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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 2 August 2019 Please always 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using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer or printed out may be out-of-date, and we sometimes get complaints from organisations when people use out-of-date information. Please go here to see the …

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Retirement Services Customer Service Team unavailable on Tuesday 16 July 2019

The Retirement Services Customer Service Team in Newcastle – which handles MP hotline enquiries – will be unavailable from 9 – 5 on Tuesday 16 July. The MP hotline numbers all have voicemail facility.  Therefore, any MP offices calling our numbers tomorrow can leave a voicemail message and we will call-back on Wednesday.

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MPs’ Guide to the NHS 2019

The NHS in England is made up of, and supported by, a number of different kinds of organisations at local and national level.  They have produced a very useful guide to who does what and how NHS services are funded, delivered and regulated for your constituents. If you are an MP or a member of …

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Rules Register

The House of Commons Governance Office has launched a Rules Register drawing together rules on access to and use of: The Parliamentary Estate House of Commons and bicameral facilities Parliamentary Digital Services The Rules Register has been designed to help you find the rules and guidance you need – and to give you assurance that …

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HMRC Casework Advice Surgery

HMRC’s next drop-in surgery, to which MPs and staff can bring HMRC-related constituent cases, takes place on 17 July between 11:00 and 13:00 in Room U of Portcullis House. HMRC experts on tax credits, PAYE and Self Assessment will be available to help resolve cases that your constituents might have raised.  They’ll also take away …

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Inquiry into Bullying and Harassment of MPs’ Parliamentary Staff

Parliament has published the report by Gemma White QC into Bullying and Harassment of MPs’ Parliamentary Staff You can read  it here: Gemma White QC’s report. The House of Commons Commission has published a response in which it states: We condemn bullying and harassment of MPs’ staff and offer our full support to anyone in the …

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Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

As part of the 2018 Hate Crime Action Plan refresh, the fourth year of funding for the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme is now open for applications. Over the first three years of the scheme more than 130 places of worship have been awarded grants to install measures such as protective alarms, security …

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Imperial College London’s launch of The Forum with guest speaker Sir Patrick Vallance: TODAY

Imperial College London’s Professor Nick Jennings invites you to a special event to launch The Forum, Imperial’s new policy engagement programme. The Forum brings Imperial’s community and policy-makers together to discuss, debate and discover new thinking on policy challenges. Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, will speak about the importance of academia and …

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Erskine May Online

Students of parliamentary procedure – and aren’t we all – will be overjoyed to that Erskine May is now online and searchable thanks to the tremendous efforts of the team at parliament.uk  Much more than a set of rules, Erskine May is a description of how procedure in the House of Commons and House of …

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Downloadable Certificate of Employers’ Liability

All MPs are covered by employers’ liability insurance and a copy of the certificate should be printed and displayed in your office. See our note for a link to a PDF of the certificate.

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