4th December 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.
Read a welcome to the site from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons
Coronavirus: Latest information for Staff
For up to date information on the situation please check the Parliamentary Covid-19 intranet hub, which contains information about Parliament’s response to coronavirus, including support for remote working and what services are available. It is for Members of both Houses, members’ staff and staff of both Houses.
Please note the current advice on wearing face coverings on the estate.
Information and advice from IPSA can be found here: https://www.theipsa.org.uk/news/coronavirus-guidance/
The House of Commons Members’ HR Service has produced a Best Practice Guide to Recruitment and Selection. It provides practical advice on efficient and effective recruitment practices. The guide aims to support Members (and their Office Managers) with the tools to attract and recruit people with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities. Even if you’re not…
The prices of Royal Mail postage stamps will rise on 1 January 2021. A first-class stamp for a standard letter will rise from 76p to 85p A second-class stamp for a standard letter will rise from 65p to 66p A first-class stamp for a large letter will rise £1.15 to £1.29 A second-class stamp for…
The deadline for responding to the ICGS 18 month review survey is this Friday – 4 December 2020. If you have not already done so, please give your views about the scheme online here ICGS 18 month review survey You can read more about the review here: http://www.w4mp.org/2020/11/18/important-icgs-18-month-review-survey/
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