New visual identity for House of Commons

News on the Parliament website that the House of Commons has updated its corporate visual identity to ensure it is accessible, in particular on digital platforms and mobile devices.

The updates include an updated rendering of the Crowned Portcullis symbol that works effectively at all sizes in digital environments, and follows the changes developed for the award-winning UK Parliament visual identity launched in 2018.

Alongside the updated version of the House of Commons wordmark, the identity includes an extensive colour palette, icons, illustrations and templates.

Two highly accessible typefaces, National and Register, have also been selected for their excellent legibility in digital and print environments.  The decision to adopt them was based on guidance from the British Dyslexia Association and the Digital Accessibility Centre.

The first corporate publication to feature the updated branding was the House of Commons Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19, which is available via the UK Parliament website.

Available: Flat to Rent

Ref: 2827

FLAT FIVE MINUTES FROM PARLIAMENT SQUARE
The flat consists of a large bedsit (5m x4m), own bathroom, and own small kitchen/breakfast room on Lord North Street.  It is independent space in the basement of a family home; access is shared with the home through its front door and utility area is shared.
The owner-occupier requires a trustworthy, quiet and congenial, tidy non-smoking lodger (references required).
Long-term stay preferred.  Last happy lodger stayed for many years.  £1100 p/m including bills
If interested, send your brief details to myerssally@parliament.uk: they will be forwarded.

Home(s) needed for two cats

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Due to unfortunate circumstances Kate and Pippa are looking for a new home
They are 2 years old, affectionate, playful & don’t scratch (they are also very good mice deterrents), currently living in London.
If anyone is interested in adopting one or both cats please contact gibsonja@parliament.uk

Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 2 August 2019

Please always ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer or printed out may be out-of-date, and we sometimes get complaints from organisations when people use out-of-date information.

Please go here to see the new information and the link to the list.

Available: Flat Share in Lower Sydenham

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30 second walk to Lower Sydenham station – 15 minutes to London Bridge, 25 minutes to Charing Cross, 30 mins to Canary Wharf.

The room comes furnished with a double bed, large chest of drawers, clothes rail and wall-mounted flat screen TV.

As I have an en-suite in the master bedroom you’ll benefit from essentially exclusive access to the very large main bathroom with both a bath and shower.

The rent includes all bills and superfast 1GBps fibre wi-fi.

For more information follow the link here: https://m.spareroom.co.uk/flatshare/flatshare_detail.pl?flatshare_id=11764378&search_id=843699697&city_id=9&flatshare_type=offered&search_results=%2Fflatshare%2F%3Fsearch_id%3D843699697%26&

Contact: alex.evelyn@parliament.uk

MPs’ Guide to the NHS 2019

The NHS in England is made up of, and supported by, a number of different kinds of organisations at local and national level.  They have produced a very useful guide to who does what and how NHS services are funded, delivered and regulated for your constituents.

If you are an MP or a member of an MP’s staff and would like a copy of the guide, please let us know by emailing editor@w4mp.org

Please note that this guide is not available to members of the public.

Rules Register

The House of Commons Governance Office has
launched a Rules Register drawing together rules
on access to and use of:
The Parliamentary Estate

  • House of Commons and bicameral
    facilities
  • Parliamentary Digital Services
  • The Rules Register has been designed to help you
    find the rules and guidance you need – and to
    give you assurance that the rules you are looking
    for are up-to-date

The Rules Register is a topical index of Commons rules on access to and use of the estate, facilities, and digital services, .

Click on the link below to be taken to the Rules Register

https://intranet.parliament.uk/people-offices/offices-departments/commons-departments/governance-office/rules-register/

HMRC Casework Advice Surgery

HMRC’s next drop-in surgery, to which MPs and staff can bring HMRC-related constituent cases, takes place on 17 July between 11:00 and 13:00 in Room U of Portcullis House.

HMRC experts on tax credits, PAYE and Self Assessment will be available to help resolve cases that your constituents might have raised.  They’ll also take away any more complex cases to get these resolved as quickly as possible.