It is with great regret that we learn of the death of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
Union flags will be flown at half mast on UK Government Buildings from today until 2000hrs 14 October.
Any other UK national flags flown alongside the Union Flag when it is at half-mast should also be at half-mast. If a flag of a foreign nation is normally flown on the same stand as the Union Flag, it should be removed.
Local authorities are not bound by this request but may wish to follow it for guidance. Devolved administrations are responsible for issuing instructions for the flying of the Union Flag on buildings in their estate and others as necessary.