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Apply to join IPSO’s reader’s panel.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is inviting applications from members of the public that read newspapers and magazines and who have an interest in how they are regulated. IPSO is very keen to have as diverse a group as possible involved in its work, so applications are positively sought from people of all ages and from minority communities, who may not have considered working with a regulator in the past. The panel will meet three times a year to discuss IPSO’s work and approach…

Parliamentary Digital Service Recruitment Open Day: May 12

PDS has posted about its search for new staff: We are looking for talented, enthusiastic people who want to work at the heart of democracy, tackling challenging and high profile digital projects that can really make a difference. If you are interested in bringing your digital skills to work in Parliament, come along and find out more about what we do. At our Open Day you will be able to meet the team, see how we work, look at the projects we are working on and find out…

Audit of Political Engagement Published

The Hansard Society,  an independent, non-partisan political research and education organisation, has published its Audit of Political Engagement, the only annual health check on our democratic system. Now in its 13th year, each Audit measures the ‘political pulse’ of the nation, providing a unique benchmark to gauge public opinion across Great Britain with regard to the political system. The latest Audit of Political Engagement finds that the public claim to be more interested in and knowledgeable about politics than they were in the last Audit survey, and…

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Parliamentary or political? Advice on use of House-provided stationery in the coming months

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has issued a reminder to Members about the appropriate use of House-provided stationery, particularly in the run-up to the May elections and the EU Referendum. Your Member will have received this message by email on 4 April, and a hard copy has been circulated to the Westminster offices. Please do take time to read this, and refer to the current rules on the use of the House emblem and House of Commons stationery published on the intranet.

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Does your tenant have the Right to Rent?

If you wish to rent a private residential property to a tenant, you are now legally obliged to check whether or not your prospective tenant has the Right to Rent. You must check anyone aged 18 or over who pays to use your property as their main home, eg. tenants, sub-tenants and paying house guests. If you’ve bought a property that already has tenants, you need proof that their last landlord did the check. You’ll still be responsible for carrying out further checks on your tenants…

“The MPs’ assistants and researchers walk at twice the pace of everyone else and their eyes burn twice as fiercely”
John Crace, The  Guardian, 14 May 2015

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