Water Framework Directive: achieving good status of water bodies
Published 31 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7246
The Water Framework Directive requires the UK to achieve 'good' status of all water bodies by 2015, but in 2012 only 36% of water bodies in the UK met this standard. This note examines the requirements of the Directive; sets out some facts and figures for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and explains what happens if the requirements are not met.
Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Published 31 July 2015 | 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.
EU budget 2014 - 2020
Published 31 July 2015 | Commons Briefing papers SN06455
This note considers the EU budget and how it is financed. It includes the UK's contributions and receipts to and from the EU budget and discusses the UK's rebate.
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