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19 October

Research and analysis: An approach to understanding validation arguments

To express Ofqual’s statutory objectives in a nutshell: we regulate so that qualifications are sufficiently valid and are trusted. Validity is at the heart of what we do; and the same is true for the organisations...

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Guidance: Offender management

Updated: Guidance on 'Bail', 'Detention and temporary release' and 'Detention of pregnant women' added.

This section contains guidance for immigration Enforcement officers on offender management.

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Guidance: Returns preparation

Updated: Guidance added on 'Judicial reviews and injunctions' and 'MP representations'.

Guidance for Immigration Enforcement officers on how to prepare and arrange for a single person or a family group ...

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Guidance: COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities

Updated: Added 2 matching and reconciliation documents (for school workforce census).

These guides will help schools and local authorities complete and submit data using COLLECT (Collections Online...

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Research and analysis: Continuing vocational training survey

A survey of UK employers exploring the nature and extent of the vocational training that they provide.

The survey looked at:

the organisation and management of continuing vocational training (...
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Independent report: Safety Digest 14/2017: Magdalen Road level crossing

The purpose of our safety digest is to share important safety messages quickly.

These are published when we have decided not to undertake a full investigation for any of the following reasons:

...
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Research and analysis: Teachers’ pay reform: evaluation

Report on the effects of the pay reforms, including:

identifying what reforms schools were making what influenced those reform decisions the perceived effects on staff and schools

A research ...

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Corporate report: High speed rail expenditure report 2016 to 2017

The High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 21 November 2013. It authorises the Secretary of State for Transport, with HM Treasury approval, to incur expenditure in preparation ...

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Open consultation: Policing and Crime Act: proposals to implement legislation to define antique firearms

In 2015 the Law Commission completed an independent review of firearms legislation which had been commissioned by the government. The report Firearms Law – Reforms to Address Pressing Problems identified...

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Notice: Enemy Property Payments and Baltic States schemes: invitation to apply

During the Second World War the UK government confiscated assets in British territories owned by residents of enemy countries under the Trading with the Enemy Act 1939. The Enemy Property Payment scheme...

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Transparency data: Monthly spend by the CNPA - September 2017

Details of the monthly spend by the CNPA on invoices over &pound;25,000 in September 2017.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - September 2017

Details of CNPA spending in September over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - August 2017

Details of CNPA spending in August over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - July 2017

Details of CNPA spending in July over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - June 2017

Details of CNPA spending in June over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Guidance: Model notification letter for householder appeals

Updated: Notification letter updated

There is no requirement for you to use this template. It is intended as a helpful guide and can be amended as you see fit.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - May 2017

Details of CNPA spending in May over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - April 2017

Details of all spending in April 2017 by the CNPA on a government procurement card.

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Policy paper: Rolling stock perspective 2017: DfT's aspirations for the rail sector

This document sets out the Department for Transport’s perspective on rolling stock and our aspirations for the sector as a whole. The aim is to:

make DfT act as better client of rolling stock for passengers...
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Statistical data set: ENV24 - Fly tipping incidents and actions taken in England

Updated: Excel datasets added

Statistics on the number of fly tipping incidents and actions taken in England reported by local councils. Including detailed figures by local council area from 2005 to 2006...

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Guidance: Register of licensed sponsors: students

Updated: List updated.

This document lists institutions licensed to sponsor migrant students under Tier 4. It includes information about the category of students they’re licensed to sponsor and their sponsorship...

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Guidance: Automatic weighing instruments type examination certificates

Updated: Certificate UK/0126/0135 has been revised to version 4.

A list of certificates issued to manufacturers of automatic weighing instruments under the Measuring Instruments Directive.

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Correspondence: Advice on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

In this letter to Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), CST considers the selection of challenge areas and how the fund is administered.

They advise that ...

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Research and analysis: Radioactivity in food and the environment 2016: RIFE 22

This report covers sampling and analysis carried out in 2016 for the UK-wide monitoring programmes of the environment agencies (Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency...

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

Updated: New data added 19 October 2017

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

The graphs give an overview...

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Transparency data: DFID government e-payment framework transactions September 2017

DFID publishes details of all spending over &pound;500 using a GPC (departmental debit card) on a monthly basis.

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Transparency data: Homes and Communities Agency register of interests

Updated: Added appointment to Richard Blakeway's ROI.

The Homes and Communities Agency current register of interests.

See the Governance page for more information about the HCA committees...

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Transparency data: HMIC: structure and salaries, 2016

This information focuses on posts rather than people. The following posts are included:

those occupied by permanent staff those occupied by fixed term appointees all posts occupied by a member of ...
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Transparency data: HMIC: structure and salaries, 2015

This information focuses on posts rather than people. The following posts are included:

those occupied by permanent staff those occupied by fixed term appointees all posts occupied by a member of ...
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Transparency data: Home Office: structure and salaries, 2015

This information focuses on posts rather than people. The following posts are included:

those occupied by permanent staff those occupied by fixed term appointees all posts occupied by a member of ...
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Research and analysis: Ambient gamma radiation dose rates across the UK

Updated: Data for Q1 and Q2 2017 published.

This data is received from fixed gamma radiation dose rate monitors and measures the ambient (or background) gamma radiation dose rate across the UK on an hourly...

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Guidance: Teacher misconduct: forthcoming professional conduct hearings

Updated: formal notice removed for Mr Dennis Edwards

Details of a forthcoming hearing will appear here 5 working days before it is due to take place.

Members of the press and the public are able...

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Notice: PE22 9EL and PE22 8DW, A R Craven Farms Limited: environmental permit issued

The Environment Agency publish permits that they issue under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED).

This decision includes the permit and decision document for:

Operator name: A R Craven Farms...
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Notice: WD6 3BL, Reviva Composting Limited: environmental permit issued

The Environment Agency publish permits that they issue under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED).

This decision includes the permit and decision document for:

Operator name: Reviva Composting...
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Notice: SL3 9JT, CEMEX UK Materials 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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Press release: Car hire sites investigated over hidden charges

The sites are being investigated due to concerns they are breaking consumer law by hitting customers with hidden charges and unexpected fees, such as for fuel, or late night pick-ups and drop-offs.

Over...

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Press release: Wales’ opportunity to bring 5G one step closer in nationwide competition

Updated: Translation added

A &pound;25 million competition that will cement the UK’s position as a world leader in the development of 5G technology has been announced by the UK Government today.

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Press release: Consultation launched on laws around antique firearms

The Home Office has today (Thursday 19 October) published proposals to update the laws around antique firearms, following advice from the police and the Law Commission of a rise in criminal cases involving...

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News story: Jo Johnson calls for free speech to be protected on campus

Universities Minister Jo Johnson has today (19 October) called on the new Office for Students (OfS) to champion free speech in UK universities, as part of a newly launched consultation.

The consultation...

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Statement to Parliament: Road funding via the National Productivity Investment Fund and the Large Local Majors fund

I am today (19 October 2017) setting out further details of significant investment for our roads, including announcing the next 2 major local road schemes and 76 winners from the recent competition for National...

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News story: Government invests £350 million improving local roads

A &pound;345.3 million funding package to improve local roads and public transport across the country has been announced today (19 October 2017) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

76 projects ...

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Official Statistics: Forces Help to Buy Scheme monthly statistics: 2017

Updated: Added Forces Help to Buy Scheme monthly statistics: September 2017.

This monthly statistical release provides summary statistics on applications and payments made under the Forces Help to Buy (...

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Official Statistics: FE Choices employer satisfaction survey 2016 to 2017

The survey captures employers’ perceptions on the quality of the training provided and the responsiveness of their college or training organisation to the employer’s needs.

The scores calculated for each...

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National Statistics: Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn 2016 and spring 2017

This release provides information on the levels of overall, authorised and unauthorised absence in:

state-funded primary schools state-funded secondary schools special schools pupil referral units...
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National Statistics: Historical statistics notices on poultry and poultry meat production, 2017

Updated: Updated with statistical release notice for August 2017.

This publication gives previously published copies of the National Statistics publications on poultry and poultry meat production for 2017...

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National Statistics: Latest poultry and poultry meat statistics

Updated: Updated with statistical notice and datasets for September 2017.

This monthly publication includes the number of chicks placed and eggs set by United Kingdom hatcheries. The number of birds placed...

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National Statistics: Historical statistics notices on agricultural price indices, 2017

Updated: Added statistical notice for July 2017.

The API is a measure of the monthly price changes in agricultural outputs and inputs for the UK. The output series reflects the price farmers receive for...

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National Statistics: Latest agricultural price indices

Updated: Updated with latest statistical notice and dataset.

The Agricultural Price Index (API) is a monthly publication that measures the yearly price changes in agricultural outputs and inputs for the...

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Guidance: Malaria prevention guidelines for travellers from the UK

Updated: Updated with 2017 guidelines.

The guidelines are for healthcare workers who advise travellers, but may also be of use to prospective travellers who wish to read about the options themselves. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:38, 19 October

Official Statistics: Police recorded crime and outcomes open data tables

Updated: Added 'Rape incidents and crime data year ending March 2017' and 'Outcomes open data April to June 2017', updated 'Police recorded crime open data Police Force Area tables from year ending March 2013...

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National Statistics: Household Energy Efficiency National Statistics, headline release October 2017

This release includes measures installed under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal schemes. It also includes further analysis and geographical breakdowns of ECO measures, ECO delivery costs...

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Official Statistics: Fly-tipping statistics for England

Updated: Annual fly tipping statistical notice for 2016/17.

This publication summarises the number and type of incidents of illegally deposited waste, the cost of dealing with them and the actions taken...

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Research and analysis: Regional goods export data: April to June 2017

This spreadsheet provides supplementary data to that released in the HMRC Regional Trade Statistics.

This release includes quarterly information on the number of goods exporters by UK region and...

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Statistical data set: ENV24 - Fly tipping incidents and actions taken in England

Updated: Datasets to accompany fly tipping statistical notice for 2016/17.

Statistics on the number of fly tipping incidents and actions taken in England reported by local councils. Including detailed figures...

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Official Statistics: RHI deployment data: September 2017 and Q3 2017

Monthly statistics for the RHI programme present the number of applications and accredited installations on the non-domestic and domestic schemes so far. Quarterly commentary has been integrated into the monthly...

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Research and analysis: Long-term apprenticeship model evaluation

A report evaluating the design of the model, including:

data sources available to the DfE which help predict future apprenticeship numbers and costs other modelling methods available to predict future...
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Guidance: Pupil absence statistics: guide

Updated: Updated document to account for special school absence now being collected each term.

This guide on DfE’s published absence statistics sets out:

when we publish pupil absence statistics...
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Guidance: Portugal - List of medical facilities and practitioners

Updated: Amended October 2017

This list of English speaking medical facilities and practitioners in Portugal has been prepared for British nationals who require medical assistance.

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National Statistics: National Child Measurement Programme, England 2016/17 school year

Provides high-level analysis of the prevalence of ‘underweight’, ‘healthy weight’, ‘overweight’ and ‘obese’ children, in Reception (aged 4–5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10–11 years), measured in state schools in ...

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Official Statistics: Out of Area Placements in Mental Health Services: Aug 2017

This report presents early findings from the Out of Area Placements (OAPs) collection. The collection is expected to capture the details of all OAPs in England from both NHS and independent providers. This collection...

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Official Statistics: Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Final July, Provisional August 2017

The scope has been broadened to include children and young people’s mental health services and restructured to support waiting time measurement for specific services. This month includes the report on final data...

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Research and analysis: An approach to understanding validation arguments

To express Ofqual’s statutory objectives in a nutshell: we regulate so that qualifications are sufficiently valid and are trusted. Validity is at the heart of what we do; and the same is true for the organisations...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:36, 19 October
Guidance: Offender management

Updated: Guidance on 'Bail', 'Detention and temporary release' and 'Detention of pregnant women' added.

This section contains guidance for immigration Enforcement officers on offender management.

<...
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Guidance: Returns preparation

Updated: Guidance added on 'Judicial reviews and injunctions' and 'MP representations'.

Guidance for Immigration Enforcement officers on how to prepare and arrange for a single person or a family group ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:35, 19 October
Guidance: COLLECT guides for schools and local authorities

Updated: Added 2 matching and reconciliation documents (for school workforce census).

These guides will help schools and local authorities complete and submit data using COLLECT (Collections Online...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:34, 19 October
Research and analysis: Continuing vocational training survey

A survey of UK employers exploring the nature and extent of the vocational training that they provide.

The survey looked at:

the organisation and management of continuing vocational training (...
Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:33, 19 October
Independent report: Safety Digest 14/2017: Magdalen Road level crossing

The purpose of our safety digest is to share important safety messages quickly.

These are published when we have decided not to undertake a full investigation for any of the following reasons:

...
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Research and analysis: Teachers’ pay reform: evaluation

Report on the effects of the pay reforms, including:

identifying what reforms schools were making what influenced those reform decisions the perceived effects on staff and schools

A research ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:32, 19 October
Corporate report: High speed rail expenditure report 2016 to 2017

The High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 21 November 2013. It authorises the Secretary of State for Transport, with HM Treasury approval, to incur expenditure in preparation ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:32, 19 October
Open consultation: Policing and Crime Act: proposals to implement legislation to define antique firearms

In 2015 the Law Commission completed an independent review of firearms legislation which had been commissioned by the government. The report Firearms Law – Reforms to Address Pressing Problems identified...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:32, 19 October
Notice: Enemy Property Payments and Baltic States schemes: invitation to apply

During the Second World War the UK government confiscated assets in British territories owned by residents of enemy countries under the Trading with the Enemy Act 1939. The Enemy Property Payment scheme...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:32, 19 October
Transparency data: Monthly spend by the CNPA - September 2017

Details of the monthly spend by the CNPA on invoices over &pound;25,000 in September 2017.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:32, 19 October
Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - September 2017

Details of CNPA spending in September over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - August 2017

Details of CNPA spending in August over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - July 2017

Details of CNPA spending in July over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - June 2017

Details of CNPA spending in June over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Guidance: Model notification letter for householder appeals

Updated: Notification letter updated

There is no requirement for you to use this template. It is intended as a helpful guide and can be amended as you see fit.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:32, 19 October
Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - May 2017

Details of CNPA spending in May over &pound;500 on government procurement card.

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Transparency data: CNPA spending over £500 on government procurement card - April 2017

Details of all spending in April 2017 by the CNPA on a government procurement card.

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Policy paper: Rolling stock perspective 2017: DfT's aspirations for the rail sector

This document sets out the Department for Transport’s perspective on rolling stock and our aspirations for the sector as a whole. The aim is to:

make DfT act as better client of rolling stock for passengers...
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Consultation offers ‘a real opportunity to push forward a step change’

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) has today welcomed the Department for Education’s consultation on the proposed new regulatory framework for higher education.

The framework will underpin the formation...

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News story: Increase in cases of Legionnaires' disease in Palmanova, Mallorca

Public Health England (PHE) has seen a recent increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who have travelled to a town called Palmanova, in Mallorca, Spain.

Since mid-September, ...

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Press release: UK &Taiwan Share Experience on Renewable Energy and Green Finance

Updated: Added translation

A UK trade and technology mission visits Taiwan on 18-20 October to share the UK’s experience in the renewable energy sector, focussing particularly on offshore wind. With the...

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News story: PM's open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Updated: Added translation

As I travel to Brussels today, I know that many people will be looking to us – the leaders of the 28 nations in the European Union – to demonstrate we are putting people first...

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News story: Understanding validity

Ofqual has today (19 October 2017) published a research paper exploring validity in educational assessment and its relationship to Ofqual’s work. In the paper, Paul Newton, Research Chair at Ofqual, asks...

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Press release: PM's Diwali message: 18 October 2017

Updated: Added in PM's video message

PM’s Diwali message

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

I want to send my very best wishes to everyone celebrating Diwali here in Britain and ...

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News story: Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare

Norovirus is an unpleasant vomiting bug that usually lasts about 2 days. There’s not much that can be done to treat it but there are ways to reduce the risk of passing it on to those around you.

It is...

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Press release: Car hire sites investigated over hidden charges

The sites are being investigated due to concerns they are breaking consumer law by hitting customers with hidden charges and unexpected fees, such as for fuel, or late night pick-ups and drop-offs.

Over...

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Press release: Geovation welcomes a new generation of disruptive property and location data businesses

Geovation has expanded its programme to support three new PropTech start-ups. This is the first time the programme will back PropTech disruptors and follows news that HMLR will begin to collaborate with OS to...

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Statement to Parliament: High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013, Annual Expenditure Report for 2016-17

The High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act annual expenditure report is published today under Section 2 of the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013.

The report covers the period from 1 April 2016 ...

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National Statistics: Retail Sales in Great Britain: Sept 2017

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.

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Official Statistics: UNECE Timber Forecast Questionnaire: 2017 forecasts

The UNECE Timber Forecast Questionnaire (TF) collects estimates for the current year and forecasts for the coming year of removals, production and trade of wood and wood products. Statistics are collected annually...

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Official Statistics: Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire: Final 2016 data

This release contains the data on UK wood production, imports and exports to be submitted to international organisations for the production of international statistics on forest products.

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Official Statistics: Student support applications for higher education: September 2017

These monthly statistics present information on applications for student support and Tuition Fee Loans, and Tuition Fee Grants, which include data for Welsh domiciled students (wherever they study) and EU domiciled...

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National Statistics: Affordable housing provision: financial year ending March 2017

Affordable housing applies to housing where there are secure mechanisms in place to ensure that it is accessible to those who cannot afford market housing, both on first occupation and for subsequent occupiers...

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National Statistics: Crime in England and Wales: year ending June 2017

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.

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Official Statistics: Acute episode-based activity statistics 2016/17

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

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National Statistics: Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing England and Wales 31 March 2017

This release contains statistics on authorisations and licensing authority powers under the Licensing Act 2003. Specifically: premises licences, club premises certificates, personal licences, late night refreshment...

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Official Statistics: Crime outcomes in England and Wales, year to June 2017: data tables

These data tables present statistics for police recorded crime outcomes in England and Wales.

For the year to June 2017 these data tables show:

what outcomes police forces assigned to offences...
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Official Statistics: UK economic review: October 2017

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence.

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