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

The Hotlines List was updated on 10 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 We have received complaints that people are using out-of-date information, because they are either saving or printing out the list, instead of accessing the current version on the intranet.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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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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Training courses available in a virtual classroom

As it is not currently possible to present training courses in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting, the Learning and Development Team have made some courses available online in a virtual classroom. You can view details of the available courses here: https://parliament.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1590 Titles available include: Courageous Conversations Handling Challenging Situations Prospering in Turbulent Times Supporting Teams…

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NEW: Labour Women’s Parliamentary Staff Network

The newly-formed Labour Women’s Parliamentary Staff Network (LWPSN) has been set up to connect Labour women staffers. Please see here for details and information on how to join: Labour Women’s Parliamentary Staff Network (LWPSN) http://www.w4mp.org/library/2010-guide-to-working-for-an-mp-for-new-staff/groups-which-staff-can-join/representation/labour-womens-parliamentary-staff-network/   Check out other groups staff can join here: http://www.w4mp.org/library/2010-guide-to-working-for-an-mp-for-new-staff/groups-which-staff-can-join/

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Daily Update 24/07/2020

The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stand at 45,677, an increase of 123 as of today.  The number of people infected by Coronavirus in the UK has stopped decreasing. There are currently 2,000 people infected with the virus who are not in hospitals or care homes, according to the ONS. This data…

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Daily Update 23/07/2020

The total death toll as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 45, 554, an increase of 53 as of today.  Face masks will be mandatory in shops across England from tomorrow. Although shoppers will be required to wear face masks, they will not be compulsory for staff. The European Union’s head negotiate Michel Barnier…

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