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The Working for an MP website is a resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works. You can read about the site’s history, or get in touch with suggestions or feedback, or find out about the help and advice available to staff from the House of Commons.


Coronavirus – latest update for staff

For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub

The 8 April briefing from the Cabinet Office can be found here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/2020/march/an-update-from-the-cabinet-office-for-members/

The Coronavirus information hub includes information for staff of both Houses, Members and Members’ staff on the following:

  • up-to-date guidance from Public Health England
  • digital resources and advice
  • equipment and workplace adjustments
  • wellbeing resources
  • access and catering information

The hub will be updated daily so keep checking for the latest information.

Information and advice from IPSA can be found here: https://www.theipsa.org.uk/news/coronavirus-guidance/

We have created a page of what we hope will be useful links for caseworkers and the public. If you have things we might add please mail editor@w4mp.org 

We have published a guide to working from home, with advice on how to stay healthy



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Latest News

Daily Update 22/05/2020

The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 36,042, an increase of as of today 368.  Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, started the daily briefing by drawing attention to mental health awareness week. Hancock announced that the government have given £4.2 million to mental health charities like Samaritans and Young Minds. …

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Daily Update 20/05/2020

The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 35,704, an increase of 363 as of today.  In Prime Minister’s Questions Boris Johnson stated that by June the government will have a test, track and trace system in place.  The government’s plans to reopen schools in June if the rate of infection…

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An Update from The Speaker

On 15 May, The Speaker of the House, The Leader of the House and the Shadow Leader of the House issued a further update for Members of Parliament and their staff. The update contains guidance for Members’ staff and constituency offices, information on the measures in place in Parliament and information from Public Health England.…

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Our humourous alt.guides can be found on alt.w4mp.org, along with an archive of Hoby cartoons.

 

“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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