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22nd October 2020

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.

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Coronavirus: Latest information for Staff

For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub

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 created a page of what we hope will be useful links for caseworkers and the public. If you have things we might add please mail editor@w4mp.org 

We have published a guide to working from home, with advice on how to stay healthy


Hoby Cartoon for October 2020
Hoby Cartoon for October 2020

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The Fortnight – Issue 15 out now

Issue 15 of The Fortnight has been published on the intranet here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Fortnight/Fortnight-issue-15.pdf The Fortnight keeps you informed of service changes, key contacts and activity on the estate that will affect MPs, their staff and about Administration Committee decisions on services we all use. In this issue: Book in for a flu jab Changes to…

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Has your Member completed the Members’ Customer Satisfaction Survey yet?

Has your Member completed the Members’ Customer Satisfaction Survey yet? The annual survey is currently live and Members will have received an email with a link to the survey. It’s really important that Members give their feedback on the House of Commons services, as this information is used to identify where things are going well,…

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Security forms – technical issues with electronic PDFs

PSD are aware of some technical issues with the electronic PDF forms, which are being looked at as a matter of urgency. In the meantime, please see this guidance on the intranet for details and workarounds: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/Security/Helpful-hints-and-top-tips-to-completing-your-PDF-form.pdf

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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

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