Autism – overview of UK policy and services
Published Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7172
This briefing provides an overview of policies and services for people with autism, primarily in England.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7912
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
Topics: Animal welfare, Armed forces, Asylum, Aviation, Climate change, Common Agricultural Policy, Consumers, Courts, Data protection, Defence equipment and procurement, Devolution, Economic policy, Employment, Energy, Environmental protection, EU budget, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Financial services, Fisheries, Food, Forestry, Health services, Higher education, Human rights, Immigration, Industry, Information technology, International development, International economic relations, International law, International politics and government, International trade, Legislative process, Medicine, Overseas territories, Parliament, Pensions, Railways, Regulation, Research and innovation, Roads, Science, Shipping, Water
People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, February 2018
Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8262
This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole. There was a large increase in employment in November 2017-January 2018 compared to the previous quarter, although unemployment also increased. Average weekly pay continued to increase more slowly than prices.
Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016
Published Monday, March 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0072
This House of Commons Library briefing page has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled "Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016", which will be led by Dr Philippa Whitford MP. It will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 9.30am.
Published Friday, March 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06553
This note discusses zero-hours contracts; a type of contract used by employers whereby workers agree to be potentially available for work although have no guaranteed hours.
The gender pay gap
Published Monday, March 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN07068
This briefing paper provides statistics on the size of the gender pay gap in the UK, looks at some of the reasons why the gender pay gap arises and discusses the duty on large employers to report on the size of the gender pay gap in their workforce.
National Minimum Wage - sleep in care
Published Friday, March 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8243
This briefing summarises recent developments relating to payment of the national minimum wage for sleep-in care duties
Women and the economy
Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06838
This briefing paper looks at women’s participation in the UK labour market and in business.
Employment by Country of Birth and Nationality
Published Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN07056
This Commons Library briefing paper analyses data on employment in the UK by country of birth and nationality. The briefing compares data from 1997 to 2017 and explains how figures for employment by nationality can differ to those for employment by country of birth.
Productivity: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02791
Latest statistics showing changes in UK productivity and comparisons of UK productivity with other G7 countries.
Workers underpaid the minimum wage
Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8235
The minimum wage is one of the fundamental employment rights in the UK. But the minimum wage doesn’t enforce itself. This briefing looks at what is known about workers paid less than the minimum wage.
People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, January 2018
Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8233
This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
The role of disabled people in economic growth
Published Monday, February 19, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0038
A Commons Chamber debate on a motion on the role of disabled people in economic growth is scheduled for Thursday 22 February 2018 . The Member leading the debate is Lisa Cameron MP.
Criminal Records Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0021
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Criminal Records Bill [HL] on 23 February 2018.
Labour market statistics: UK regions and countries
Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 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.
Suicide Prevention: Policy and Strategy
Published Monday, February 5, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8221
This House of Commons Library briefing paper examines suicide prevention policies and strategies throughout the UK. It outlines national and local approaches to prevention policy in England, as well as Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It does so by considering the strategies of the UK Government, as well as the devolved administrations, through the lens of various policy perspectives.
Topics: Armed forces, Benefits policy, Civil law, Criminal law, Employment, Employment schemes, Further education, Health services, Higher education, Local government, Media, Prisons, Railways, Schools, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits, Students, Working age benefits
National Minimum Wage Statistics
Published Friday, February 2, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7735
This briefing looks at trends in the value of the UK National Minimum Wage, the number of jobs paid at the National Minimum Wage and how the National Minimum Wage compares internationally.