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Recess dates have been updated

The revised recess dates are now available online. You can view the current schedule of recess dates on the Parliament website.

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 21 June 2017 As always, please ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer may be out of date. Please go here to see the new information (you need to have an intranet login to access this page).

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Information about Brexit process and negotiations

The UK lawyer and journalist David Allen Green has a series of tweets in which he offers his suggestions for places to look/people to follow for information about Brexit.  It’s presented here ‘without comment’ @davidallengreen tweets at https://twitter.com/davidallengreen/status/876681957991751680 1.  So – which accounts should you follow so as to follow the thrills and spills of …

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How HMRC can help you to help your constituents – updated version

HMRC have updated their very helpful booklet, explaining how they can help you to help your constituents. If you would like a copy of this booklet sending to you by email, please let us know. *** Please note that we are only able to send this to current MPs and their staff with intranet email accounts.  It …

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Anniversary of the death of Jo Cox

From Parliamentary website: One year on from the tragic death of Jo Cox, the Member for Batley and Spen, the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP, has issued the following message of remembrance: Jo Cox was taken from us cruelly last year. As she made her way to a constituency meeting …

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Can’t get into your Banner account?

It’s OK, it’s not you. Banner has temporarily disabled all of the bespoke stationery accounts whilst they update their records following the General Election.  They’re working on it at the moment, but are not yet able to say when they will be re-enabled. The general accounts are still accessible.

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Advice and Support from Customer Services

For those of you who are new to working for a Member of Parliament, or who are continuing to work for your newly re-elected Member, you might like to know that Chris Sear, Head of Customer Services for the Customer Team, is very happy to discuss any issues you might have. Chris can be contacted …

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New MP? Make sure you register with the Information Commissioner.

Congratulations on being elected/re-elected to Parliament! One of the most important things you must do right away is to register with the Information Commissioner.  It’s really easy to do, by going to their website here: https://ico.org.uk/registration/new and select ‘Elected representative’ from the drop-down list.  It will cost you £35 to register. You can find lots of …

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Is your data correct on Wikidata?

We’ve had a note from Andy Mabbett about MPs and Wikidata: The days after a general election are a good time to remind MPs and their staff that Wikipedia has a biography of every MP. I’ve written before about how MPs can work with Wikipedia  and its sister projects, to ensure that those articles are complete and up-to-date.  Several items of data …

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New Members on Twitter

The fine people at Democracy Club are building a Twitter list of new Members of Parliament, which you may find worth taking note of. twitter.com/democlub/lists…

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