Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published 30 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN02786
Service industries: Data incorporating the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.
Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators
Published 30 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN02787
Components of GDP: data on the components that make up GDP, including household consumption, government spending, investment, net trade and output by sector.
Charities and the voluntary sector: statistics
Published 30 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN05428
Statistics on the size, income and activities of the voluntary sector. Includes data on social investment, National Lottery funding, charitable giving and rates of informal and formal volunteering.
Interest Rates and the Money Supply: Key Economic Indicators
Published 30 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN02802
Interest Rates and Money Supply: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England’s quantitative easing policy; and the latest money supply data for the UK.
Household Debt: Key Economic Indicators
Published 29 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN02885
Household debt: Data on the latest household debt statistics, including net lending, mortgage interest rates and insolvencies.
General Election 2015
Published 28 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7186
This briefing paper analyses the results of the 2015 General Election. It includes the election results by country, region and party, as well as the full result and turnout for every UK constituency. This is the second edition of the briefing paper, which provides additional analysis and statistics. New chapters in this edition cover seats changing hands, the characteristics of voters for each party, the characteristics of candidates and MPs, the electorate and turnout, safe and marginal seats, by-elections during the last Parliament, polling day, and the marginality of constituencies. The full results are available for download in two CSV files. The election results shown in this Briefing Paper were provided by Returning Officers following the 2015 General Election.
Dementia: Statistics on prevalence and improving diagnosis, care and research
Published 27 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN07007
This note outlines Government, NHS and other statutory bodies’ work to improve dementia diagnosis, care and support and research. It also includes statistics, tables and maps on age-adjusted dementia prevalence across the UK, including for each English Parliamentary constituency.
Published 25 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN06891
Looks at the rules which came into force in April 2015 giving people more flexibility about when and how to access their defined contribution pension savings
Pension Wise: the guidance guarantee
Published 25 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN07042
Looks at the guidance guarantee to be introduced for people with defined contribution pension savings approaching retirement from April 2015
The Single Use Carrier Bag Charge
Published 24 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7241
Customers will be charged at least five pence for single use plastic bags in England from 5 October 2015. Wales and Northern Ireland introduced a similar 5p charge for customers in 2011 and 2013 respectively. The Scottish Government implemented their own charge in October 2014. This note looks at the arrangements surrounding the single use carrier bag charge in each part of the UK and examines the exemptions and what will be done with the proceeds of the charge. Impacts and criticisms of the charge are also covered.
Published 24 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN03999
This note sets out the background to the creation of the office of Lord Speaker in 2006. It covers developments and proposals in the role since then. It also provides the election results for 2006, and details of the election process in 2011.
House of Lords: Party and Group Strengths and Voting
Published 23 July 2015 | Lords Library notes LLN-2015-0023
This Library Note presents statistics on the relative size of the three largest political parties and the politically unaligned groups in the House of Lords. It also presents select statistics on voting behaviour in the House.