally approved
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Government brings in Veterinary Medicines Regulations legislation
Government brings in Veterinary Medicines Regulations legislation
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Five elements to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and lasting peace: UK statement at the UN General Assembly
Five elements to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and lasting peace: UK statement at the UN General Assembly
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UK Space Agency spending report: January 2024
UK Space Agency spending report: January 2024
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Changes to member contributions in the NHS Pension Scheme, 2024
Changes to member contributions in the NHS Pension Scheme, 2024
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International driving permits available at PayPoint stores from 1 April 2024
International driving permits available at PayPoint stores from 1 April 2024
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UN Human Rights Council 55: UK Statement for Item 2 General Debate
UN Human Rights Council 55: UK Statement for Item 2 General Debate
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Hedgerow regulations to be brought into law to protect wildlife
Hedgerow regulations to be brought into law to protect wildlife
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Dr Nicola Byrne reappointed as National Data Guardian
Dr Nicola Byrne reappointed as National Data Guardian
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My experience as an RPA Ambassador

Last summer we launched our RPA Ambassador programme, aimed at getting our people out and about engaging with external audiences. As we explain in our 5 year strategy, we’re keen to grow our presence...

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The future of hedgerow protections in England: consultation response

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Hedgerows are a vital part of our countryside. They benefit our wildlife, the environment and our landscapes.

Hedgerows play an important role in farming. They slow...

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Response to Guardian article on levelling up

 

The Guardian's article published online and p10 today (Monday, 4 March 2024) claims that less than 20% of levelling up projects have completed in England. This is inaccurate as it...

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DWP and CMG: spending over 500, January 2024
DWP and CMG: spending over £500, January 2024
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Higher education providers with T Levels in entry requirements
Higher education providers with T Levels in entry requirements
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Fisheries: bilateral agreement with the Faroe Islands for 2024
Fisheries: bilateral agreement with the Faroe Islands for 2024
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Two members reappointed to the Independent Family Returns Panel
Two members reappointed to the Independent Family Returns Panel
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British Ambassador visits President of Congress Luis Redondo
British Ambassador visits President of Congress Luis Redondo
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Press release: New recruitment campaign for Victims’ Commissioner launched
Press release: New recruitment campaign for Victims’ Commissioner launched
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FiPL spotlight: improving nutrient use and reducing nitrate and phosphate pollution in the Broads

The Waveney Farming Cluster receiving a talk from soil a soil compaction specialist.

With a population of just over 6,000, spread across 303 square kilometres, the Broads, located in Norfolk and Suffolk...

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Screening workstreams prominent in England Rare Diseases Action Plan

The UK National Screening Committee's (UK NSC's) work to improve the newborn screening evidence base features prominently in the England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2024. 

Read the England Rare...

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School funding: Everything you need to know

No school, child or local authority is the same and school funding needs to reflect that. That’s why sometimes it can seem complicated.

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Register of Insolvency Service Board members' interests
Register of Insolvency Service Board members' interests
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Citizens Advice consumer workplan for 2024 to 2025: CFP response to consultation
Citizens Advice consumer workplan for 2024 to 2025: CFP response to consultation
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Horserace Betting Levy Board framework document
Horserace Betting Levy Board framework document
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Historic England framework document
Historic England framework document
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Post-Legislative Scrutiny Memorandum: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
Post-Legislative Scrutiny Memorandum: Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
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New strategic partners appointed for GPA
New strategic partners appointed for GPA
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Nearly 300m of drugs seized by Royal Navy in the Caribbean Sea
Nearly £300m of drugs seized by Royal Navy in the Caribbean Sea
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Using Get help buying for schools to buy cleaning services for my trust

Lisa Jones is Director of Finance and Resources for the Consortium Trust, based in East Anglia. The trust is made up of 11 rural primary schools, a nursery and two special schools. In this blog post, ...

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Draft affirmative coming for Fair Dealing Obligations (Milk) Regulations 2024
Draft affirmative coming for Fair Dealing Obligations (Milk) Regulations 2024. See other results for details.
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Hampshire renewable energy developer secures 19 million bank guarantee facility required to fuel exports
Hampshire renewable energy developer secures £19 million bank guarantee facility required to fuel exports
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UN Human Rights Council 55: Core Group Statement on Item 2 General Debate – Sri Lanka
UN Human Rights Council 55: Core Group Statement on Item 2 General Debate – Sri Lanka
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Chevening Celebrates 40 Years in the Philippines with Award Ceremony
Chevening Celebrates 40 Years in the Philippines with Award Ceremony
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BHC partnership helps Gizo students mitigate plastic pollution
BHC partnership helps Gizo students mitigate plastic pollution
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UK supports most vulnerable women and girls in Ukraine
UK supports most vulnerable women and girls in Ukraine
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How we’re encouraging children at our school to read for pleasure

Liz Kenny, english hub lead, and Vanessa Hill, headteacher, at Whiston Worrygoose Primary school in Rotherham talk about their approach to encouraging reading, and the benefits it’s brought their pupils...

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How we work with local authorities - Council Tax
How we work with local authorities - Council Tax
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How we work with local authorities - business rates
How we work with local authorities - business rates
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DfT equality monitoring 2022 to 2023
DfT equality monitoring 2022 to 2023
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Critical Minerals Task and Finish Group: government response
Critical Minerals Task and Finish Group: government response
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Sir Stephen Hillier re-appointed as Chair of UK Civil Aviation Authority
Sir Stephen Hillier re-appointed as Chair of UK Civil Aviation Authority
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Companies House begins phased roll out of new powers to tackle fraud
Companies House begins phased roll out of new powers to tackle fraud
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BBC Media Action equip newsrooms in Honiara for 2024 election coverage
BBC Media Action equip newsrooms in Honiara for 2024 election coverage
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Siemens announces 100m investment for R&D facility in Britain
Siemens announces £100m investment for R&D facility in Britain
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UK and Saudi Arabia unveil joint plan to put research links into top gear
UK and Saudi Arabia unveil joint plan to put research links into top gear
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Change of Governor of Gibraltar: Lt Gen Sir Ben Bathurst
Change of Governor of Gibraltar: Lt Gen Sir Ben Bathurst
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News story: Chair of Cafcass reappointed
News story: Chair of Cafcass reappointed
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Press release: New laws to crack down on online prison content
Press release: New laws to crack down on online prison content
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New guidance for charities facing decisions about donations
New guidance for charities facing decisions about donations
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Better kips for better trips: 16 million boost to transform truckstops for lorry drivers
Better kips for better trips: £16 million boost to transform truckstops for lorry drivers
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10 million to support suicide prevention
£10 million to support suicide prevention
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Press release: New law to make justice more accessible for innocent people wronged by powerful companies
Press release: New law to make justice more accessible for innocent people wronged by powerful companies
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03 March

360 million to boost British manufacturing and R&D
£360 million to boost British manufacturing and R&D
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02 March

1.8 billion benefits through public sector productivity drive
£1.8 billion benefits through public sector productivity drive
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Variation Notice (Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay)

I am repeating the following Written Ministerial Statement made today in the other place by my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer KC MP:

This is a ...

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Update on Levelling Up measures (Michael Gove)

Introduction

It is now a decade since the launch of the Northern Powerhouse, an ambitious programme to catalyse growth in our great northern cities and rebalance the UK’s economy away from an overdependence...

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Variation Notice (Lucy Frazer)

This is a joint statement with the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

As Ministers with joint responsibility for the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices, and ethics of the press, today ...

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Chancellor backs British business with pension fund reforms
Chancellor backs British business with pension fund reforms
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01 March

Badenoch statement on WTO Ministerial Conference
Badenoch statement on WTO Ministerial Conference
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PM address on extremism: 1 March 2024
PM address on extremism: 1 March 2024
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Latest statement in response to small boat crossings
Latest statement in response to small boat crossings
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Ministerial Appointments: 1 March 2024
Ministerial Appointments: 1 March 2024
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Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Belgium: Anne Sherriff
Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Belgium: Anne Sherriff
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UN Human Rights Council 55: Core Group Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan
UN Human Rights Council 55: Core Group Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan
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Yorkshire tops 1.7m Enforcement Undertakings for 2023
Yorkshire tops £1.7m Enforcement Undertakings for 2023
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Joining up nature recovery and health priorities

Image: Natural England

By Ruth Lamont, Principal Adviser in Research Ethics & Dave Bell, Principal Adviser in Health, Wellbeing and the Environment, at Natural England

We know that nature, human...

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The antimicrobial potential of bacteriophages report: government response
The antimicrobial potential of bacteriophages report: government response
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Track worker struck by a road-rail vehicle at Braybrooke
Track worker struck by a road-rail vehicle at Braybrooke
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Gardening services for British High Commission Yaounde: call for tenders
Gardening services for British High Commission Yaounde: call for tenders
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Called-in decision: land to the west of Moreton Road and Castlemilk, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire (ref: 3322305 - 1 March 2024)
Called-in decision: land to the west of Moreton Road and Castlemilk, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire (ref: 3322305 - 1 March 2024)
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Convention of the North: Secretary of State's speech
Convention of the North: Secretary of State's speech
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90 million Regeneration investment to support Blackpool Levelling Up transformation
£90 million Regeneration investment to support Blackpool Levelling Up transformation
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New Non-Executive Directors appointed at CMA
New Non-Executive Directors appointed at CMA
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Update on Level 4 devolution: Confirmation of eligibility for West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Liverpool City Region and the West Midlands
Update on Level 4 devolution: Confirmation of eligibility for West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Liverpool City Region and the West Midlands
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Standing ovation for JET inventor
Standing ovation for JET inventor
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UN Human Rights Council 55: UK National Statement on Sudan
UN Human Rights Council 55: UK National Statement on Sudan
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Work begins on 138 new homes for service personnel and their families in Cyprus
Work begins on 138 new homes for service personnel and their families in Cyprus
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What are Occupational Maps?

All apprenticeships, Higher Technical Qualifications, and T Levels are based on ‘occupations’ recognised by employers. An occupation is skilled employment which has similar requirements across employers and workplaces...

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RG Captain Thomas completes successful deployment to Bosnia

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment (RG) is delighted to announce the return of Captain (Capt) Rhodri Thomas following his distinguished deployment to Bosnia as part of NATO HQ.

Capt Thomas returning to the Royal...

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Join our webinar for upland farmers

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On Wednesday 27 March, we’re holding a webinar for upland farmers to learn more about the funding opportunities available in England in 2024.

The webinar will focus on the...

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Sellafield: business cases
Sellafield: business cases
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DHSC: permanent secretary's and CMO's meetings with external organisations, January to March 2020
DHSC: permanent secretary's and CMO's meetings with external organisations, January to March 2020
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Technical paper on Level 4 devolution framework
Technical paper on Level 4 devolution framework
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Taking stock and planning ahead

Government Digital Sustainability Alliance (GDSA) Project Manager Aimee Sutherland updates on the work that we’ve been doing since our November workshop and shares some exciting news about a forthcoming...

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UN Human Rights Council 55: UK Statement on South Sudan
UN Human Rights Council 55: UK Statement on South Sudan
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Minister for the Polar Regions on UK's Arctic Policy Framework
Minister for the Polar Regions on UK's Arctic Policy Framework
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