The Working for an MP website is a resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works. You can read about the site’s history, or get in touch with suggestions or feedback, or find out about the help and advice available to staff from the House of Commons.
Coronavirus – latest update for staff
For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub.
The 2 June update from the Cabinet Office can be found here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/business-news/news-current-issues/news/2020/march/an-update-from-the-cabinet-office-for-members/ and includes links to previous Q&A packs.
The Coronavirus information hub includes information for staff of both Houses, Members and Members’ staff on the following:
- up-to-date guidance from Public Health England
- digital resources and advice
- equipment and workplace adjustments
- wellbeing resources
- access and catering information
The hub will be updated daily so keep checking for the latest information.
Making the Parliamentary estate a COVID-19 secure workplace – an information briefing: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Members%20Pack_June%202020_V2.pdf
Information and advice from IPSA can be found here: https://www.theipsa.org.uk/news/coronavirus-guidance/
We have published a guide to working from home, with advice on how to stay healthy
This is an opportunity for all MPs’ staff to engage with House services including the Members’ Services Team, Security and Digital. Time: 14:00 Date: Thursday 29 October 2020 Where: Microsoft Teams If you have not received an email with the link to the meeting, please email email@example.com for an invitation.
(as of October 16) Posters are now in place to strongly encourage all colleagues to wear face coverings when moving around the estate and in areas where social distancing is difficult. Two metre social distancing must continue to be followed wherever possible. Please be mindful that some people are exempt from wearing face coverings for…
As it’s not possible to have physical tours of Parliament at the moment, why not book a free online talk or tour? Topics range from the historic furniture collection, to how Parliament works, to the Gunpowder Plot. Click here to book tickets: https://bit.ly/34ZuMR8
Archived guides can be found on the w4mp archive. They should not be relied on as expressions of current practice.
Our humourous alt.guides can be found on alt.w4mp.org, along with an archive of Hoby cartoons.
“The MPs’ assistants and researchers walk at twice the pace of everyone else and their eyes burn twice as fiercely” John Crace, The Guardian, 14 May 2015