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  1. Chancellor requests OTS review of Capital Gains Tax

    The Chancellor writes to the OTS to commission a review of Capital Gains Tax

  2. Defence Minister and Head of the US Army sign Modernisation Agreement

    Minister of the Armed Forces James Heappey and US Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy have signed a Memorandum of Agreement on joint modernisation of both the British and US Army.

  3. Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary's statement on telecoms

    Oliver Dowden's statement on telecoms to the House of Commons on 14 July 2020.

  4. Huawei to be removed from UK 5G networks by 2027

    Decision follows a technical review by the National Cyber Security Centre in response to US sanctions

  5. Online Repayment Service - you talked, we listened

    A blog by David Wallace, Deputy CEO of the Student Loans Company

  6. UN Human Rights Council 44: Interactive Dialogue with the COI on Burundi

    The UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.

  7. Lynne Owens reappointed as NCA Director General

    The Home Secretary has today (14 July 2020) announced the reappointment of Lynne Owens as Director General of the National Crime Agency.

  8. GAD helps with modelling and analysis in ‘test and trace’

    Experts from GAD have been using their analytical skills to support the NHS's 'test and trace' programme.

  9. Appointment of 3 Commissioners and the reappointment of 5 Commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission

    Her Majesty the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, has appointed 3 Commissioners and reappointed 5 Commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission.

  10. The Secretary of State has reappointed Mel Young as the Scotland Member of UK Sport.

    Mel Young has been reappointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as the Scottish Member of UK Sport for three years from 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2023.

  11. The Secretary of State has reappointed Loyd Grossman as Chair of The Royal Parks.

    Loyd Grossman has been reappointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as Chair of The Royal Parks for four years from 5 July 2020 to 4 of July 2024.

  12. The Secretary of State has appointed George Lucas as the Northern Ireland Member of UK Sport.

    George Lucas has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as the Northern Ireland Member of UK Sport from 22 June 2020 to 31 January 2021.

  13. The Secretary of State has reappointed Robert Noel and Professor Dame Janet Thornton as Trustees of the Natural History Museum.

    Robert Noel and Janet Thornton have been reappointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as Trustees of the Natural History Museum for four years from 25 April 2020 to 24 April 2024 and 1 April 20…

  14. HS2 safeguarding: 14 July 2020

    Publication of information protecting a site in Leeds for HS2 development.

  15. Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with Australia: Update

    Trade negotiators from the UK and Australia held the first round of negotiations for a UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between 29 June and 10 July 2020.

  16. £11 billion boost for taxpayers facing difficulty due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

    HMRC is reminding Self Assessment taxpayers that they can automatically defer their July payment on account.

  17. Battery storage boost to power greener electricity grid

    Government to relax planning legislation to make it easier to construct large batteries to store renewable energy from solar and wind farms across the UK.

  18. UK Government doubles public donations to tackle coronavirus in vulnerable countries

    The Disaster Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for donations to help the world’s most vulnerable through the coronavirus pandemic.

  19. Flood and coastal erosion: letter from Environment Secretary to National Infrastructure Commission

    Letter from the Environment Secretary to the Natural Infrastructure Commission about the government’s policies on future flood and coastal erosion risk.

  20. Secretary of State appointments to National Park Authorities and AONB Conservation Boards

    Appointments made to England's National Park Authorities and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards