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 lighting and access controls.
The Home Office have made improvements to this year’s scheme to make it easier for places of worship and associated faith community centres to apply. This includes removing the need for applicants to find their own quotes for security measures; instead applicants will benefit from a central supplier for assessments, quotes and installation.
In addition the scheme now includes faith community centres, and broadened the eligibility criteria so that applicants no longer need to show they have already experienced hate crime. Instead the test will be vulnerability to hate crime.
The scheme is open to places of worship and associated faith community centres (we define this as a community centre run by a place of worship or near a place of worship that is faith based, and where regular worship takes place) across England and Wales.
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 government working together to solve policy challenges across a range of issues. Sir Patrick will then be joined by Professor Nick Jennings for an audience Q&A.
This will be followed by a networking reception with guests from Westminster, government departments and industry. Drinks and canapés will be served.
The event will take place from 5-7pm on Wednesday 10 July at Imperial College London’s South Kensington campus. For more information and to sign up, please click here.
Westminster Wanderers Football Club are an established and successful adult amateur Sunday league club. We are affiliated to the London FA and play in the Southern Sunday Football League which operates across Lambeth, Wandsworth and Merton.
We have players from politics, researchers, advisers, public affairs, policy, the civil service, PR, journalism, academia and beyond, and are cross-party. We’re very grateful for the support we’ve had and players we’ve found from W4MP in recent years. We will be holding trials and training for new players over July and August and would be delighted if you want to get in touch and try out for the Club. Just contact us and we’ll provide you with details of sessions.
This year we will enter four teams in league and cup competitions. As this is our 20th season we are creating a new side, an U-23 youth side for the 2019-20 season.
Our home ground is Fishponds Field in Tooting and we have practice sessions most weeks from July either at Battersea Park or Clapham Common. The club also has a strong social programme and an annual tour which has taken us to Portugal, Estonia and Spain in recent years. This year we are going to Riga, Latvia.
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 Lords has evolved and the conventions that apply, and having it at your fingertips will no doubt prove invaluable during the arguments about abstruse matters of procedure that enliven every social gathering were MPs staff assemble..
HMRC’s next drop-in surgery, to which MPs and staff can bring HMRC-related constituent cases, takes place on 18 June between 11:00 and 13:00 in Room P at 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 any more complex cases to get these resolved as quickly as possible.
In addition, HMRC policy officials will be available to answer questions on the loan charge.
Congratulations to the Parliamentary Archive Information & Records Management Service which has won the UK Information and Records Management Society Team of the Year!
A team of 10 staff, the Information and Records Management Service (IRMS) develops, advises on and implements information management (IM) policies and practices for the end-to-end management of current business information. They also identify information with historical value and make sure it gets transferred into the safe custody of the Parliamentary Archives, where it will become the archives of the future.