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Child Benefit for the Over 16s

On 31 August each year, Child Benefit stops for those aged 16+ Child Benefit stops on 31 August on or after a child’s 16th birthday if they leave education or training.  It continues if they stay in approved education or training, but the Child Benefit Office must be notified of this.  A letter is sent to parents/guardians in a […]

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Parliamentary Assistants’ Portico in the Church of Wittertainment

As a regular listener to the Kermode & Mayo film show on BBC Radio 5 Live, w4mp has long been a member of the ‘Church of Wittertainment‘ – see this entry in the comprehensive ‘Witterpedia‘ for more  – and enjoyed the witty banter between Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode. We normally listen to the podcast […]

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Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Team training workshops/seminars

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Team is presenting some useful training workshops and seminars.  Book now to secure a place. Please email: commonsregistrar@parliament.uk or telephone Pam Morris on 020 7219 3738 to reserve a place. All workshops will be held in Room “B”, 1 Parliament Street, London SW1A 0AA Keeping on the right side of the […]

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POSTnote – Supply of Medical Radioisotopes

Supply of Medical Radioisotopes This POSTnote highlights the critical role of radioactive isotopes used in medicine, and outlines the challenges for the UK in ensuring their future supply. You can find other POSTnotes here: http://bit.ly/2xxZSwI

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POSTnote – Migrants and Housing

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has recently published the following POSTnote: Migrants and Housing Migration is often cited in public debate as a significant factor in the demand for UK housing.  This POSTnote provides an overview of available research on migrants and housing.  It examines definitions and data sources on migration and its […]

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Hotlines list – please read

It has been brought to our attention that some of the hotlines numbers have been given to constituents, who have been contacting the MP hotlines directly.  This is causing significant problems for the agencies involved. Please ensure that when forwarding correspondence to constituents, that any information relating to the MP hotlines is deleted or redacted. […]

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Interested in Democracy? Democracy Club seeking board members

Democracy Club, the non-profit dedicated to making the UK’s democratic processes work better, is looking for new board members. It’s a non-profit with an amazing track record of achievement — and they want to appoint board members to help them do more, faster. Deomocracy Club consists of a tiny full-time team and big group of brilliant volunteers […]