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Knowledgebank: What has growth been like over the last 3,000 years?

The Bank of England has published a KnowledgeBank guide entitled ‘What has growth been like over the last 3,000 years?’. Here’s what they have to say about it: “As an organisation, we are only too aware that economics can be a bit of a minefield, but we hope that through KnowledgeBank, we can start to …

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Westminster Attack

Following yesterday’s incidents, roads around Parliament Square remain closed, as does Westminster Bridge, as police investigations continue, so be prepared for disrupted travel and added security. There will be a minute’s silence in Whitehall at 0930. The Prime Minister is expected to make a statement to the House at 1130.  

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 21 March 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that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer may be out of date.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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Links between the House of Commons and MPs Staff

Whether you work in Westminster or the constituency, you will have had contact with different elements of the House service, for example when getting a pass, getting your IT set up, or accessing information online. Our friend Chris Sear has been asked to act as a contact between the House and staff working for MPs. …

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CommonsVotes app

The new CommonsVotes app, launched in November, is now the quickest way to find out how MPs have voted in the Chamber. Full division lists are made available on the app around 15-20 minutes after the result is announced. About the app CommonsVotes takes advantage of the electronic system for recording divisions on tablet devices, …

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New Health e-Hub App

The new Health e-Hub app has launched, providing a dedicated resource to support your personal health and wellbeing. Key support features available from Health e-Hub include: Personal and work life advice and support Physical and emotional health support Medical information and guidance Support videos and webinars on-demand Mini health and wellbeing checks Four week wellbeing …

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Get involved with the Speaker’s School Council Awards competition

The Speaker’s School Council Awards has launched to celebrate the achievements of young people. Run by the Education Service, this fantastic awards scheme invites schools to tell us about a school council or other student-initiated project that has made a difference in their school, local community, or even globally. Get involved by encouraging your local schools …

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Loss of Confidential NHS Correspondence

Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Jonathan Ashworth, is to ask an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on the loss of confidential NHS correspondence by NHS Shared Business Services. The issue has been covered extensively in the press- according to The Guardian Thousands of patients are feared to have been harmed after the NHS lost more …

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Future Foreign Policy – competition

We’ve been sent some information from Future Foreign Policy about a competition they are running for researchers under thirty. After the seismic political events of 2016, the United Kingdom’s role in the world is shifting. Fresh thinking – and a credible voice for young people – is needed more than ever. Future Foreign Policy, the first …

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Our new appearance

We’ve changed the look and feel of the w4mp website to make it work better on mobile devices and also improve some elements of accessiblity. We hope you like it – but if you have any comments please let us know at editor@w4mp.org w4mpjobs will be updated next month when this design has bedded in …

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