Department of Health

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NHS COVID-19 app updated to notify fewer contacts to isolate

Public urged to continue using NHS COVID-19 app as changes made will result in fewer close contacts being advised to self-isolate
2 August 2021, 4:37 pm

Outbreaks of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in 2021

The Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) have found Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease in fish at the following sites in England and Wales
2 August 2021, 4:01 pm

Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO appointed as Interim Chair of the British Tourist Authority

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO as the Interim Chair of the British Tourist Authority from 1st August 2021 to 30th April 2022, whilst the appointment …
2 August 2021, 4:00 pm

Postmasters impacted by Horizon who may have been made bankrupt

The Insolvency Service is seeking information from postmasters who believe they may have been made bankrupt due to the Horizon IT system.
2 August 2021, 3:15 pm

Blue Belt Programme launches Training Programme for UK Overseas Territories

The Blue Belt Programme has launched a comprehensive online training platform for the UK Overseas Territories. This will provide training and development of skills across a wide range of marine management themes, free of cha…
2 August 2021, 2:21 pm

Natural England to start work on coast to coast National Trail proposal

A new 182-mile accessible Coast to Coast footpath will help more people access Britain's landscapes
2 August 2021, 2:14 pm

PCA issues Statutory Advice on time limit for non-MRO arbitration referrals

Recent arbitration awards have shown differing interpretations of the time limit for a tied pub tenant to refer a dispute to the PCA for arbitration where it is not about the Market Rent Only option (non-MRO). The PCA is als…
2 August 2021, 1:06 pm

Chancellor marks Help to Grow scheme launch with teach-in alongside business owners

The Chancellor has called on small and medium business leaders to sign up to a new programme designed to hone their expertise as he attended one of the first courses in the UK today (August 2).
2 August 2021, 12:49 pm

New planning requirements on fire safety come into force

The new requirements, known as planning gateway one, will ensure that high-rise developments consider fire safety at the earliest stages of planning.
2 August 2021, 12:39 pm

Information and events for British citizens in Spain

The British Embassy and Consulates regularly hold events across Spain to update British citizens on the UK’s departure from the European Union.
2 August 2021, 12:32 pm

Iranian Ambassador to UK summoned: MV Mercer Street attack

Following the 29 July attack on MV Mercer Street, the Iranian Ambassador to the UK was summoned to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office today.
2 August 2021, 11:46 am

COP26 President visits Bolivia to build support for climate goals

Alok Sharma is visiting Bolivia today to stress the urgent action needed from all countries ahead of COP26
2 August 2021, 11:11 am

£1.5 million invested for CBR robotics and AI research

Dstl is exploring the potential for cutting-edge autonomous robotic solutions to detect life threatening chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) hazards.
2 August 2021, 11:09 am

Vindi Banga appointed as new Chair of UK Government Investments

Vindi Banga has been appointed as Chair of UK Government Investments (UKGI), by John Glen, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
2 August 2021, 10:00 am

6-year bans for couple after spending £2.4m before liquidation

East Kilbride double glazing firm run by Hagit and Gary Fieldman disqualified after failing to keep records to explain where millions went.
2 August 2021, 9:30 am

The VMD’s online services will be unavailable on Saturday 7 August

The VMD’s online services will be shut down on Saturday 7 August for essential maintenance.
2 August 2021, 9:20 am

West Midlands leading the way in 5G coverage

A case study from the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, the government’s nationally coordinated programme of investment in 5G.
2 August 2021, 9:10 am

AutoAir: 5G Testbed for connected and autonomous vehicles

New autonomous transport technology developed by AutoAir
2 August 2021, 9:09 am

5G RuralFirst

This rural 5G testbed tested new approaches and business models
2 August 2021, 9:09 am

5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT)

This rural 5G testbed connected rural communities
2 August 2021, 9:08 am