Room in a historic Westminster house for rent

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Cosy & quiet large room for ONE PERSON in a beautiful, historic house in Westminster.  An 8 minute walk to the Palace of Westminster.

Sharing with a family with teenage children.

Would suit a tidy,quiet-living MP or Parliamentary staff member.

Own room with double bed, bedside chest of drawers, wardrobe, & space for a desk if required.

Shared bathroom with shower enclosure.

Shared designer kitchen with microwave, AGA, dishwasher.

Separate laundry room with washer and dryer.

Shared living area with smart TV and access to garden.

Your room will be cleaned once a week and your bed linen washed and changed.

20 Mbps broadband and all bills included.

Available from 9 July.

Non-smoker only. No pets. £800 per month.

Contact: hitchcocke@parliament.uk

Voice and Vote: Westminster Hall exhibition

Between 27 June and 6 October 2018, a major exhibition, Voice & Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament, will be staged in Westminster Hall. Using both interactive features and historic exhibits, Voice & Vote will highlight the campaign for votes for women and the representation of women in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

More details on the Parliament website.

Take home pay calculator

In the UK, salaries are always quoted as gross and figuring out your take home net pay or gross to net salary is your responsibility.   This site has calculated carefully all possible gross annual salaries to give you the net salary you will take home.  The net salaries are calculated to show the exact amount you will take home after the income tax and national insurance contributions for 2018-2019.  You can also check hourly wage calculator which is useful especially for students.

Have a look at the calculator here: Take Home Pay Calculator

World Cup Action

Amidst the petabytes of press coverage of the World Cup, Politico has done the one useful thing of finding out where best to watch matches in the vicinity of Westminster (we assume those working in constituency offices have enough local knowledge to track down a screen).

According to today’s London Playbook:

The match is live on BBC1, which means it will be on in pretty much all the pubs around Westminster including the Red Lion and the Westminster Arms. Strangers will have it on too — though possibly without sound — as will the Sports and Social. But if you want a big screen, you’ll have to go further afield — try the Barley Mow on Horseferry Road, Greenwood in Victoria (which has 19 screens) or Sports Bar & Grill at Waterloo station. The Porterhouse in Covent Garden was great for the last World Cup, with fans from all over the world flocking there. The Grafton Arms in Soho has an outdoor screen if you need to chain-smoke nervously.
Whatever you do: Get there early — the pubs are going to be rammed. In fact, get there really early and check out England’s next opponents … Belgium vs. Panama kicks off at 4 p.m.

The Influence of Where You Live

New analysis of 15 years of the Hansard Society‘s Audit of Political Engagement data shows how geography is an important factor in determining whether citizens feel they have influence on decision-making at the national level, even when other key factors that influence political engagement – such as education and social class – are taken into account.

The full report is available to read on the Hansard Society website.