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01 June

A letter from the Cabinet Office to the Covid-19 Inquiry
A letter from the Cabinet Office to the Covid-19 Inquiry
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A witness statement from the Cabinet Office to the Covid-19 Inquiry
A witness statement from the Cabinet Office to the Covid-19 Inquiry
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A Statement of Facts and Grounds
A Statement of Facts and Grounds
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Windrush Schemes Factsheet – April 2023
Windrush Schemes Factsheet – April 2023
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Nowt so queer as design

Photo: A civil servant celebrating at a pride event.

When the opportunity to work at the Department for Education arose many years ago, I greeted it with a sense of morbid curiosity. On the one ...

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The digital pound: A new form of money for households and businesses?
The digital pound: A new form of money for households and businesses?
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Leigh expansion and Hildenborough embankment scheme
Leigh expansion and Hildenborough embankment scheme
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Fines issued for anglers in Cheshire caught flouting the law
Fines issued for anglers in Cheshire caught flouting the law
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Environment Agency invests in 220 projects to benefit fisheries
Environment Agency invests in 220 projects to benefit fisheries
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3.25 million for the revival of woodlands along the HS2 route
£3.25 million for the revival of woodlands along the HS2 route
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Successful shortlisting at the Digital Leaders 100 Awards

DWP Digital is proud to announce the shortlisting of 6 projects and individuals at this year's Digital Leader 100 Awards (DL100). The DL100 list, in its 11th year, celebrates the teams and individuals who are...

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Exploring Careers at the Office for Product Safety and Standards

If you're keen on pursuing a career in the Civil Service, then the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is a great place to kick off your journey. In this blog post, we'll delve into some of...

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Taking up the challenge of regulating online shopping: Working as an Enforcement Manager at the OPSS

Hi, I’m Rod and I would like to share my experience of working at the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

I enjoyed my previous role; I got to do and see things I wouldn’t have experienced...

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Roundup of OPSS Vacancies

We’re undergoing an exciting period at the OPSS, and there’s never been a better time to join us. Below you can find our current vacancies.

Risk Officer

Evidence Governance and...

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Crime and Policing Minister opens new research facility
Crime and Policing Minister opens new research facility
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Three new Board Members appointed to the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Three new Board Members appointed to the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
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Response to government's AI White Paper
Response to government's AI White Paper
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Over 1 million NHS staff to receive pay rises from today
Over 1 million NHS staff to receive pay rises from today
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Law Officers tour unit dedicated to tackling drug related violence
Law Officers tour unit dedicated to tackling drug related violence
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Russia’s brutality towards Ukraine’s children: UK statement to the OSCE
Russia’s brutality towards Ukraine’s children: UK statement to the OSCE
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Report by OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre: UK response, June 2023
Report by OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre: UK response, June 2023
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The Law Officers meet government lawyers in Manchester
The Law Officers meet government lawyers in Manchester
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Cutting edge farming projects to get share of £30 million of government funding

Today (31st May), the government announced that up to £30 million has been awarded to more than 50 cutting-edge farming projects that will help boost food production, move towards net...

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Coverage of River Wye roundtable meeting

Yesterday (Tuesday 30 May), Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey met local farmers, councillors, environmental groups, MPs and the Welsh government in Hereford to discuss actions to improve the state ...

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Benefits of international collaboration on modernising justice systems

We know that effective court processes, which includes the use of technology, can significantly enhance access to justice as well as provide better support to the people using our services. Indeed, this is one...

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Creating psychological safety in our ways of working

The original 'It's okay to' poster was created by GDS to communicate the 'unofficial' ways of working and to help create a safe psychological environment for new team members.

At Justice Digital (the digital...

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Progress on practical projects to support the UK NSC in making newborn blood spot screening recommendations

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) set up the blood spot task group (BSTG) to help identify practical and innovative approaches to the development and evaluation of evidence, and the ...

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Financial framework for price control period 7
Financial framework for price control period 7
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Helping kids and families living with alcohol-dependent parents
Helping kids and families living with alcohol-dependent parents
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University Freedom of Speech Bill becomes law
University Freedom of Speech Bill becomes law
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Come rain or shine, adverse weather matters for our health

Adverse weather matters for our health: there is a strong evidence base showing us that periods of very hot or cold weather or flooding present a wide range of direct and indirect health risks. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:31, 1 June 2023

The Digital Leaders’ Download

Megan Lee Devlin and Jo Farrar

Last week saw the launch of Digital Leaders’ Download, a new interview series in collaboration with PublicTechnology, where I’ll be interviewing some of government’s most...

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A statement of dissent in relation to a 2002 water industry merger
A statement of dissent in relation to a 2002 water industry merger
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AAIB Report: Guimbal Cabri G2 (G-CJEK), Fatal accident, 20 June 2022
AAIB Report: Guimbal Cabri G2 (G-CJEK), Fatal accident, 20 June 2022
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AAIB Report: Piper PA-32-300 (G-KNOW), Engine failure, 11 February 2022
AAIB Report: Piper PA-32-300 (G-KNOW), Engine failure, 11 February 2022
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Anniversary Statement: Pegasus Quik, G-CCPC
Anniversary Statement: Pegasus Quik, G-CCPC
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Allis the Shad Who Wouldn’t Give Up launches on World Ocean Day
Allis the Shad Who Wouldn’t Give Up launches on World Ocean Day
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Spring into action: How to manage your woodlands this season.

MacBradan Bones is a Woodland Officer for the Forestry Commission based in the East and East Midlands Area. Here he shares tips on managing your woodland in winter.

The calendar may have reached...

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AAIB investigation to Piper PA-32-300, G-KNOW
AAIB investigation to Piper PA-32-300, G-KNOW
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AAIB investigation to Guimbal Cabri G2, G-CJEK
AAIB investigation to Guimbal Cabri G2, G-CJEK
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Windrush Compensation Scheme data: April 2023
Windrush Compensation Scheme data: April 2023
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UK NSC blood spot task group April 2023 meeting summary
UK NSC blood spot task group April 2023 meeting summary
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Borders and Trade Release 2 Programme
Borders and Trade Release 2 Programme
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New collaborative doctoral partnerships announced

We are pleased to announce that we have been allocated 12 PhD studentships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, as part of the fourth round of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:51, 1 June 2023

Environment Agency consults on Drax carbon capture plans
Environment Agency consults on Drax carbon capture plans
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Technical Advisory Board appointment
Technical Advisory Board appointment
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Joint Statement on deportation of Ukrainian Children by Russia
Joint Statement on deportation of Ukrainian Children by Russia
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UKHSA launches new alerting system in collaboration with the Met Office
UKHSA launches new alerting system in collaboration with the Met Office
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RSH reports on financial trends in the social housing sector
RSH reports on financial trends in the social housing sector
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National Statistics: Civil justice statistics quarterly: January to March 2023
National Statistics: Civil justice statistics quarterly: January to March 2023
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Official Statistics: Ad Hoc - Accommodation Following Release from Custody
Official Statistics: Ad Hoc - Accommodation Following Release from Custody
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Celebrating Pride Month at HMRC: Steph’s story

Psst, can I let you into a secret?

I don’t really like having a lot of attention. By preference, I’m quiet and like things very low-key. If there’s a party, I either don’t go or you can find me...

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Conflict-related sexual violence: political declaration at the 2022 Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative conference
Conflict-related sexual violence: political declaration at the 2022 Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative conference
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Active Travel England to be consulted on all large planning applications
Active Travel England to be consulted on all large planning applications
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31 May

Prime Minister: the security of our borders must be Europe’s top priority
Prime Minister: the security of our borders must be Europe’s top priority
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Funding available for environmentally resilient farming solutions

Domestic food production is vital to national resilience, but it can be impacted by a range of factors.

From the weather to geopolitical tensions, pests to water scarcity, ensuring a continued...

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The UK is committed to combatting all forms of racism and building a fairer world today: UK statement at the General Assembly
The UK is committed to combatting all forms of racism and building a fairer world today: UK statement at the General Assembly
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First class support for Manchester rape survivors is key stop on Law Officers tour
First class support for Manchester rape survivors is key stop on Law Officers tour
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Everything you need to know about duckweed on the River Witham

Periods of hot and dry weather can be busy times for the Environment Agency as we work to protect not just our water resources; but our precious environment and the wildlife that depends on it.

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A council view of the fly tipping curse

Fly tipping is more than a nuisance. It isn’t just ‘a bit of dumped waste’ for the local council to clear.

It’s an Environmental Health Officer sent to investigate. It’s a Waste Operative (or two...

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HMT spend greater than 25,000: September 2022
HMT spend greater than £25,000: September 2022
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HMT spend greater than 25,000: October 2022
HMT spend greater than £25,000: October 2022
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HMT spend greater than 25,000: November 2022
HMT spend greater than £25,000: November 2022
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HMT spend greater than 25,000: December 2022
HMT spend greater than £25,000: December 2022
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HMT spend greater than 25,000: January 2023
HMT spend greater than £25,000: January 2023
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HMT spend greater than 25,000: February 2023
HMT spend greater than £25,000: February 2023
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HMT spend greater than 25,000: March 2023
HMT spend greater than £25,000: March 2023
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: April 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: April 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: May 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: May 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: June 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: June 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: July 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: July 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: August 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: August 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: September 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: September 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: October 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: October 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: November 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: November 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: December 2022
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: December 2022
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: January 2023
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: January 2023
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: February 2023
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: February 2023
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Government procurement card HMT spend greater than 500: March 2023
Government procurement card HMT spend greater than £500: March 2023
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Major conditions strategy: call for evidence (easy read)
Major conditions strategy: call for evidence (easy read)
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Gamebirds: decision to issue the gamebird general licence for 2023 to 2025
Gamebirds: decision to issue the gamebird general licence for 2023 to 2025
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Scottish Secretary responds to GDP figures for March 2023
Scottish Secretary responds to GDP figures for March 2023
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British Ambassador presents Letters of Credentials
British Ambassador presents Letters of Credentials
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Secretary of State announces 5m legacy memorialisation fund and digitisation project
Secretary of State announces £5m legacy memorialisation fund and digitisation project
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Next steps taken to ensure age-appropriate Relationships, Sex and Health Education
Next steps taken to ensure age-appropriate Relationships, Sex and Health Education
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Warning issued by the Insolvency Service on scams
Warning issued by the Insolvency Service on scams
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Guidance: Circles of Support and Accountability Policy Framework
Guidance: Circles of Support and Accountability Policy Framework
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Invitation to present at DataConnect23

Sue Bateman at the DataConnect23 launch event

Sue Bateman, Chief Data Officer at Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) discusses DataConnect23 following its launch event on 23 May 2023.

Bringing data...
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A likely story: the ins and outs of likelihood analysis

The UK TRA is a new kid on the block among Trade Remedies Authorities around the world. Over the last two years since we were set up, the TRA has been reviewing measures put in place by the European Union...

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Defra: spending over 25,000, March 2023
Defra: spending over £25,000, March 2023
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Defra: spending over 500, March 2023
Defra: spending over £500, March 2023
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Terms of reference for review panel on RSHE
Terms of reference for review panel on RSHE
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HSE commercial pipeline at May 2023
HSE commercial pipeline at May 2023
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HMT spend greater than 25,000: April 2022
HMT spend greater than £25,000: April 2022
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New web portal gives easier access to Northern Ireland files

The National Archives has today launched of a new web portal bringing together in one place government files which are focused on the situation in Northern Ireland from 1994 up to and including the signing...

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Government announces industry progress on music streaming
Government announces industry progress on music streaming
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Come and meet the STEP team in Gainsborough
Come and meet the STEP team in Gainsborough
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Attorney General visits growing Government legal hub in Manchester
Attorney General visits growing Government legal hub in Manchester
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Catherine Bremner appointed to the Met Office Board
Catherine Bremner appointed to the Met Office Board
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ESFA Update: 31 May 2023
ESFA Update: 31 May 2023
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