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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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New Guide to Audio Recording

We have just published a new guide to how best to record audio of events or meetings, written by Conrad Taylor and based on his many years of experience. You can find it in the guides section of the site Audio recording meetings, events and lectures

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No more plastic bottles!

From today, water in plastic bottles will no longer be sold on the Parliamentary Estate. Meanwhile, the number of water dispensers and fountains has been increased. Find out more here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/access-buildings/building-works/environment-and-parliament/plastics-/plastic-bottles-/

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New home for alt.guides

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, […]

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New Customer Services Hub

A new Customer Services Hub will open in the Members’ Centre in Portcullis House at 09:00 on Tuesday 4 September 2018. It will include the Procedural Hub, the Library, the Parliamentary Digital Service, a General House Services enquiry and help desk, as well as charging lockers. As the Derby Gate Library will be closing at […]

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W4MP privacy notice

As you’re no doubt aware, both from the deluge of emails from mysterious organisations asking you to ‘reconfirm’ their permission to deluge you with unwanted missives, or your own attempts to come to terms with the implications for the office filing system, the General Data Protection Regulations come into force in UK  law on May […]

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Department of Health Guide for Constituency Staff – updated

The Department of Health has updated its helpful guide for constituency staff, which has been sent out by email to Members of Parliament. The Ministerial correspondence – Guide for constituency staff is designed to help constituency office staff find their way around the health and social care system, and identify which organisation is best placed […]

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The Need to Know Project

Full Fact, along with The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK Statistics Authority and the House of Commons Library, is launching  a project to identify and fill gaps in data and analysis in the UK. The project is designed to answer important questions about eight different topics which include crime, immigration, education and […]

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POSTnote: Environmental Crime

A new POSTnote has been published about Environmental Crime. This POSTnote outlines environmental crimes and how to tackle them, within both an UK and EU context. It discusses the definition of environmental crime and its links to other serious crime, including the drugs and arms trade, human trafficking and the funding of terrorist organisations. It […]

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Whitehall Monitor Report, 2017

The latest Whitehall Monitor report has been published by the Institute for Government, offering a crucial insight into the way Whitehall Works. This report focuses on how well Whitehall is performing, its preparations for Brexit, and government openness and the use of data. The report makes the argument that government is trying to do too […]