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Opportunity to volunteer overseas

If you’re interested in working in Nicaragua, Nepal, Tanzania then Raleigh International may be worth looking at. They run International Citizen Service (ICS), a volunteering programme which is funded by the UK government. This means your flights, visas, vaccines, training, food, accommodation and travel are all covered. Raleigh International delivers ICS in Nepal, Tanzania and …

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e-Tabling is being updated

The Table Office is replacing the current e-tabling application, which is reaching the end of its useful life. We’re introducing a new way to submit questions online. This is the first of many easy-to-use services that will sit within the new digital Member hub. The Member hub will allow Members and their authorised staff to …

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Child Maintanance Group contact details

The Falkirk office of the CMG is now handling enquiries relating to NW and Northern England. The South West office is handling enquiries relating to the Midlands. The hotlines list will be amended to reflect this change.

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Is TheyWorkForYou Biased?

Many staff will make regular use of theyworkforyou.com, the site developed by mySociety.  They’ve just posted a detailed explanation of how they operate,  as there have been some comments that the site is somehow biased or distorted. It’s worth  a read.   ‘TheyWorkForYou strives to be unbiased, reliable and truthful. Here’s how‘.

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View hundreds of lectures for free, online at Gresham College

Gresham College has hosted free public lectures for over four hundred years, on a wide range of topics, not just politics and economics, but also history, science, the arts, and much more. Not only is it possible to attend the lectures in person, but the college has recorded all of the lectures since the 1980s, …

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Living Wage Week

Living Wage Week, Sun 5 Nov- Sat 11 Nov, is the annual celebration of the Living Wage movement in the UK. Our movement is made up of Employers, Experts, Organisations and People who all believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. On the Monday of Living Wage Week – Monday 6th November …

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Introducing the new Director of the Parliamentary Digital Service

Heading into the future without forgetting the past – A Parliamentary Digital Service Blog Post 2017 has included some unexpected things for the PDS. In her first week, Tracey Jessup talks about becoming the new Director, what PDS has achieved so far and what the future holds. Read more at the Parliamentary Digital Service Blog: https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/09/15/heading-into-the-future-without-forgetting-the-past/  

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The eyes and ears of Hansard

The eyes and ears of Hansard – A Parliamentary Digital Service Blog Post Hansard isn’t only about the written word. They also stream and record more than 70 hours of live video every day when there’s a full set of Parliamentary proceedings to cover. Read more on the PDS Blog: https://pds.blog.parliament.uk/2017/09/13/the-eyes-and-ears-of-hansard/

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 21 September 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 …

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Developing our skills through 10% time

Developing our skills through 10% time – A Parliamentary Digital Service Blog Post You might have heard of companies which let their employees spend a percentage of their time on creative projects that will benefit them. Emma Allen introduced this in the last organisation she worked for and she’s blogged about doing the same for …

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