POST provides balanced and accessible overviews of research from across the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering and technology. It places the findings of this research in a policy context for Parliamentary use. The best known format for these briefings are ‘POSTnotes’: four page summaries of public policy issues based on reviews of the […]
As BBC Radio 4 puts it, ‘The House of Commons library is an indispensable part of life at Westminter conducting research for MPs and providing impartial briefs on everything from the environment and schools to Brexit’. They have given enormous support to w4mp over the years – and this lovely piece by reporter John Beesley is […]
The Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (ICGP) Programme was established to help ensure that Westminster, constituency offices and related locations are safe environments in which everyone can feel valued and respected. Following the 19 July Commons vote on the proposals outlined in the ICGP delivery report, two new independent helpline services are now live. These services offer […]
IPSA is reminding people that, for Members of Parliament, or MPs’ staff, who are members of a trade union, membership fees can usually be paid by salary deductions. For those who would like to set up a salary deduction for union fees, please contact IPSA’s payroll team either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 […]
The House of Commons Library has updated its constituency boundary tool to reflect the proposals for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Find it here: https://constituencyboundaries.uk
Parliament is a serious place, and the Palace of Westminster and constituency offices are filled with hard-working, dedicated professionals engaged in the important business of running the country. Yet even the most committed need time for rest and recuperation, space to kick back and unwind, and opportunities to take a sideways look at their workplace, […]
Just a note (via Politico’s Westminster Playbook) that you should get out the iron today if you work in Westminster — parliamentary photographer Mark Duffy will be capturing today’s happenings to update the official library images of Commons proceedings.