Corps Archive

New Protocol Deputy Director

Alison MacMillan has succeeded Jackie Barson as the new Deputy Director of Protocol at the Foreign Office. Ms MacMillan joined the Protocol Directorate in October.

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Happy 90th birthday, Ma’am!

She is the ultimate quiet diplomat. So on the occasion of her 90th birthday, London’s diplomats were quick to fill social media with their best…

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Admired ex-diplomat killed in Beligian terror attacks

As flags flew at half mast across London in solidarity with the Belgian Embassy following the terror attacks in Brussels, diplomats mourned the loss of…

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Diplomat of the Year Awards

London’s high achieving heads of mission were recognised in a glittering Diplomat of the Year Award ceremony at the Langham. The winners were: Seychelles High…

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Transport

Embassy fleet managers discussed ways to streamline processes with the DVLA and Diplomatic Card Services previewed the launch of a new tax free fuel card….

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Property management

Nigel Carter of FCO Services The spate of embassy relocations and renovations is symptomatic of London’s volatile property market and presents particular challenges for missions….

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Human resource management

Tanup Gadhia of the Home Office briefs HR managers Missions have a number of legal obligations when employing local staff. This session focused on two…

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Tax and finance

Kieron Thomas of DVLA Gina Snow and Lynn Hucker of the HMRC Embassy Unit briefed finance officers on direct taxes and National Insurance Contributions for…

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Court ruling puts immunity at risk

The decision by an English High Court judge to dismiss a claim of immunity by a serving diplomat on the grounds that his diplomatic status…

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Envoys shoot hoops to give hope

The Global Shooting Stars with the Ambassadors of Bosnia Herzegovina and Austria (third and fourth from left) Basketball enthusiasts in the London diplomatic corps are…

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