Badgers: Culls in England
Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06837
The UK Government is committed to eradicating bovine TB and takes the view that badger culling in areas with high incidence of TB in cattle in England is an effective part of this strategy. Controlled shooting of badgers was trialed in Gloucestershire and Somerset in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, a badger cull continued in these two areas and was extended to a third area in Dorset. The Government has announced that badger control will take place over a wider number of areas in England in 2016. However, badger culling as a means of controlling TB in cattle remains a contentious policy.
Regional and local economic growth statistics
Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN05795
Statistics on the size of regional/country and local economies, recent economic growth in these areas, their contribution to total UK economic output, and comparisons of their living standards.
The new State Pension - background
Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06525
Looks at the development of the new State Pension introduced on 6 April 2016
The new State Pension - transitional issues
Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7414
Looks at how the new State Pension introduced for future pensioners on 6 April 2016 affects individuals, focusing in particular on transitional arrangements and who are the gainers and losers
Food Waste: key facts, policy and trends in the UK
Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7552
A House of Commons Library Briefing including some key food waste facts and trends; an explanation of the impacts of food waste; food waste policy and legislation; information on the UK voluntary initiatives in place to tackle food waste; and a summary of proposals for change.
Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7682
Theresa May's Government has adopted a new approach to support for industry. This briefing paper brings together what information has been published describing the new strategy.
Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, August 26, 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.
Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02786
Service industries: Data incorporating the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.
Brexit: impact across policy areas
Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7213
This paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers what impact Brexit might have. This will depend, among other things, on the Brexit negotiations, whether the UK stays in the European Economic Area and how the Government fills any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
Topics: Administration of justice, Agriculture, Arts, Aviation, Business support, Civil law, Climate change, Common Agricultural Policy, Companies, Competition, Consumers, Criminal law, Defence equipment and procurement, Defence policy, Economic and monetary union, Economic policy, Economic situation, Employment, Energy, Environmental protection, EU budget, EU defence policy, EU enlargement, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, EU political integration, Europe, Financial institutions, Financial services, Fisheries, Health services, Health staff and professions, Higher education, Housing benefits, Human rights, Immigration, Industrial health and safety, Industrial relations, Industry, International development, International economic relations, International law, International organisations, International trade, Media, Medicine, Military operations, Nationality, Patient rights and complaints, Pensions, Pollution, Railways, Regulation, Research and innovation, Shipping, Sports and Olympic Games, Standards, Students, Taxation, Terrorism, Waste management, Water
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
Local government reform
Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0154
Local government reform - debate pack prepared by the Commons Library
Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, August 26, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02787
Components of GDP: data on the components that make up GDP, including household consumption, government spending, investment, trade and output by sector.
Support for Small Firms
Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7690
This Paper is a guide to current government schemes designed to improve access to funding and other advice and support to the small firms sector.
Common Financial Services Questions
Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7262
This Paper looks at a broad range of financial service and financial institution's issues.
Parliamentary Private Secretaries
Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN04942
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out the role of Parliamentary Private Secretaries, including their functions and the limitations placed on them.
The Occupied Palestinian Territories: recent developments
Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7689
Security conditions have been worsening in the West Bank and Gaza in recent months, while the two-state solution seems to be going nowhere. The Palestinian leadership's attempts to gain state recognition have had some success, but have not improved the situation on the ground, as politics in both Israel and the Occupied Territories seem to become less conducive to a negotiated settlement.
Scotland: Public spending and revenue
Published Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06625
Public spending and taxation in Scotland was a hotly debated issue in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum, and has remained so since. A range of statistics exist on the subject: this note summarises what these say and how they are measured.