Pension Schemes Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | Lords In Focus LIF-2016-0057
On 1 November 2016, the Pension Schemes Bill is scheduled to have its second reading. The Bill seeks to “[protect] savers and [maintain] confidence in pensions savings” by increasing the regulation of master trust schemes and providing members of occupational pension schemes with a “level of protection equivalent to that of members of personal protection schemes”. Part one focuses on the introduction of an authorisation and supervisory regime for master trust schemes, and part two seeks to implement the Government’s intention to introduce a cap on early exit charges and ban member-borne commission charges in certain occupational pension schemes.
This Library briefing provides an overview of the policy background to the provisions of the Bill and outlines a number of its clauses.
Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06077
This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics, explaining the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and setting out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.
Opinion polls: Social Indicators page
Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02635
Opinion polls: Social Indicators page. A summary of recent opinion polls on voting intention and important issues among voters.
Turnout: Social Indicators page
Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02633
Turnout: Social Indicators page. Summary information on turnout at elections in the UK.
Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0540
In 2016, the US President stated that the danger of a terrorist group obtaining and using a nuclear weapon was “one of the greatest threats to global security”. This briefing provides an overview of the key threats to nuclear security, and of UK and international initiatives that seek to address them.
Household recycling in the UK
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7285
This Commons Library Briefing Paper discusses UK trends in recycling and the applicable legislation at both EU and UK level. It provides an overview of the EU circular economy proposals and explains recycling policy across the UK. It also includes information on common barriers to recycling and local authority approaches to overcoming these barriers. A section on the possible impact of Brexit is also included.
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0190
There will be an Opposition Day debate on HMRC's contract with Concentrix to review and correct tax credit claims on Wednesday 26 October 2016. This House of Commons Library briefing provides a background summary and also press and parliamentary coverage.
The value of student maintenance support
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN00916
How have student maintenance support levels changed over time? How has the balance between grants and loans changed? What will the Chancellor's Budget announcement on the ending of grants mean to this and to potential students?
Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016-17
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7736
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the Homelessness Reduction Bill which is scheduled to receive its Second Reading on 28 October 2016. The Bill was introduced by Bob Blackman MP and is aimed at refocusing local authority efforts on the prevention of homelessness. The Bill has attracted Government support.
Performance of the Disclosure and Barring Service
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0189
A Westminster Hall debate on the subject of the performance of the Disclosure and Barring Service has been scheduled for 1430hrs on Wednesday 26 October 2016.
The member in charge of this debate is Helen Hayes MP.
The proceedings of this debate may be watched via parliamentlive.tv
Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02817
Business and Consumer Confidence: Information on business and consumer confidence surveys, which is generally released ahead of official statistical data and can indicate changes to the economic outlook as well as turning points in the economic cycle.
Flood risk management and funding
Published Monday, October 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7514
This is a House of Commons Library Briefing Paper providing an overview of national flood defence spending; how flood defence funding works; and who manages flood risk in England.