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  • Cost of Living Payment

    Guidance on getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.

  • UK bank holidays

    Find out when bank holidays are in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - including past and future bank holidays

  • Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK

    Check how quickly you’ll receive a decision on your UK visa application if you are applying from outside the UK.

  • Getting the Energy Bills Support Scheme discount

    Find out about the Energy Bills Support Scheme and how you can get support this winter.

  • Rates and thresholds for employers 2022 to 2023

    Use these rates and thresholds when you operate your payroll or provide expenses and benefits to your employees.

  • Track or view your DBS certificate

    You can use our online services to check the progress of basic, standard or enhanced checks or view your certificate.

  • Get a goods movement reference

    Use this service to get a goods movement reference so you can move goods through locations which use the goods vehicle movement service.

  • Claim Child Benefit for one or more children

    How to make a claim for Child Benefit.

  • Register of licensed sponsors: workers

    List of organisations licensed to sponsor workers on the Worker and Temporary Worker immigration routes.

  • People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19

    Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19.

  • Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

    You do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel, take any COVID-19 tests or quarantine when you arrive in England.

  • Energy Bill Relief Scheme: help for businesses and other non-domestic customers

    Find out about the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) for non-domestic customers and how you can get support this winter.

  • Universal Credit advances

    If you don’t have enough to live on while you wait for your first payment you may be able to get an advance of your first Universal Credit payment.

  • Starter checklist for PAYE

    Use the checklist if you start a new job or have been sent to work in the UK, so your new employer can complete their PAYE payroll.

  • MOT inspection manual: cars and passenger vehicles

    Inspection processes and rules for car, private bus and light commercial vehicle (class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicle) MOT tests.

  • HMRC exchange rates for 2022: monthly

    Find foreign exchange rates issued by HMRC in CSV and XML format.

  • Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19

    Guidance for living safely with respiratory infections, including coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Advisory fuel rates

    Find out about advisory fuel rates for company car users, when you can use them, and how they're calculated.

  • Claim Income Tax relief for your employment expenses (P87)

    Find out how to claim tax relief on money you've spent on things like work uniform and clothing, tools, business travel, professional fees and subscriptions.

  • Success Profiles

    Success Profiles are the new recruitment framework used within the Civil Service.