Opportunity to volunteer overseas

If you’re interested in working in Nicaragua, Nepal, Tanzania then Raleigh International may be worth looking at. They run International Citizen Service (ICS), a volunteering programme which is funded by the UK government. This means your flights, visas, vaccines, training, food, accommodation and travel are all covered. Raleigh International delivers ICS in Nepal, Tanzania and Nicaragua, and they are currently looking for volunteers for 10 weeks next spring.

You need to be 18-25 and a UK citizen or an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for 12 months. Volunteers are asked to fundraise £800 to show their commitment

Apply on https://goo.gl/t3x8kC as soon as possible to secure a place or check out the website at https://raleighinternational.org/ics

 

 

e-Tabling is being updated

The Table Office is replacing the current e-tabling application, which is reaching the end of its useful life.

We’re introducing a new way to submit questions online. This is the first of many easy-to-use services that will sit within the new digital Member hub.

The Member hub will allow Members and their authorised staff to submit parliamentary questions using their own secure logins.

They will also be able to search, track and review the progress of questions, as well as receive automatic alerts (for example, notification of cards or shuffle results).

Further services – such as tabling and adding names to motions – will follow, making the Member hub a central place to manage services online.

Keep an eye out for the drop-in training sessions in the Procedural Hub and Table Office.

Ask about pre-registration or find out more by contacting tableoffice@parliament.uk

Child Maintanance Group contact details

The Falkirk office of the CMG is now handling enquiries relating to NW and Northern England.

The South West office is handling enquiries relating to the Midlands.

The hotlines list will be amended to reflect this change.

Room to rent – Earlsfield

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Large double bedroom to rent in Earlsfield – £700pcm (bills not included).  Bills come to roughly £40 a month.

The house is in a great location close to Earlsfield train station (which is 12 minutes into Waterloo) and the amenities of Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Tooting and Wandsworth Common.

The house is a large family house shared by myself and my friend who works as a teacher.  We are both relaxed and easy going people who are looking for a new housemate to join us.

The room is free the weekend of the 21st October.

You can see more on our spareroom ad: https://www.spareroom.co.uk/flatshare/london/earlsfield/8715259

Contact: daniel.tye@parliament.uk

View hundreds of lectures for free, online at Gresham College

Gresham College has hosted free public lectures for over four hundred years, on a wide range of topics, not just politics and economics, but also history, science, the arts, and much more.

Not only is it possible to attend the lectures in person, but the college has recorded all of the lectures since the 1980s, and over 1,900 of them are freely available on their website, in text, audio and visual formats.

This is a marvellous resource of fascinating information and definitely worth a look.

Their website is here: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/

 

Living Wage Week

Living Wage Week, Sun 5 Nov- Sat 11 Nov, is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK.

Our movement is made up of Employers, Experts, Organisations and People who all believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.

On the Monday of Living Wage Week – Monday 6th November – the new Living Wage Rates are announced at a ceremony. These rates apply to all Living Wage accredited employers.

The real Living Wage is annually calculated to reflect the cost of living in the UK and there is a separate, higher, rate in London. It is voluntarily paid by thousands of employers in the UK and applies to all workers over the age of 18 included contracted and subcontracted staff.

For more information on Living Wage Week 2017 – please email: accreditation@livingwage.org.uk 

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