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- Events on December 3, 2013IEA Briefing in Parliament on RetirementStarts: 14:00Ends: December 3, 2013 - 15:00Location: Committee Room 17, House of CommonsDescription: Full details here: http://bit.ly/1gRffoX
This will be an opportunity to discuss retirement policy and steps that could be taken to increase the possibilities for people to work at older ages thus increasing incomes and improving health and wellbeing.
- Events on December 3, 2013Tax avoidance and the future of the tax systemStarts: 16:30Ends: December 3, 2013 - 17:30Location: Macmillan Room, Portcullis HouseDescription: http://intranet.parliament.uk/people-offices/offices-departments/commons-departments/commons-information-services/commons-library/commons-library-talks/tax-avoidance-and-the-future-of-the-tax-system/
Tuesday 03 Dec 2013, 16:30 - 17:30
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House
Contact: Antony Seely, Library Subject Specialist, x3666, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Events on December 3, 2013Making sense of big dataStarts: 17:00Ends: December 3, 2013 - 18:00Location: Oxford, OX1 3BDDescription: http://www.ox.ac.uk/visitors_friends/whats_on/making_sense_of_big.html
What is big data, and what are its potential benefits and risks? The evolving use of large datasets is rarely out of the headlines, prompting intense debate on privacy and security.
From medical records through to GPS signals, the ability to collect large amounts of data holds great potential for research, innovation and productivity. It also means that governments across the globe are grappling with the questions posed by the data being harvested – how to handle it, how to govern its use and how it can impact on policy.
Drawing on his extensive work on the subject and his passion for open access science, Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, will look at how we can make sense of the phenomenon of big data in order to reap the benefits.
- Events on December 4, 2013Law as a New Religion and Other TopicsStarts: 18:00Ends: December 4, 2013 - 19:00Location: London, EC1N 2HHDescription: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/law-as-a-new-religion-and-other-topics
Law is everywhere providing answers to almost everything. Ever larger numbers of students want to be part of the legal mechanisms that control us, regulate us and take over from politicians when politicians sense their own incapability. It is almost a new religion. In this lecture – and in the discussion to follow – some of the issues dealt with in earlier years by Professor Bogdanor (such as in his lectures, Judges or Legislators: Who Should Rule?, The Judges and the Constitution and The Human Rights Act: Cornerstone of a New Constitution) will be reviewed as will the effect of Europe on our law.
- Events on December 4, 2013Parliament ChoirStarts: 19:30Ends: December 4, 2013 - 20:30Location: St John’s, Smith Square, LondonDescription: Celebrate a Westminster Christmas. Choral works, festive readings, audience carols.
James Bower Percussion
Nicholas O’Neill Organ
Simon Over Conductor
To book: email@example.com or 020 7222 2779
- Events on December 5, 2013AAT budgeting workshop and Excel tool launchStarts: 10:30Ends: December 5, 2013 - 12:30Location: Boothroyd Room, Portcullis HouseDescription: AAT is the UK’s leading qualification and membership body for accounting and finance staff with around 125,000 members working in countries across the globe. Our members are represented at all levels of finance and accountancy, including those starting out in their careers, people with existing experience working in accountancy and those holding senior roles or self-employed business owners.
We recognise that the management of an MP’s office requires financial management skills. To help you learn from accountancy experts around their approaches to effective monitoring and recording expenditure, AAT will be running a workshop for MPs staff between 10:30am and 12:30pm
The event will also see the launch of a free AAT designed Excel spreadsheet tool which is aimed at helping your office set budgets, and in the recording and forecasting of expenditure. AAT experts will be on hand to show how the tool can be used to make it easier for your office to manage office costs and other budget lines.
If you have any questions about the event or the work of AAT please contact Andrew Smith at Connect Communications on 020 7592 9592 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Events on December 5, 2013APG for Motorcycling - static motorcycle displayStarts: 12:00Ends: December 5, 2013 - 15:00Location: Old Palace YardDescription: A static display of electric motorcycles and scooters will show the latest in technological innovations between 12 noon and 3 pm in Old Palace Yard, adjacent to the Jewel Tower and Westminster Abbey, and there will be staff on hand there to answer any questions about these.
- Events on December 5, 2013Advanced Public Bill SeminarStarts: 14:00Ends: December 5, 2013 - 16:00Location: Committee Room 14Description: Confident on the basics of how laws are passed in Parliament but want to find out more?
Come to a free Advanced Public Bill Seminar on Thursday 5 December 2013, 2pm – 4pm, to obtain a more in-depth understanding of the stages a bill passes through, and learn how you can better engage with the legislative process.
Come to this event if you would like to:
* Build on your existing knowledge of how laws are passed
* Find out more about the roles MPs, Lords and parliamentary officials have in the legislative process
* Get more detail on how MPs and Lords scrutinise and challenge legislation
* Learn how you can get involved in the process
Speakers will include Parliamentarians and senior experts from the House of Commons and the House of Lords, providing their unique insights into the legislative process. An interactive Q&A session will give you an opportunity to ask further questions on how laws are passed.
Registration essential: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXBFH76
Cancellations / absentees will be monitored and may affect future allocation of places.
- Events on December 5, 2013Associate Parliamentary Motorcycling Group ReceptionStarts: 16:00Ends: December 5, 2013 - 18:00Location: Dining Room ‘A’Description: Staff welcome.
RSVP by 2 December required for catering purposes: email@example.com
The theme of the Reception will be ‘Motorcycling and Society’. We will be featuring how motorcycling is dealing with some of the country’s problems in the areas of social inclusion, employment, the economy and the environment. In particular we will be hearing about the ‘Wheels to Work’ (W2W) scheme. This unique programme is run in several areas of the country and offers mainly young people access to two wheeled transport for work, particularly in rural areas. W2W is supported by the Department for Transport and national coordination of the W2W network is managed by Wheels to Work Association. It is a terrific example of how motorcycling can directly address wider social issues. A representative from the Association will be providing an update on progress with W2W and will be able to discuss plans for the future.
We will also be hearing about how the motorcycle industry is innovating in the area of electric and alternative powered motorcycles. As you are aware, there is a growing requirement to develop cleaner transport and to decarbonise, particularly in urban areas. The motorcycle industry is already producing ‘e’ products which are suitable for the daily commute. We will hear from the industry about current developments in this area and what support is required from Government to realise the ‘ePTW’ opportunity as part of the recently announced £500 support for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles under the OLEV ‘Driving the Future Today’ strategy.
Finally, the Motor Cycle Industry Association will be launching an update to its ‘Policy Framework for Motorcycling’. This important framework outlines how motorcycling contributes to the wider transport network, the environment, safety, the economy and growth. With the industry now having a growing share of export markets and with an increasing proportion of motorcycles being used for commuting and practical purposes, as well as for leisure and tourism, members will be interested in hearing how the motorcycle world is contributing to some of the great social and economic challenges of today.
Afternoon Tea will be provided and I do hope that you will be able to join us.
Also: A static display of electric motorcycles and scooters will show the latest in technological innovations between 12 noon and 3 pm in Old Palace Yard, adjacent to the Jewel Tower and Westminster Abbey, and there will be staff on hand there to answer any questions about these.
- Events on December 6, 2013Institute of Economic Affairs and TaxPayers' Alliance Post-Autumn Statement BriefingStarts: 09:00Ends: December 6, 2013 - 10:15Location: LondonDescription: Institute of Economic Affairs and TaxPayers' Alliance Post-Autumn Statement Briefing
Friday 6 December 2013, 9.00am, for a 9.15am start, to finish by 10.15am
Institute of Economic Affairs, 2 Lord North Street, SW1P 3LB
This key event will feature expert economic analysis the morning after the Autumn Statement. Panellists will evaluate the measures announced by George Osborne, discuss whether the Chancellor’s plans are fiscally credible and assess their impact on the cost of living. Additionally, each member of the panel will suggest and explain one measure that they believe should have been in the Autumn Statement, but wasn't.
• Louise Cooper, Chair (Financial Analyst, CooperCity.co.uk)
• Mark Field MP (MP for Cities of London and Westminster)
• Matthew Sinclair (Chief Executive, TPA)
• Mark Littlewood (Director General, IEA)
• Andrew Lilico (Director and Principal of Europe Economics)
Bacon sandwiches, tea and coffee will be served from 9.00am and the event will begin promptly at 9.15 a.m.
There are limited places available for this event, and attendance is strictly by RSVP. Please register to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For media enquiries, please call Stephanie Lis (IEA) on 07766 221 268 or Robert Oxley (TPA) on 07544 933 215