Casework forum

Standard

The Commons Library, in conjunction with the Members’ Services Team, are pleased to announce a new series of talks on research, casework and policy to take place virtually each month.

The talks will cover a different topic each session as decided by Members’ staff, and the first event will be taking place Wednesday 22 June, 9.30 – 10.30am. You can book your place on ACT.

They will also be complemented by a dedicated Teams chat which will allow you to share ideas and best practice, as well as support being on hand from the Library should specialist knowledge be required.

Please note, you do not have to be a Caseworker to attend these sessions, they are open to any Members’ staff who handle casework. If you have any questions, please contact MST@parliament.uk

Casework discussion sessions

Standard

The Library, in conjunction with the Members’ Services Team, is pleased to announce a new series of Casework talks to take place virtually each month.

The talks will cover a different topic each session as decided by Members’ staff, and the first event will be taking place Wednesday 22 June, 9.30 – 10.30am. You can book your place via ACT here.

The talks will be complemented by a dedicated Teams chat which will allow you to share ideas and best practice, as well as support being on hand from the Library should specialist knowledge be required.

(Please note, you do not have to be a Caseworker to attend these sessions, they are open to any Members’ staff who handle casework.)

If you have any questions, please contact MST@parliament.uk

Public inquiries and the Coronavirus pandemic – Commons Library talk

Standard

Thursday 31 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
Online (MS Teams)

Two public inquiries have been announced, one by the UK Government and the other by the Scottish Government, into the Covid-19 pandemic response. This talk will explain how those inquiries will go about their work, what powers they will have, and what they will look at.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialist followed by time for questions.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/public-inquiries-and-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Bank branch closures: the numbers and issues – Commons Library talk

Standard

Thursday 24 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
Online (MS Teams)

Bank branch numbers have been falling for years, and the pandemic has only sped this up. This talk will look at those numbers, as well as the effects on people, businesses and communities. What can be done about this and what plans are there to maintain access to cash?

Event format

Online presentation by the specialists followed by time for questions.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/bank-branch-closures–the-numbers-and-issues/

Understanding and using statistics: the basics for dealing with numerical information – Commons Library talk

Standard

Wednesday 16 Mar 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
Online (MS Teams)

This talk is designed to help you understand, accurately interpret and clearly present statistical information. It includes some practical tips on using and writing about statistics and introduces some important statistical concepts.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialists followed by time for questions.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/understanding-and-using-statistics-the-basics-for-dealing-with-numerical-information-/

Housing disrepair – Commons Library talk

Standard

Thursday 10 Mar 2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Online (MS Teams)

This talk will give an overview of tenants’ rights and options when their landlords don’t respond to requests for repairs.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialist followed by time for questions

Presenter

  • Wendy Wilson
    Commons Library subject specialist in housing law and policy

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/housing-disrepair/

Mental health reform proposals – Commons Library talk

Standard

Wednesday 02 Mar 2022, 15:00 – 16:00
Online (MS Teams)

This talk will provide an overview of the process of reforming the Mental Health Act. It will focus on the main changes proposed to the legal framework and related policy.

Event format

Online presentation by the specialists followed by time for questions

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/mental-health-reform-proposals/

National Audit Office: Transport departmental overview – Commons Library event

Standard

Thursday 24 Feb 2022, 15:00 – 16:00
Online (MS Teams)

This talk by staff from the National Audit Office (NAO) will give an overview of Department for Transport spending in 2020-21, its major areas of activity and performance, and the challenges it’s likely to face in the coming year (based on insights from the NAO’s work).

The NAO is the UK’s independent public spending watchdog. It supports Parliament in holding the UK Government to account and aims to help improve public services through its audits.

For further information and booking, please see here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/research-online/commons-library-services/commons-library-services/commons-library-talks-events/national-audit-office-transport-departmental-overview/