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New procedural guides to the Budget and Finance Bill

We’ve received an email from our friends over at the Hansard Society, with links to New procedural guides to the Budget and Finance Bill. Here’s what they wrote: If you are watching the Chancellor’s Statement this afternoon, and keeping an eye on the Budget debate over the next week and then the Finance Bill, our new procedural guides…

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Search for charities in your constituency

The Charity Commission register of charities displays information about how charities are run, and how they manage their finances, including information about salaries paid to senior staff members (in bands, upwards from £60k), whether a charity’s trustees are remunerated and its income, if any, from government contracts. You can search for charities in your constituency…

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Are you using the correct hotlines list?

w4mp has received complaints that people who have been removed from the hotlines list are still being contacted by MPs’ offices. Please can you ensure that you use only the current list which can be found on the intranet here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/research-online-resources/research/constituency-casework/w4mp-hotlines.pdf Please do not save or print the hotlines list, as this risks you using…

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All MP staff virtual Q&A – Dealing with aggressive and abusive constituents

Time: 14:00 Date: Friday 26 February 2021 Where: Online – MS Teams The focus of this month’s session will be dealing with aggressive and abusive constituents, both over the phone, in person and on social media. Our expert speakers are Neil Cahalin (Personal Security Adviser) and David Mair (Social Media and Security Analyst). If you…

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British Psychological Society – Cognitive Strain in Parliament

Time: 11:00 – 12:00 Date: Friday 19 February 2021 The relationships between well-being and work have long been recognised, however the role of these in the fields of politics and government have not historically received the attention they deserve. Research conducted by psychologists within the UK Parliament has been the focus of a recent report…

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Business Banking Resolution Service

The BBRS is a new, independent organisation that seeks to resolve disputes between larger SMEs and participating banks.  It is free for businesses to use and offers an alternative to litigation, which for many SMEs is not a realistic option. The service is now fully live and open to thousands of potential customers around the…

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Law Training Sessions from the Learning and Development Team

The Learning and Development has arranged some new law training sessions in March.  Please book yourself onto them using the intranet links below. Introduction to housing law: Homelessness https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3874 Introduction to housing law: Security of tenure  https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3876 Introduction to housing law: Social housing https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3877 Introduction to housing law: Disrepair https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3875 The Law and Special Educational Needs https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=3878 Introduction…

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Susan B. Anthony: The Forgotten History of the Woman Who Inspired the 19th Amendment

Today, 15 February 2021, marks the 201st birthday of Susan B. Anthony. Susan B Anthony was a lot of things. She was a teacher, a headmistress, a woman’s rights activist but most of all she was a person who devoted her life to creating change. A woman who wasn’t afraid to stand up for what…

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Workshops from the Registrar of Members’ Financial Interests

The Registrar of Members’ Financial Interests runs workshops for Members and their staff on the following subjects together with the next available dates.  The workshops will be run remotely via MS Teams. A. Openness and Registering Members’ Financial Interests, covering: How to help your Member register and declare interests The rules on paid lobbying by…

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All MP staff virtual Q&A – Dealing with aggressive and abusive constituents

Time: 14:00 Date: Friday 26 February 2021 Where: Online – MS Teams The focus of this month’s session will be dealing with aggressive and abusive constituents, both over the phone, in person and on social media. Our expert speakers are Neil Cahalin (Personal Security Adviser) and David Mair (Social Media and Security Analyst). If you…

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