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Double room in Bermondsey – flat share

Ref: 2649 Double room available in a large flatshare in Bermondsey – 20 minutes commute from flat to Parliament. Rent is £700 per month plus around £80 per month for bills.  The flat is only a short walk to Bermondsey tube station and Tower Bridge, and an even shorter walk to all the cafes, bars and restaurants of Bermondsey Street. It’s a fifth floor flat with a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom, WC, and a balcony. The room has plenty of…

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Prenatal Yoga Classes at Westminster

The nursery prenatal yoga classes have been very well received and additional participants are still very welcome to join the current course which takes place every Friday 9.30-10.30 (until the 8th February 2016). The six-week course is taught by qualified yoga instructor and Club Manager of Westminster Gym, Lauren Griffin.  The course will continue to run on a rolling basis with the next set of classes starting from Friday 19th February 2016. Anyone can join this six week course at any point, however pre-booking and…

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Flat share available

Ref: 2648 We have a small double room available in our flat from the beginning of March.  The rent is an absolute steal at £476 a month, and the landlord is pretty good.  Bills and rent come to about £525 a month.  The room comes with a wardrobe, bedside table, shelves and a chest of drawers. You’d be sharing with two professionals; a 29 year old female broadcast journalist and a 27 year old male who works in Parliament.  The flat is in Brixton but…

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Tax and National Insurance contributions guide for MPs and Ministers

HMRC has supplied us with the latest guidance on Tax and National Insurance contributions for MPs and Ministers. This guide is to help MPs and Ministers’ with their own personal Tax and National Insurance only; it is not a guide for constituent casework. If MPs and Ministers would like a copy of this document, please contact us and we will send one via email.  Please note that we will only send this to @parliament email addresses.

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POSTbrief: Measuring Performance for Carbon Budgets

Part 6 of the Energy Bill 2015-16 proposes an amendment to the Climate Change Act to adjust the performance measure used in the UK’s statutory carbon budgets. The new measure would include UK territorial emissions only. With this change, credits or debits from the EU Emissions Trading System would not contribute towards the UK’s performance against its carbon budgets from 2028 onwards. This POSTbrief introduces the carbon budgets, explains the proposed change and outlines the implications of the proposed change. Measuring Performance for the Carbon…

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New Serjeant at Arms appointed

The new Serjeant  at Arms will be Mohammed Amal (Kamal) El-Hajji, who is currently Head of Front of House and VIP Relations at the Ministry of Justice. He will take over from Bob Twigger, who has been acting Serjeant at Arms since Lawrence War’s retirement last September. Described in The Times as ‘a philosophy-loving Moroccan with a black belt in karate’,  Kamal told Commons Monthly “I am deeply honoured and privileged to be selected for this historic role, which dates from 1415. I look forward to taking up duty…

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