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House of Commons Library Help Hub Community

Have you visited the House of Commons Library Help Hub Community yet? The Help Hub Community is a forum where caseworkers can ask each other questions, share experiences and provide advice.  They also run regular ‘ask the expert sessions’ with Library specialists. MPs’ Staff should have been sent an email inviting them to join the […]

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Listen to the new House of Commons Library Podcast

Bringing you the latest in Westminster and beyond. Each week the House of Commons Library will tackle a new topic in 20 minutes, helping you stay up to date. The schedule for future episodes is as follows: 25th March: Universal Credit: Rolling out a new benefits system 26th March: Utilities prices 2nd April: UK budget […]

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NEW: courses to help you with casework

The House of Commons Library is offering four new ‘taster’ courses aimed at helping you answer common constituents’ questions in the areas of housing, special educational needs, employment law and anti-social behaviour. The training will be provided in Westminster by experienced lawyers. You can sign-up via ACT by first logging into the ACT Learning Pool […]

Library Talks

The House of Commons Library Talks are available in audio format on the UK Parliament YouTube Channel. A full list of talks, including those without audio, can be found on the intranet here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks/ The following list contains only those talks for which an audio recording is available: Title: Social Policy – Commons Library talk and […]

Complaints about an MP

There are two organisations which deal with complaints about Members of Parliament: Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards will investigate allegations that an MP has broken the Code of Conduct and the rules associated with it. These include for example rules about: „ The registration […]

w4mp Guides

LIBRARY:  Authoritative guides to help in your job, useful links and light reading.   —- Since it began in 2000 w4mp has commissioned an extensive collection is a of guides to good practice to provide you with advice and support in carrying out the main activities expected of you in your job. Most guides are written […]

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“My Constituency” iPad app now available

A new version of the ‘My Constituency’ iPad app has been released on the iTunes Store. Created by the find people in the House of Commons Library it will display key statistics for each constituency area including election results, unemployment, youth unemployment and population, In this version new datasets have been added and improvements to […]

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Training

Learning and Development The main resource for training for Members’ Staff is The Commons Learning and Development team. Courses take place both on the Parliamentary Estate and in regional cities, and if a course of interest is not available at a convenient location or date, they will endeavor to accommodate specific requirements, subject to sufficient demand. Courses are […]