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1st December 2020

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.

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Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons

Read a welcome to the site from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons

Cartoon of the characters from w4mp's Hoby cartoon, all wearing face coverings, standing outside with the Elizabeth Tower and Portcullis House in the background
Please wear a mask where you can.

Coronavirus: Latest information for Staff

For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub, which contains information about Parliament’s response to coronavirus, including support for remote working and what services are available. It is for Members of both Houses, members’ staff and staff of both Houses.

Man wearing a mask
Man wearing a mask

Please note the current advice on wearing face coverings on the estate.

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. There is also guidance from the HoC Health and Wellbeing Team.


Latest News

Reminder – all staff Q&A – Tuesday 1 December 2020

All staff of Members of Parliament are invited to attend the next All-Staff Question and Answer Session, which will focus on Working From Home Safely. Time: 15:00 Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Where: Microsoft Teams If you would like an invitation to attend this meeting, please email mst@parliament.uk

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⚠️ ICGS 18 month review survey deadline this Friday

The deadline for responding to the ICGS 18 month review survey is this Friday – 4 December 2020. If you have not already done so, please give your views about the scheme online here  ICGS 18 month review survey  You can read more about the review here: http://www.w4mp.org/2020/11/18/important-icgs-18-month-review-survey/

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Early years funding (England) – Research Briefing

This House of Commons Library Briefing provides a short overview of early years funding in England since the introduction of the new national early years funding formula from 2017-18. https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8052/

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Archive homepage

Archived guides can be found on the w4mp archive. They should not be relied on as expressions of current practice.

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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