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House of Commons Library on BBC Westminster Hour

As BBC Radio 4 puts it, ‘The House of Commons library is an indispensable part of life at Westminter conducting research for MPs and providing impartial briefs on everything from the environment and schools to Brexit’. They have given enormous support to w4mp over the years – and this lovely piece by reporter John Beesley is …

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Bullying and Harassment and Sexual Harassment support services

The Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (ICGP) Programme was established to help ensure that Westminster, constituency offices and related locations are safe environments in which everyone can feel valued and respected. Following the 19 July Commons vote on the proposals outlined in the ICGP delivery report, two new independent helpline services are now live. These services offer …

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Did you know that you can pay your trade union members directly from your salary?

IPSA is reminding people that, for Members of Parliament, or MPs’ staff, who are members of a trade union, membership fees can usually be paid by salary deductions. For those who would like to set up a salary deduction for union fees, please contact IPSA’s payroll team either by email payroll@theipsa.org.uk or by calling 020 …

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Looking good in the House..

Just a note (via Politico’s Westminster Playbook) that you should get out the iron today if you work in Westminster — parliamentary photographer Mark Duffy will be capturing today’s happenings to update the official library images of Commons proceedings.

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 3 September 2018. There have been some major changes to the contact details for Personal Independence Payments recently so, as always, please 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 …

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Getting away from the Westminster Bubble… a long way.

If it’s all getting a bit too much for you, then we have one of the more unusual job offers over on w4mpjobs –  a chief reporter role for the Island Times. The Island Times newspaper is the leading, nation-wide print newspaper in the Republic of Palau (Pacific Islands Region), published twice a week and …

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Reporting from Party Conference

DeHavilland, the UK political monitoring service, is seeking freelance writers to attend the Labour, Conservative and SNP conferences this autumn. They want people to work alongside DeHavilland’s Content team to provide clear and concise written reports of fringe events – typically two to three events per day, subject to scheduling and demand, and will pay …

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Journalism traineeship for young people

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has begun to enrol for its free journalism traineeship – SLIK (Stephen Lawrence Installs Knowledge). SLIK will be starting on the 17th September. They have partnered with London South East Colleges to fund this 12 week traineeship. The students completing the programme will receive a traineeship qualification on completion of …

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Join the Leonard Cheshire Disability Campaign Steering Group

Leonard Cheshire Disability  supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. They are looking for 8 – 10 people who are either disabled, or have experience living with disability, to form a new Campaign Steering Group. The Campaign Steering group will advise their Campaigns Team and ensure all …

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W4MP players wanted for successful south London Sunday Football Club, in 20th Anniversary Year​​

Westminster Wanderers Football Club are looking for new players for the upcoming 2018/19 season and beyond.​​ Friendly club, welcoming all ages/abilities ​​ Weekly training on Battersea Park Astro​​ Fixtures played across Tooting (home), Clapham, Wandsworth and Merton ​​ Regular competitive 11-a-side football​​ The best kits in London amateur football​​ Annual tours as far as New York City and Reykjavik​​ …

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