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    • Commons Briefing papers: Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
    • Lords Library Notes: Authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
    • POSTbriefs: Responsive policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on mini-literature reviews and peer review, typically commissioned by select committees and library research services.
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Housing Market: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02820
Housing market: Data on house prices, mortgage approvals and house-building.
The roll-out of Universal Credit
Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0093
There will be a debate in Westminster Hall on the roll-out of Universal Credit on 22 March 2017 at 2:30. The debate will be led by Catherine McKinnell MP.
Government borrowing, debt and debt interest: statistics
Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05745
This is a purely statistical note on public sector borrowing (the budget deficit), public sector debt and government debt interest payments.
Public Finances: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02812
Latest data on government net borrowing and net debt.
Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.
School funding in England. Current system and proposals for 'fairer school funding'
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06702
This Commons Library research briefing provides information about the planned introduction of a national funding formula for schools in England, due to be implemented from 2018-19. Department for Education consultations on funding reform close on 22 March 2017.

Topic: Schools

Stoke on Trent City of Culture 2021
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0094
A Westminster Hall debate entitled Stoke on Trent City of Culture 2021 will be held at 4.30pm on Tuesday 21 March 2017. The Member in charge of this debate is Ruth Smeeth MP.
The Occupied Palestinian Territories: recent developments
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7689
This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at recent developments in The Occupied Palestinian Territories (March 2017).
Regulatory role of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Law of Property Act receiverships
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0095
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 22 March 2017 from 4.30-5.30pm on the role of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Law of Property Act receiverships. The debate will be opened by Jo Stevens MP.

Topic: Mortgages

Fuel Poverty
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0098
A General Debate on 'Fuel Poverty' will be held in the House of Commons Chamber on Tuesday 21 March 2017. The subject for the debate has been chosen by the Government.
Higher education finance statistics
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05440
How has the balance and make-up of university income and expenditure changed over time, particularly since 2012?
The budget deficit: a short guide
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06167
This note aims to answer some FAQs related to the budget deficit.
Occupational pensions: survivors benefits for cohabitants
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06348
Looks at the development of survivors' pensions for opposite sex cohabiting couples, particularly in public service pension schemes and the recent decision of the Supreme Court on the application for judicial review by Denise Brewster

Topic: Pensions

Homelessness Reduction Bill 2016-17: Progress in the Commons and Lords
Published Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7854
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the Homelessness Reduction Bill's progress to date. The main thrust of the Bill is to refocus English local authorities on efforts to prevent homelessness. The Bill has completed its progress through the House of Commons. The debate on Second Reading in the House of Lords took place on 24 February 2017. No amendments were tabled following its commitment to a Committee of the whole House and the Third Reading debate in the Lords is scheduled for 23 March 2017.
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0092
A Westminster Hall debate on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will be held at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21 March 2017. The Member in charge of this debate is Dawn Butler MP.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02783
UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.
Commons Library analysis: Controversy around the EU's re-approval of the pesticide glyphosate
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7928
Controversy surrounds the pesticide glyphosate, whose effects on human health are disputed. This briefing from the House of Commons Library looks at the recent history of the EU authorisation for glyphosate.
Unemployment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02797
Unemployment - national: data on International Labour Organisation unemployment, the headline measure of unemployment in the UK.

Topic: Unemployment

Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02802
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England’s and international, quantitative easing policy.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) pensions
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7926
Looks at current proposals to reform NDA pensions

Topic: Pensions

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