All MPs’ Staff Q&A Session: Home Office Update

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Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Date: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Location: Online

We are lucky to be joined by Katie Shooter from the Home Office who will provide an update from her team.


This will be a Q&A session if you would like to submit a question, please email MST@parliament.uk , we will pass them to Katie on the day.

Time permitting, we will open the floor for additional questions.

This session is open only to parliamentary intranet users. Please click here to register:
https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5413

All Staff Q&A Session – Intranet Replacement Project Update

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Intranet Replacement Project Update

Time: 10:15 – 11:00
Date: Thursday 1 December 2022
Location: MS Teams

Please join Becky Clarke and Angy El-Mandouh for an online show and tell session on the new intranet project.  They will update you on the work done so far and showcase some initial designs. This will be followed by a Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions.

Please click here to register: https://parliament.learningpool.com/mod/facetoface/view.php?id=5411
please note that this is only available to parliamentary intranet users

DOUBLE ROOM AVAILABLE

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Ref: 2966

We have a room available to rent in our 3-bed, 2-bathroom flat, near Bermondsey (around 20 min commute from Westminster), which also has a river-facing balcony.

It’s a well-sized furnished double bedroom with storage, and a shared bathroom. We have a large lounge and both a dishwasher and washing machine, as well as a parking space in a gated garage with bicycle storage.

The building has 24/7 security and concierge services, and also features an onsite swimming pool and sauna.

Rent is around £1000 pcm including approx. bills (except water, which is included).

You would be living with myself and my flatmate (both 23F). Available for move in from mid-December, with contract until September 2023.

Contact: helena.lane@parliament.uk

Latest Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas Delivery 2022

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You can find the Royal Mail’s latest recommended posting dates for Christmas delivery 2022 here: https://www.royalmail.com/sites/royalmail.com/files/2022-11/Consumer-Latest-Posting-Dates-2022-v1.7.pdf

Details of collection and delivery dates for Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023 can be found here: https://www.royalmail.com/sites/royalmail.com/files/2022-11/Christmas-and-New-Year-2022-23-Delivery-Collection-arrangements-v1.3.pdf

ClientEarth reception for MPs’ staff

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ClientEarth is hosting a networking drinks reception for staff tomorrow – and let’s be honest – you’ve earned it after the past few weeks at Parliament.

The link to register attendance is here, and we will be in the downstairs events room at The Walkers of Whitehall from 5pm to 10pm on Wednesday 2nd November. There will be a welcome glass of English sparkling wine on arrival, and an open bar for most of the evening, so it would be fantastic to see you there. We will hear a few words from ClientEarth’s Director of Communications on UK climate leadership and what we hope to see agreed at the COP27 environmental summit taking place in Egypt through November.

In 2021, the UK hosted COP26 in Glasgow and later this month, will pass the Presidency to Egypt. It is vital that COP26 commitments are met, to secure a world in which people and nature can thrive together.

ClientEarth is an environmental law charity that uses the power of the law to effect the systemic change needed to combat climate change and protect the environment. We use advocacy, advise on draft legislation, capacity-building and litigation to strengthen the protections for both people and planet.

We look forward to seeing you there. ClientEarth colleagues will be wearing lanyards – so feel free to grab one of us and ask us about the environmental work we do!

Of Boys and Men’. Richard Reeves

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MPs and their staff are invited to join the APPG on Issues Affecting Men and Boys when they hear from Richard V. Reeves, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington D.C. on the findings from his new book ‘Of Boys and Men

Date: Wednesday 16th November 10.15 am for 10.30-11.30am
Venue: Archbishop’s Room, Millbank House, 3 Millbank, House of Lords, London SW1P 3JU
Chair: Nick Fletcher MP, chair of the APPG.

Why the Modern Male is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What To Do About It.

Originally from the UK, Richard’s former roles include Director of Strategy to the then Deputy Prime Minister, and Director of the think-tank Demos. In 2017, Politico magazine named Richard one of the top 50 thinkers in the U.S. for his work on class and inequality.

Men are losing ground in the labour market, falling behind in education, increasingly missing out on family life – a position that’s even worse for Black men.

• The gender gap in college degrees awarded is wider today than it was in the early 1970s – but in the opposite direction.
• The wages of most men are lower today in real terms than they were in 1979 while women’s wages have risen across the board.
• One in five fathers are not living with their children.
• Men account for two out of three ‘deaths of despair’, either from a suicide or an overdose.

Previous attempts to treat this condition, from all political angles, have made the same fatal mistake – of viewing the problems of men as a problem with men.

This book shows how the basic social structures defining masculine maturity and success have been shattered, and how they can — and must — be reinvented.