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24 November

Guidance: What does the Armed Forces Covenant mean for communities?

Updated: Added new document Canllaw i Awdurdodau Lleol: Sut i gyflawni’r Cyfamod yn eich ardal chi

Armed Forces Covenants by region:

Scotland North east North west <...
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Guidance: A parent’s guide to apprenticeships

Updated: Updated parent’s guide to apprenticeships.

This fact sheet gives parents and guardians:

an overview of apprenticeships the benefits and progression opportunities available information...
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Guidance: Higher and degree apprenticeships

Updated: Updated guide to higher and degree apprenticeships.

Higher and degree apprenticeships are available at levels 4 to 7. They combine work with study and may include a work-based, academic or combined...

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Research and analysis: Non-travel associated Shigella infections

Data on non-travel associated shigella infections in England broken down by age, sex, sexual orientation and geographical distribution of cases, predominant serotypes and epidemic history.

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Press release: Foreign Secretary statement on the attack in Egypt

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

I strongly condemn the horrendous and sickening attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai. My thoughts are with the people of Egypt and the families of all those...

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National Statistics: Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics for Great Britain: background information and methodology

Updated: Added a note about the calculation of arrears in the November 2017 release of the quarterly summary of statistics.

Our background information document gives an explanation of the Child Support...

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Closed consultation: Tax issues for late-life oil and gas assets

Updated: Updated with expert panel minutes

At Spring Budget 2017, the government announced it would publish a discussion paper on the tax treatment of late-life oil and gas assets. This paper considers...

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Transparency data: HM Treasury group payment performance

Updated: Updated prompt payment and statutory interest information for quarter 2

HM Treasury aims to reduce invoice payment times to 5 working days. All valid goods and services invoices received are paid...

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Guidance: Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable

Updated: Added timetable 4 to 8 December 2017

A list of timetables for operational low flying (OLF) training by RAF fast jets and Hercules aircraft. These timetables cover 3 tactical training areas (TTA...

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Guidance: General licence to move cattle from a non-exempt show in the LRA of England

Updated: Licence conditions amended following the introduction of the Low TB Areas in Wales.

You must follow the conditions of the general licence when you move cattle from a non-exempt agricultural show...

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Guidance: What does the Armed Forces Covenant mean for communities?

Updated: Added new document Canllaw i Awdurdodau Lleol: Sut i gyflawni’r Cyfamod yn eich ardal chi

Armed Forces Covenants by region:

Scotland North east North west <...
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Guidance: A parent’s guide to apprenticeships

Updated: Updated parent’s guide to apprenticeships.

This fact sheet gives parents and guardians:

an overview of apprenticeships the benefits and progression opportunities available information...
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Guidance: Higher and degree apprenticeships

Updated: Updated guide to higher and degree apprenticeships.

Higher and degree apprenticeships are available at levels 4 to 7. They combine work with study and may include a work-based, academic or combined...

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Research and analysis: Non-travel associated Shigella infections

Data on non-travel associated shigella infections in England broken down by age, sex, sexual orientation and geographical distribution of cases, predominant serotypes and epidemic history.

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Research and analysis: Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2017

Updated: HPR 11(42) report uploaded

For previous reports see:

Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2016 Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed ...
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Research and analysis: Health Protection Report volume 11 (2017)

Updated: HPR 11(42) news and two infection reports uploaded

Health Protection Report (HPR) comprises routine reports on infections (microbiological and epidemiological data and associated commentary) together...

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The Digital Business Academy has gone bitesize

Bringing digital entrepreneurship skills to a device near you

The Digital Business Academy online learning platform now makes it even easier to get straightforward simple access to digital skills...

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News story: UK House Price Index: National Status recommended

On Thursday 23 November 2017, the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) confirmed the UK House Price Index (HPI) will be awarded National Statistics status if 8 requirements are addressed, and evidence provided...

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Speech: Liechtenstein Farewell Speech
Liechtenstein Farewell Speech

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you. I really appreciate the chance to deliver some reflections on what has been a fascinating time to be Britain’s ambassador to Liechtenstein...

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News story: Huddersfield trafficker who tried to escape justice has jail term extended

Nisa Ul Haq, 41, was the leader of an organised crime group that trafficked Pakistanis to the UK to work in a West Yorkshire clothing factory. The gang were convicted on 3 December 2015 following an investigation...

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Guidance: Guidance for publishing spend over £25,000

Updated: Updated guidance published

The government has set out the need for greater transparency to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account.

This includes commitments ...

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Guidance: Preston guidance: November 2017

Following the European Court of Justice and House of Lords’ rulings in 2000/2001 in favour of part-timers gaining retrospective access to occupational pension schemes, provided they meet the necessary legal requirements...

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Notice: Letters from Julian Ashby to chairs and chief executives of registered providers of social housing

Updated: Letter from Chair of Regulation Committee on ONS reclassification added (24 November 2017).

This page includes letters from Julian Ashby, Chair of the Regulation Committee, to large registered ...

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Guidance: European Structural and Investment Funds eligibility documents

Updated: ERDF Eligibility Guidance has been updated to version 7. The new version provides clarity on simplified costs options.

European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme is funding for projects...

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Transparency data: Foreign Office spend over £25,000 for 2017

Updated: September and October 2017 data now available.

The government is committed to publishing departmental spend over &pound;25,000 as part of its commitment to transparency and open government. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 16:32, 24 November

Transparency data: HM Treasury senior officials travel expenses: April to June 2017

This report shows international travel and accommodation used by HM Treasury senior officials at Senior Civil Service 2 (SCS2) (or equivalent) and above. The report includes bookings made through departments’ ...

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Guidance: Guidance on policy for UK visas under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Updated: Guidance updated.

Use this guidance if you are applying for an initial visa or a visa extension under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) and you want to understand the details of the policy for this immigration...

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Policy paper: Internal Drainage Districts in southern England

Updated: Link to main river map updated 23 November 2017.

Information on progress with the new arrangements the Environment Agency is proposing for the internal drainage districts in Kent and Sussex. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 16:32, 24 November

Correspondence: 8/2017: Autumn Budget

This letter provides information on:

2017 Autumn Budget and provisional multipliers 2017 Spring Budget rate relief schemes
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Guidance: Development appraisal tool

Updated: Updated development appraisal tool version 4.05

The development appraisal tool is intended for use on small and medium to medium/large size schemes with a development period of up to 15 years. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 16:32, 24 November

National Statistics: Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics: September 2017

Updated: Added a link to information about a small methodological change to the calculation of arrears in this release of statistics.

These publications contain national statistics on child maintenance ...

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National Statistics: Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics for Great Britain: background information and methodology

Updated: Added a note about the calculation of arrears in the November 2017 release of the quarterly summary of statistics.

Our background information document gives an explanation of the Child Support...

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Notice: TS21 1NF, Mr David Hewitson, Mrs Gertrude Hewitson and Mr Richard Hewitson: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Notice: KT10 9BZ, New Era Recycling Limited: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Notice: BB5 5TX, Silverwoods Waste Management Ltd: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Closed consultation: Tax issues for late-life oil and gas assets

Updated: Updated with expert panel minutes

At Spring Budget 2017, the government announced it would publish a discussion paper on the tax treatment of late-life oil and gas assets. This paper considers...

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Transparency data: HM Treasury group payment performance

Updated: Updated prompt payment and statutory interest information for quarter 2

HM Treasury aims to reduce invoice payment times to 5 working days. All valid goods and services invoices received are paid...

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Notice: PE8 6QU, Nassington Pre-School: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Notice: CW4 8DX, Rough Hey Limited: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Notice: BS8 3TH Bristol & Clifton Golf Club Limited: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Notice: LE17 4HB, Mr Steve Radcliffe: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Notice: TR16 5BL,Jactamial Properties Limited: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Guidance: Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable

Updated: Added timetable 4 to 8 December 2017

A list of timetables for operational low flying (OLF) training by RAF fast jets and Hercules aircraft. These timetables cover 3 tactical training areas (TTA...

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Guidance: Accreditation of GCSEs and A levels for teaching from 2018

Updated: Accredited Pearson (Edexcel) GCSE Persian.

The timetable shows the dates by which exam boards have to send their specifications to Ofqual for consideration. As we receive and accredit specifications...

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Guidance: General licence to move cattle from a non-exempt show in the LRA of England

Updated: Licence conditions amended following the introduction of the Low TB Areas in Wales.

You must follow the conditions of the general licence when you move cattle from a non-exempt agricultural show...

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Guidance: What does the Armed Forces Covenant mean for communities?

Updated: Added new document Canllaw i Awdurdodau Lleol: Sut i gyflawni’r Cyfamod yn eich ardal chi

Armed Forces Covenants by region:

Scotland North east North west <...
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Official Statistics: Response to Office for Statistics Regulation Assessment Report on UK and Northern Ireland House Price Indices

This document contains the 8 requirements OSR have requested, and the responses from the UK HPI Working Group.

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Response to Department for Education breaches of the Code of Practice

From Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education to Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, Office for Statistics Regulation.

Related links

Department for Education...

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Press release: David Davis concludes visit to Estonia

David Davis has pledged that the UK will remain the greatest ally of our European partners in matters of security and defence after Brexit.

The Brexit Secretary made the remarks following a visit to Estonia...

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Speech: Lord Chancellor speech at launch of TheCityUK’s legal services report 2017

It’s a pleasure to be here today at the launch of TheCityUK’s Legal Services report for 2017, and can I add my thanks also James to you and Herbert Smith Freehills for hosting this event.

Every year, ...

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News story: Basic disclosure changes
Basic disclosure check changes

From January 2018, if you need a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). If you need a basic disclosure...

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News story: Certification Officer: amendments to the lists

Updated: Confederation of British Surgery has been entered on the list of trade unions held by the Certification Office

3 November 2017

Confederation of British Surgery has been entered on the list of...

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News story: Animal medicines seizure: Mr M Priestly

The following product was seized:

1 x 100 mg bottle of Micotil Injection (partly used) .

This product is for use in cattle (treatment of bovine respiratory disease) and sheep (treatment of respiratory...

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News story: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016

Updated: Corrected the ranking of England from sixth to eleventh in PIRLS 2011 rankings.

Schools across England are set to take part in an international literacy study.

The Progress in International...

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Press release: DVLA’s Commercial Development team wins Civil Service Award

The Skills Award is presented for displaying excellence in promoting skills development and making a significant contribution to increasing skills and positive business outcomes. DVLA was recognised for its work...

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Guidance: Transaction Engine: Document Submission Protocol

Updated: Transaction Engine: Document Submission Protocol 1.3 replaced by version 1.4.

Use the Transaction Engine: Document Submission Protocol for test and live submissions.

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Transparency data: FCO workforce management information: 2017

Updated: October data now available.

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

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Guidance: Autumn Budget 2017: a GAD technical bulletin

On 22 November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, presented his Autumn Budget 2017 setting out the government’s plans for the economy and public finances. This bulletin provides a summary of certain...

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Guidance: Drug Safety Update: monthly PDF newsletter

Updated: Drug Safety update for November 2017 added to the page.

You can search for individual articles in our online version of the Drug Safety Update.

Previous monthly editions of Drug ...

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Notice: Tariff Stop Press Notice 41 (2017): amendments to commodity codes in chapter 24

This document is classified by HM Revenue and Customs as a Tariff Stop Press Notice and includes the latest amendments to volume 2 of the printed version of the UK Trade Tariff and CHIEF from 22 November 2017...

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Guidance: Guidance for publishing spend over £25,000

Updated: Updated guidance published

The government has set out the need for greater transparency to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account.

This includes commitments ...

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Guidance: Preston guidance: November 2017

Following the European Court of Justice and House of Lords’ rulings in 2000/2001 in favour of part-timers gaining retrospective access to occupational pension schemes, provided they meet the necessary legal requirements...

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Notice: Letters from Julian Ashby to chairs and chief executives of registered providers of social housing

Updated: Letter from Chair of Regulation Committee on ONS reclassification added (24 November 2017).

This page includes letters from Julian Ashby, Chair of the Regulation Committee, to large registered ...

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Guidance: European Structural and Investment Funds eligibility documents

Updated: ERDF Eligibility Guidance has been updated to version 7. The new version provides clarity on simplified costs options.

European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme is funding for projects...

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Guidance: ESFA funding claims and reconciliation

Updated: Updated information about 2016 to 2017 final reconciliation statements.

2016 to 2017 final reconciliation statements

Your 2016 to 2017 final reconciliation statement is now available to view on...

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Transparency data: Foreign Office spend over £25,000 for 2017

Updated: September and October 2017 data now available.

The government is committed to publishing departmental spend over &pound;25,000 as part of its commitment to transparency and open government. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 14:32, 24 November

Transparency data: HM Treasury senior officials travel expenses: April to June 2017

This report shows international travel and accommodation used by HM Treasury senior officials at Senior Civil Service 2 (SCS2) (or equivalent) and above. The report includes bookings made through departments’ ...

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Guidance: Guidance on policy for UK visas under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)

Updated: Guidance updated.

Use this guidance if you are applying for an initial visa or a visa extension under Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) and you want to understand the details of the policy for this immigration...

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Notice: Isis winter league 2017 to 2018: river restriction notice

River Thames restriction information for Sunday 26 November 2017, Sunday 21 January 2018, Sunday 4 February 2018 and Sunday 18 February 2018.

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Notice: Henley fours and eights head race 2018: river restriction notice

River Thames restriction information for Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Notice: Weybridge winter head race 2018: river restriction notice

River Thames restriction information for Saturday 20 January 2018.

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Notice: Walton small boats head race 2017: river restriction notice

River Thames restriction information for Saturday 9 December 2017.

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Policy paper: Internal Drainage Districts in southern England

Updated: Link to main river map updated 23 November 2017.

Information on progress with the new arrangements the Environment Agency is proposing for the internal drainage districts in Kent and Sussex. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 14:32, 24 November

Guidance: Community interest companies: forms and step-by-step guides

Updated: Form IN01 continuation sheet added

A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a limited company, with special additional features, created for the use of people who want to conduct a business or other...

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Correspondence: 8/2017: Autumn Budget

This letter provides information on:

2017 Autumn Budget and provisional multipliers 2017 Spring Budget rate relief schemes
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Notice: inSIGHT: read the latest edition

Updated: New edition of inSIGHT added.

inSIGHT is a regular defence, science and technology eBulletin written for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl’s) external suppliers. It covers ...

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Notice: DN14 9AE, Richard Thompson: environmental permit application advertisement

The Environment Agency consults the public on certain applications for waste operations, mining waste operations, installations, water discharge and groundwater activities. The arrangements are explained in its...

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Notice: inSIGHT archive

Updated: October 2017 edition of inSIGHT added to archive.

inSIGHT is a regular defence, science and technology eBulletin written for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl’s) external suppliers...

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Guidance: Development appraisal tool

Updated: Updated development appraisal tool version 4.05

The development appraisal tool is intended for use on small and medium to medium/large size schemes with a development period of up to 15 years. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 14:32, 24 November

Press release: More detail on £1.5 billion package of support for Universal Credit

The measures announced include:

local authorities being able to recoup over 80% of the money they spend on temporary accommodation directly from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rather than ...
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Press release: Director of personal injury claims management company that made million of nuisance calls is banned for 7 years

An investigation found a further 11 million calls were made but not connected.

Hassim Iqbal has been disqualified from acting as a director for failing to ensure that Check Point Claims Ltd (CPC) complied...

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News story: Cold weather alerts and health warnings issued

Keep warm keep well warnings are being issued by Public Health England (PHE) today (24 November 2017), as weather forecasts suggest the winter’s first blast of cold weather is on its way.

Met Office forecasters...

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News story: Defence Secretary announces £250M investment in new homes for service families

The significant investment will see nearly 1000 new homes built in three locations across Salisbury Plain, the British Army’s largest training area in the UK. The locations for the new housing are Bulford, Larkhill...

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Press release: Youngsters help give fishery a boost

The Environment Agency has released 1,500 fish into a recently re-established fishery this week to give stocks a pre-Christmas boost and encourage angling.

Lockwood Beck reservoir, south of Guisborough...

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News story: Slough people smuggler jailed

On 12 February, Border Force officers at the UK inward tourist controls at the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles, France stopped a hired British-registered Ford Luton van. They questioned the driver of the vehicle...

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News story: Culture Secretary reaffirms UK commitment to strong Italian cultural relationship

Karen Bradley has met senior Italian politicians to celebrate the special cultural relationship between our two countries and commit to building new creative partnerships in the coming years.

The Secretary...

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Research and analysis: Water levels: weekly reports for Hampshire, West Sussex and Isle of Wight

Updated: New data added 23 November 2017

These graphs compare current data with the average, using information from Environment Agency telemetry equipment at remote stations.

The graphs give an ...

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Statistical data set: Unclaimed estates list

Updated: Daily update of unclaimed estates list.

The Division publishes a list of unclaimed estates which have been recently referred, but not yet administered, and historic cases which have been administered...

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Policy paper: Antimicrobial resistance: roundtable summary report

This summary of the discussion between ministers and CEOs includes 10 underpinning principles agreed by co-hosts.

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Guidance: Using Ofsted’s IDSR: early years foundation stage profile to key stage 5

Updated: Added guidance documents on 16-19 inspection data

Inspection data summary report (IDSR)

The IDSR is a new style data report, replacing the inspection dashboard. Log in to Analyse School Performance...

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Policy paper: Progress report on the UK 5 year AMR strategy: 2016

The third annual progress report describes the activities and achievements in the third year of implementation of the UK 5 year antimicrobial resistance (AMR) strategy 2013 to 2018, including significant international...

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Closed consultation: UK SMI B 15: investigation of bile

Updated: Added review of users' comments first consultation August 2017

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.

This...

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Guidance: Transaction Engine: Document Submission Protocol

Updated: Transaction Engine: Document Submission Protocol 1.3 replaced by version 1.4.

Use the Transaction Engine: Document Submission Protocol for test and live submissions.

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Guidance: Apprenticeship standard: supply chain practitioner (approved for delivery)

Updated: added funding band - approved for delivery

This document is relevant to:

employers wanting to recruit an apprentice training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships...
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Transparency data: FCO workforce management information: 2017

Updated: October data now available.

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

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Guidance: Autumn Budget 2017: a GAD technical bulletin

On 22 November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, presented his Autumn Budget 2017 setting out the government’s plans for the economy and public finances. This bulletin provides a summary of certain...

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Guidance: Advisory Fuel Rates

Updated: The Advisory Fuel Rates for company car users have been updated.

These rates only apply to employees using a company car.

HM Revenue and Customs review rates quarterly on 1 March, 1 ...

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Guidance: Drug Safety Update: monthly PDF newsletter

Updated: Drug Safety update for November 2017 added to the page.

You can search for individual articles in our online version of the Drug Safety Update.

Previous monthly editions of Drug ...

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Quality of the student migration estimates

From James Pitman, Managing Director, Stidy Group, Destination for Education to Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, Office for Statistics Regulation.

 

Related links

...

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Response to quality of the student migration estimates

From Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, Office for Statistics Regulation to James Pitman, Managing Director, Study Group, Destination for Education.

 

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