Labour market statistics: UK regions and countries
Published Monday, April 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7950
This paper gives an overview of labour market statistics across the UK’s regions and countries. The spreadsheet published alongside this paper includes a ‘profile tool’ where you can select a region and see all data for that region presented in tables and charts.
Finance (No.2) Bill, 2nd Reading
Published Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0114
Following the 2017 Budget on 8 March 2017, the Government published the Finance (No.2) Bill 2016/17 on 20 March 2017. The Bill received a Second Reading in the House of Commons chamber on 18 April 2017. The sponsoring Member was Jane Ellison. Due to the timing of the Dissolution of the House, prior to the General Election, the remaining stages of the Bill are to be taken on 25 April.
Tax avoidance: recent developments
Published Saturday, April 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7948
In recent years concerns as to the scale of mass marketed tax avoidance schemes have led to three major initiatives to undermine this market, and encourage a sea change in attitudes, both in the accountancy industry and its customers: the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes regime (DOTAS); the General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR); and the system of follower notices & accelerated payments. Following these initiatives the Government has continued to introduce provisions to tackle both tax avoidance and tax evasion, including measures in the Spring Budget 2017. This note provides an introduction to the issue of tax avoidance, looking in detail at the development of follower notices and accelerated payments, before discussing the current Government’s approach.
Adult further education funding in England since 2010
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7708
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides a summary of how funding for adult further education (including apprenticeships) in England has changed since 2010.
School Funding in the North East of England
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0121
This House of Commons debate pack briefing provides information and material in anticipation of the debate, entitled “School Funding in the North East of England” and sponsored by Mrs Sharon Hodgson, which will take place on Wednesday 26th April at 9.30am in Westminster Hall.
Whirlpool and the product safety system
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0123
There will be a Westminster Hall debate on Whirlpool and the product safety system on Tuesday 26 April at 2.30pm. Andy Slaughter MP called this debate.
The UK response to the Syrian refugee crisis
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06805
This Commons Library briefing looks at the Government's work to resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK by 2020, under its Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme. It has also committed itself to resettling up to 3,000 vulnerable children currently in the Middle East and North Africa, and 350 unaccompanied children already in Europe (including Syrian nationals).
Technical and Further Education Bill: Lords Stages and Ping Pong
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7941
This House of Commons briefing paper provides information on the House of Lords scrutiny of the Technical and Further Education Bill 2016-17 and details how the Bill was amended in the House of Lords. The paper has been updated to include the consideration of Lords amendments by the Commons on 19 April 2017 (Ping Pong).
NHS Winter Pressures: 2016/17 summary
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07057
Summary of NHS winter pressures facing acute hospital trusts in England in 2016/17. Includes data on pressure levels, bed occupancy, accident and emergency diverts, NHS 111, and bed days lost to Norovirus closures.
Alcohol: mandatory licensing conditions
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05351
This Library Briefing Paper describes the mandatory licensing conditions that apply to the sale and supply of alcohol.
Motor car insurance
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06061
This note outlines some of the factors influencing the cost of motor insurance premiums and what government and the industry have done to try and reduce costs.
'Purdah' before elections and referendums
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05262
Specific restrictions on the use of public resources are in place during the 'purdah' period before elections and referendums. The Cabinet Office issues guidance for civil servants on their conduct during this period.