Training & development

We run regular training sessions to support all MPs and staff to understand IPSA's rules and processes.

IPSA Online

Our IPSA Online training workshops are designed to give MPs and staff confidence in using our expenses, finance and payroll system. They take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm using a virtual platform.

If you are an experienced proxy or work for a returned MP, please be aware these sessions are designed to help those unfamiliar with the system.

The two-hour workshops include the following:

  • an introduction to IPSA Online

  • expenses

  • payroll

  • task manager

  • MP dashboard

  • getting help

Date and time: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm.

Register for the IPSA Online webinar

Budget Management: Claims, Debt and Spend

An IPSA Account Manager will talk through some additional features of IPSA Online that are not covered in IPSA Online training, and how these features can be used to effectively manage your claims, debt and spend. It will also include some additional tips to make it easier to manage your budgets.

This will include:

This webinar will last between 60 to 90 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Date and time: This webinar will be held on Wednesday 12 May at 2pm and Thursday 10 June at 2pm.

Register for the Budget Management webinar

Staffing Budget Report

During this session, a member of the Payroll team will talk through the Staffing Budget Report. The session will cover:

  • how to run and view the Staffing Budget Report

  • how to understand the Staffing Budget Report

  • how to make amendments to the Staffing Budget Report

  • how year-end forms incorporated

  • how to view expenses made against the Staffing Budget

This session will not cover the COVID staffing budget. For queries related to the COVID staffing budget, please see our Coronavirus FAQs or book a call with a member of the Payroll team.

Date and time: These webinars will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am throughout the year.

Register for the Staffing Budget webinar

Reconciling your Payment Card

An IPSA Account Manager will talk through how to reconcile your payment card.

The session will last between 45 and 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Date and time: These webinars will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10am throughout the year.

Register for the Payment Card webinar

Property Registration, Management and Amendment

An IPSA Account Manager will talk through the requirements for paying rent for MPs’ offices and accommodation, including submitting forms and, importantly, the supporting documentation needed so your property amendment and registration forms can be processed effectively.

We’re keen to help you register properties, make changes and arrange rent payments as quickly as we can.

The session will last between 45 and 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Date and time: These webinars will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at various times throughout the year.

Register for the Property Registration, Management and Amendment webinar

If you have feedback or suggestions regarding training, please email communications@theipsa.org.uk.