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  • Cost of Living Payment 2022

    Guidance on getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you were entitled to certain benefits or tax credits in 2022.

  • UK bank holidays

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Register of licensed sponsors: workers

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

  • 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.

  • Spain travel advice

    Latest FCDO travel advice for Spain including on entry requirements, safety and security and local laws and customs.

  • Download the HMRC app

    How to download and access the HMRC app on a mobile device to find out information about your tax, National Insurance, tax credits and benefits.

  • Turkey travel advice

    Latest FCDO travel advice for Turkey including on entry requirements, safety and security and local laws and customs.

  • 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.

  • Claim Child Benefit for one or more children

    How to make a claim for Child Benefit.

  • 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.

  • USA travel advice

    Latest FCDO travel advice for USA including on entry requirements, safety and security and local laws and customs.

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

    Check the COVID-19 rules for travel to England, including whether you need to take any tests.

  • 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.

  • View your Annual Tax Summary

    View your Annual Tax Summary and find out how the government calculates and spends your Income Tax and National Insurance contributions.

  • Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

    For visa or citizenship applications, you may need to prove your knowledge of English by passing a secure English language test (SELT).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Success Profiles

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