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Benefits and support at the House of Commons

We're proud to be able to offer our people a range of attractive benefits and support.

Annual leave

30 days annual leave per annum, increasing to 35 days after the first full leave year, plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for anyone working part time). Eligible staff may apply to buy or sell up to a maximum of five days leave during the annual leave year.

Special leave

Staff who are members of the auxiliary or reserve forces may be allowed leave to attend training courses or camps. If you receive a call-up notice, special leave will be granted for the period of your absence. This will usually be unpaid.

House of Commons pension

You'll be eligible for the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) from the day you join.


In order to support our staff, we offer the following House of Commons loans:

  • Season ticket and/or bicycle loan for transport into work
  • Rental deposit loan

Cycle to Work scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme is a Government-supported initiative aimed at promoting healthier journeys to work and reducing environmental pollution. Not only does it help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your fitness, it also allows you to spread out the cost of buying a new bike, as well as saving on Income Tax and National Insurance.

Flexible and remote working

We offer a range of flexible and remote working options such as working from home for many of our roles.

Learning and development opportunities and sponsorship for professional qualifications

All staff, managers and leaders can access development to help them thrive, perform and develop at work. From workshops, online resources, career coaching, study leave, apprenticeships and grants, everyone at the House of Commons has an opportunity for personal and career growth through learning. We support professional qualifications and apprenticeships, including time off for study leave for certain qualifications.

Health and wellbeing service

Our in-house Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service provides advice and guidance to support good health at work. Services available to staff and managers include:

  • Occupational health
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Clinical Nurse – drop-in clinic for ill health and minor treatment
  • Access to an on-site GP. This service is available to all staff whether on the Estate or working remotely
  • Annual flu vaccination clinic available to all staff
  • Health and wellbeing annual programme of events
  • On-Site support from our Parliamentary Mental Health First Aider network

Disability and workplace adjustments

We support staff with a range of workplace adjustments, physical or otherwise, help with obstacles relating to mental health and physical or non-physical requirements. Common adjustments include:

  • Assistive technology – such as software or hardware
  • Speech recognition software or large computer screens
  • Ergonomics – such as chairs and standing desk

House of Commons gym membership

Access to a subsidised gym located on the estate on a full membership or pay as you go basis, with a network of over 100 leisure centres across the UK.

Catering services

You'll have access to a range of cafés, bars and restaurants catering for all preferences and budgets in both traditional and contemporary surroundings.

House of Commons nursery

The House of Commons Nursery is a modern, welcoming facility with capacity for 40 children aged from three months to five years.

Caring responsibilities

A variety of leave options including:

  • Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption
  • Caring leave
  • Special Leave

Current Vacancies

View our current roles and apply.

House of Commons Careers Portal

Benefits and Support Guide

Learn about all the benefits available to staff at the House of Commons.

View our Benefits and Support Guide

Diversity and inclusion in Parliament

The House of Commons and House of Lords have established Workplace Equality Networks (WENs) that provide support, increase awareness and create an open forum for people from all backgrounds to come together to learn and share their experiences.  The WENs are open to all employees who support and champion the missions and objectives of the network. 

ParliABLE: in support of those who consider themselves to have a disability (visible and non-visible).  

ParliGENDER: in support of gender equality. The aim is to achieve gender equality across Parliament.     

ParliREACH: in support of increasing awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage in Parliament.     

ParliOUT: in support of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, and questioning) people in Parliament.     

ParliON: in support of promoting equality of opportunity across Parliament and working to raise awareness of issues around socio-economic inclusion. 

ParliCare: in support of raising awareness of and support for all staff within Parliament with caring needs.