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Disability discrimination – Research Briefing

This House of Commons Library briefing provides an overview of disability discrimination law and explains legal duties to consider the needs of disabled people. Read the research briefing here: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9061/

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Calling all MPs’ staff! All staff Q&A – Tuesday 1 December 2020

All staff of Members of Parliament are invited to attend the next All-Staff Question and Answer Session, which will focus on Working From Home Safely. Time: 15:00 Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Where: Microsoft Teams If you would like an invitation to attend this meeting, please email mst@parliament.uk

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Protecting access to cash – HoC Library Research Briefing

Cash remains a key payment method for more vulnerable people, but its wider use is in decline, accelerated by the pandemic. How will Government and industry protect access to cash? Read the House of Commons Library Briefing here: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9054/

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Loot Boxes in Video Games – Research Briefing

Another research briefing from the House of Commons Library: Loot Boxes in Video Games In September 2020, the Government launched a call for evidence into the impact of loot boxes on gambling-like behaviour. This Library Paper gives a brief overview of loot boxes, what the law says, and concerns that have been raised. You can…

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A Short Guide to Police Complaints

The House of Commons Library has produced a research briefing for MPs and their staff to help them to deal with casework involving dissatisfaction with the police including: understanding the police complaints system where to find further information about police complaints how to help constituents make complaints how to help constituents who have already made…

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ICGS – Annual Review

The Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) second Annual Review has been published.  You can find further information here: http://www.w4mp.org/w4mp/w4mp-guides/support-in-your-job/harassment-involving-mps-and-staff/icgs-annual-review-2020/

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WWG Talk – Nature and Wellbeing: Looking after Yourself – and nature

Nature and Wellbeing: Looking after Yourself – and nature Tuesday 24th November 2020 2pm – 3pm Dom Higgins, Head of Health and Education for The Wildlife Trusts, will talk about why nature is so important for our health and wellbeing. He will be sharing some of the evidence that shows why we feel happier when…

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Important – ICGS 18 month review survey

Please see below the message from the Independent Reviewer of the UK Parliament Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme.  You can read more about the scheme here: http://www.w4mp.org/w4mp/w4mp-guides/support-in-your-job/harassment-involving-mps-and-staff/ Dear Colleagues, The 18 month review of the ICGS is well underway and I am keen to ensure I am giving as many people as possible the opportunity…

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House of Commons trends

The House of Commons Library has produced a full briefing on its series on House of Commons trends.  It looks at statistics on the working and procedures of the House of Commons.  It looks at the composition of the Commons, the Parliamentary mechanisms, time spent on different types of business and staffing among other things.…

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How to apply for a military medal

Constituents may contact their Member of Parliament seeking advice on military medals.  The House of Commons Library has produced a briefing providing information on eligibility for military medals and how to apply. You can find it here: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-7190/

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