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.
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.
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, October 21, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
Unemployment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, October 21, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02797
Unemployment - national: data on International Labour Organisation unemployment, the headline measure of unemployment in the UK.
By-election results since the 2015 General Election
Published Friday, October 21, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7417
This Commons Library Briefing Paper sets out results of the by-elections held since the 2015 election. Currently there have been six by-elections, the latest ones were in Batley & Spen and Witney which were held on 20 October 2016.
Full details are presented in the associated PDF but an overview of the recent by-election results are shown below.
Effect on exports from the North East of the UK leaving the EU
Published Friday, October 21, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0187
This debate pack has been prepared ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on the effect on exports from the North East of the UK leaving the EU, which will take place on Tuesday 25 October at 4.30pm.
Government Plans to Promote Social Mobility
Published Friday, October 21, 2016 | Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0054
Ahead of the debate on 27 October 2016 on the Government’s plans to promote social mobility, this Library briefing provides an overview of recent Government announcements in this area and concludes with a discussion of different views on social mobility.
Productivity in the UK
Published Friday, October 21, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06492
The briefing provides latest statistics on UK productivity including breakdowns by sector and region/country of the UK. It also explains why productivity is important to growth, the public finances and living standards, analyses whether the stagnation in productivity is temporary or permanent, looks at the impact of Brexit on productivity growth and outlines Government policy. International comparisons are also included.