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Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellowship 2020-21

The Balfour Project seeks an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on justice and equal rights. Acknowledging Britain’s continuing historical responsibilities, it works through popular education and advocacy to persuade the British Government to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel and uphold equal rights. Following a successful pilot last academic year,…

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Making the Parliamentary estate a COVID-19 secure workplace

The House of Commons has produced a briefing for Members about the changes made to ensure that the parliamentary estate is a COVID-19 secure workplace. Any staff who can work remotely should continue to do so, rather than returning to the estate, or their constituency offices. You can view the briefing here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Members%20Pack_June%202020_V2.pdf For more…

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Hotlines List Update – please make sure you are accessing the current list

The Hotlines List was updated on 20 August 2020. Please bookmark the list, and don’t download or print it. We have received complaints that people are using out-of-date information, because they are either saving or printing out the list, instead of accessing the current version on the intranet. Please go here to see the new…

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MP Staff: NFU photo competition – Win a Great British Food hamper

The NFU are running a ‘love your countryside’ photo competition for parliamentary staffers where the winner will receive a Great British Food Hamper, which includes a bottle of English wine, a selection of cheeses, pies, truffles and fudge; the runner-up will also receive a hamper of delectable British goodies. To enter, please send the following…

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Facebook scam warning

It’s been brought to our attention that several MPs have received a message in their Facebook notifications, saying that their page has been reported and asking them to click on a link to ‘repair’ their page. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK! This is a known scam and could result in malware being downloaded to…

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Banner – Equipment for returning to the workplace

Our office supplier, Banner, has published a catalogue of equipment to allow MPs and staff to return to the workplace safely, including: preparing the building equipping the workforce controlling access to sites implementing a social distancing plan reducing virus transfer You can view the catalogue here: https://www.easyflip.co.uk/BannerReturntotheWorkplace/

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Daily Update 31/07/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stand at 46,119, an increase of 120 as of today.  According to the ONS, daily Coronavirus cases in England have risen from 3,200 last week to 4,200. These findings are based on tests of households in England, excluding care homes and hospitals. The ONS estimates that…

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Daily Update 30/07/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 45,961, an increase of 83 as of today.  According to the ONS the UK has recorded the highest level of excess deaths amongst European countries with 6.9% more excess deaths in the country as a whole and 7.5% more in England. Spain and Belgium…

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Daily Update 28/07/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 45.874, an increase of 119 as of today.  The National Institute for Economics and Social Research has published a study which shows that UK unemployment could rise to 10% when the government ends the furlough scheme. According to NIESR’s research, many of the jobs…

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Daily Update 27/07/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 45,756, an increase of 7 as of today.  Surges in the number of infections across Europe have forced countries to implement stricter restrictions on travellers. On Saturday the UK government announced that Britons on holiday in Spain would be required to isolate for two-weeks…

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