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Wellness Working Group Virtual meeting: Kooth, Mental Health Support for Children and Young People

Wellness Working Group Online Event Kooth.com, Mental Health Support for Children and Young People Time: 11am – 12pm Date: Friday 16 April 2021 Dr. Lynne Green, Consultant Psychologist and Chief Clinical Officer and Gareth Evans, Director of Accounts and Engagement for Kooth will cover what Kooth is for children and young people, how to talk…

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6-week Mindfulness Course for MPs’ staff

The world we live in is fast paced and dynamic – while this can feel exciting it can also become overwhelming, so how do we navigate our lives skilfully?  Mindfulness supports resilience and well-being. It is particularly valuable at this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, equipping you with tools to relate to challenging situations, and…

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All MP staff virtual Q&A – Dealing with fixated individuals

The Members’ Services Team run all-Members’ staff phone-ins monthly. These events are available to book through our learning management system, Act. Dealing with fixated individuals Members of Parliament are at risk of being targeted by fixated individuals. In this session we will look at identifying obsessive behaviour and discuss the process should your office be…

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New rates for National Living Wage/ National Minimum Wage come into effect April 1

These rates are for the National Living Wage (for those aged 23 and over) and the National Minimum Wage (for those of at least school leaving age). The rates change on 1 April every year. 23 and over 21 to 22 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2021 £8.91 £8.36 £6.56 £4.62 £4.30 Apprentices…

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Employer’s Liability Insurance

The new Certificate of Employer’s Liability Insurance, which should be displayed in all MPs’ offices, is now available to download from the intranet here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/PageFiles/133981/DC503%20-%20EL%20certificate.pdf

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All MP staff virtual Q&A – Data Protection and GDPR

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Date: Friday 26 March 2021 Where: Online – MS Teams Stacey Pereira from the Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) service team will speak at the March All MP staff Q&A session, taking place Friday 26 March 12-1pm. There will also be talks from the Education and Engagement Outreach team to…

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Updated: List of Ministerial Responsibilities

The List of Ministerial Responsibilities was updated on 11 March 2021 and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-ministers-and-responsibilities  

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Easter Recess Dates

The House will rise on Thursday 25 March 2021 and will return on Tuesday 13 April 2021. You can see further information here: https://www.parliament.uk/about/faqs/house-of-commons-faqs/business-faq-page/recess-dates/

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IPSA – new staff salary ranges published

IPSA has published the 2021-2022 staff salary ranges on the website here: https://www.ipsaonline.org.uk/guidance/pay-and-benefits

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Re-launch of the Women’s Parliamentary Cricket Team

Two years ago today, Meg Williams organised the successful inaugural event which took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground, and later that summer a small team took part in their first soft ball cricket tournament.  Needless to say, the last two years have been particularly busy, but with the light at the end of the tunnel…

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