Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Friday, June 22, 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
Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) increases
Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN04956
Between 1978 and 1997, contracted-out defined benefit pension schemes were required to provide a Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP). This note looks at the arrangements for index-linking GMP rights for people reaching State Pension age before and after 6 April 2016 and for members of public service pension schemes
Cold Weather Payments for winter 2017-2018
Published Monday, April 30, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8254
This Library Briefing Paper provides information on the Cold Weather Payments Scheme for winter 2017-18.
Pensions: civil partnerships and same sex marriages
Published Friday, April 27, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN03035
This note looks at the way in which forming a civil partnership affects rights to state, occupational and personal pensions and at the relevant provisions in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
Public sector pension overpayments
Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN04919
Looks at overpayments to members of public service pensions due to incorrect calculation of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMPs) in 2008 and again in 2018
Financial Guidance and Claims Bill 2017-19
Published Monday, April 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8033
This paper outlines the provisions of the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill 2017-19 and the debates on it in Parliament
Universities Superannuation Scheme
Published Monday, April 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8156
Looks at the consultation on the 2017 valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and the proposed reforms
State Pensions 2018: FAQs for MPs
Published Friday, April 6, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7981
This briefing paper looks at some of the FAQs constituents raise with their MPs about pensions.
Pensions: Automatic enrolment - 2010 onwards
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06417
The Workplace pension reforms started to be introduced from 2012. Under the reforms, employers are required to automatically enrol workers into a qualifying pension scheme and, unless the worker opts out, make minimum contributions. This briefing paper looks at progress to date and the debate on the way forward, including the 2017 review
Master Trust regulation
Published Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7758
Looks at provisions to regulate Master Trusts (a kind of pension scheme used by many employers for auto-enrolment) to be introduced under the Pension Schemes Act 2017.
Brexit: the draft withdrawal agreement
Published Monday, March 26, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8269
The Commission published a draft legal text of the withdrawal agreement in February 2018 and an updated draft on 15 March. On 19 March a third text was published which showed where there is full agreement between the EU and the UK, where there is agreement in principle and where there is no agreement. This paper looks at the recent draft, making reference to earlier drafts where relevant.
Topics: Administration of justice, Benefits administration, Benefits policy, Central government, Civil law, Criminal law, Economic policy, Equality, EU budget, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Europe, Family benefits, Fisheries, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Health services, Human rights, Immigration, Intellectual property, International economic relations, International law, International organisations, International politics and government, International trade, Legislative process, Parliament, Pensions, Regulation
The collapse of Carillion
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8206
Carillion entered compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018. This briefing looks at the causes and consequences of Carillion's collapse.
Frozen Overseas Pensions
Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01457
Looks at why the UK state pension is not uprated in some overseas countries, the debates on this policy and the recent legal challenge.
Published Monday, March 5, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01189
Covers the arrangements made for mineworkers' pensions following privatisation of British Coal in 1994.
Local Government Pension Scheme investments
Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7309
Looks at the recent debate on Government changes to regulations and guidance for Local Government Pension Scheme investments: including proposals to increase pooling of investments to reduce costs; and guidance that investment policies should not “be used to give effect to municipal foreign or munitions policies that run contrary to Government policy."
Pension integration (or 'clawback')
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01121
Looks at rules under which some occupational pensions have historically been adjusted to take account of the State Pension introduced in the late 1940s