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Dissolution Guidance

With the prospect of a General Election looming, we have created a page with links to the official guidance on dissolution. Our dissolution page will be updated with information and new links as we receive them.

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House of Commons Library Help Hub Community

Have you visited the House of Commons Library Help Hub Community yet? The Help Hub Community is a forum where caseworkers can ask each other questions, share experiences and provide advice.  They also run regular ‘ask the expert sessions’ with Library specialists. MPs’ Staff should have been sent an email inviting them to join the […]

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Survey of MPs Staff – please respond

Following the Gemma White QC Report into bullying and harassment of MPs’ staff, the House of Commons service are thinking about what they can do to help to include MPs’ staff within the parliamentary community.  They would like to take the opportunity to ask you your views on how they can best do this.  The […]

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World Mental Health Day 2019: focus on suicide prevention

Thursday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. Wellbeing practitioners will be running a stall in PCH to promote good mental health at work and encourage everyone to know what support and resources are available to them. A team of Mental Health First Aiders will also be running stalls and activities in Parliamentary buildings across […]

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Flu Vaccination Drop-in Clinics

Flu vaccination clinics have been arranged for 15, 16 and 17 October in the Palace of Westminster.  These are available to Staff of the House of Commons, PDS, Members of the House of Commons and their staff. Please see the intranet for further information: https://intranet.parliament.uk/employment/health-and-wellbeing/whats-on/flu-vaccination—drop-in-clinic-/

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Protests expected around Parliament

Extinction Rebellion are planning two weeks of direct action, commencing on Sunday 6 October. The protests will take the form of peaceful ‘camps’ around Westminster, and  high levels of disruption are expected. See the post on the Parliamentary Intranet for more details.    

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Parliament Resumes

As you may have heard on the news, the Supreme Court has ruled that the proroguing of Parliament was unlawful and therefore did not actually happen, and the Commons will sit tomorrow. Here at w4mp we’d like to send good wishes to everyone whose plans have been changed at short notice and wish them all […]

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 24 September 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 […]

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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 […]

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Retirement Services Customer Service Team unavailable on Tuesday 16 July 2019

The Retirement Services Customer Service Team in Newcastle – which handles MP hotline enquiries – will be unavailable from 9 – 5 on Tuesday 16 July. The MP hotline numbers all have voicemail facility.  Therefore, any MP offices calling our numbers tomorrow can leave a voicemail message and we will call-back on Wednesday.