Reducing health inequality
Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0225
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 24 November 2016 on the motion:
‘That this House calls on the Government to introduce and support effective policy measures to reduce health inequality’
The subject for this debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee. The debate will be opened by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP.
School funding: Pupil Premium
Published Monday, November 21, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06700
The introduction and development of the Pupil Premium policy since its introduction in 2011
Impact of the Shortage of Housing on Young People
Published Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0056
This House of Lords Library briefing presents an overview of housing in the UK, including statistics on housing supply and demand. It considers some of the causes of the housing shortage and explores recent reports that have sought to identify the impact of the housing market on young people. It concludes with a brief summary of government policy in this area.
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.
Cross Departmental Strategy on Social Justice
Published Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0165
This debate pack has been prepared ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on a cross departmental strategy on social justice, initiated by Fiona Bruce. The debate will take place on 14 September at 2:30pm.
Sources of Statistics: Constituency Statistics
Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN04191
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on constituency level statistics.
Topics: Benefits administration, Census, Charities, Election results : UK, Elections, Fuel poverty, Health services, Housing, Immigration, Incomes and poverty, Population, Schools, Social rented housing
Sources of Statistics: Energy
Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN03841
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on energy in the UK.
Causes of Poverty in the United Kingdom
Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 | Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0036
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared ahead of a debate that is scheduled to take place in the House on 14 July 2016 on the following motion: “[...] that this House takes note of the case for tackling the causes of poverty in the United Kingdom”.
Energy Policy Overview
Published Friday, June 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7582
This note provides an overview of the current Government's energy policy.
The Warm Home Discount Scheme
Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN05956
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the Warm Home Discount scheme (WHD). The scheme started on 1 April 2011 and was originally programmed to end on 31 March 2015. Since then it has been extended twice first until 2015/16 and most recently until 2020/21.
Winter Fuel Payments update
Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06019
The Winter Fuel Payment is a tax-free annual payment to help older people meet the cost of their winter fuel bills. The “standard” rates are £200 per eligible household where the oldest person is under 80, and £300 for households containing a person aged 80 or over.
Women around the world: International Women's Day 2016
Published Monday, February 22, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7512
This briefing gives an introduction to International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March. It examines a variety of indicators for women’s equality both in the UK and internationally.
Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16: Lords amendments
Published Thursday, February 18, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7508
The Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015-16 had its Third Reading in the House of Lords on 9 February, and the Commons is due to consider Lords amendments on 23 February.
Published Thursday, February 18, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN05115
This briefing paper provides an overview of how fuel poverty is defined and measured and current policy initiatives designed to counter it.
Help with energy bills
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06163
This Commons Library Briefing paper sets out sources of financial and practical help for constituents with domestic energy bills. It links to sources for more information. It also outlines policy developments in this area.
Debate Pack: Fuel Poverty
Published Monday, February 1, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0029
This Debate Pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on Fuel Poverty to be held on Wednesday 3 February 2016 at 09:30 in Westminster Hall. The Member in charge of the debate is Derek Thomas MP
Measuring Performance for the Carbon Budgets
Published Thursday, January 14, 2016 | POSTbriefs POST-PB-0017
Part 6 of the Energy Bill 2015-16 proposes an amendment to the Climate Change Act to adjust the performance measure used in the UK’s statutory carbon budgets. The new measure would include UK territorial emissions only. With this change, credits or debits from the EU Emissions Trading System would not contribute towards the UK’s performance against its carbon budgets from 2028 onwards.
This POSTbrief introduces the carbon budgets, explains the proposed change and outlines the implications of the proposed change.
Competition in energy markets in Great Britain
Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7243
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the history of political and regulatory intervention designed to increase the competiveness of domestic energy markets in Great Britain. The Paper sets out the timetable for the Energy Market Investigation and summarises the provisional findings that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published. The paper also summarises the main actions that Ofgem has undertaken in the past to tackle the level and complexity of tariffs.