Commons Library analysis: Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill [Bill 22]
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7932
The Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill 2016-17 - a Private Members' Bill introduced to Parliament by Ian Liddell-Grainger MP on 29 June 2016 [Bill 22] - has its Commons report stage and third reading on Friday 24 March 2017.
Compensation for Equitable Life policyholders
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0097
Equitable Life Compensation; A further debate calling for compensation for some Equitable Life policyholders.
NHS Winter Pressures 2016/17 - Weekly Update
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07057
Weekly update on NHS winter pressures facing acute hospital trusts in England. Includes data for accident and emergency diverts, bed days lost to Norovirus closures, trusts facing operational pressures, and bed occupancy.
Spring Budget 2017: A summary
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7919
A summary of Spring Budget 2017 and the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts for the economy and public finances. This briefing now includes detailed discussion of changes to National Insurance contributions for the self-employed and the tax-free allowance for dividend income.
Topics: Community care, Companies, Economic policy, Economic situation, Employment, Further education, Health finance, Health services, Incomes and poverty, National insurance, Older people, Pay, Public expenditure, Schools, Taxation
Law of Property Act receivers
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7931
This Commons briefing paper provides a generalised overview of Law of Property Act receivers. In particular, it looks at how LPA receivers are appointed; their powers; and their role.
House of Lords: Largest Votes Recorded
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Lords In Focus LIF-2017-0023
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information about the largest votes that have taken place in the House of Lords.
The UK's contribution to the EU budget
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7886
This note considers how much the UK contributes to the EU budget and how much it receives back. Potential payments to the EU on or after Brexit are also discussed.
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7929
This Commons Library briefing paper considers the Government's proposals to reform probate fees by using a statutory power to charge fees set above cost recovery levels
NATO Alliance: Recent Developments
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Lords In Focus LIF-2017-0024
This House of Lords Library briefing outlines recent NATO policy, including the increase in the deployment of forces in Eastern Europe since 2014. It also summarises recent comment on NATO preparedness in the face of external threats and the risk of fragmentation within the alliance.
Cost of car insurance for young people
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0088
There will be a debate on the cost of car insurance for young people. This will take place in Westminster Hall on Monday 20th March and is sponsored by Steve Double.
Commons Library Analysis: The Prisons and Courts Bill
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7907
The Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17 has its second reading on 20 March 2017. This Briefing Paper provides relevant information and analysis, including commentary from other organisations.
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
Youth unemployment statistics
Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05871
554,000 young people aged 16-24 were unemployed in November 2016-January 2017, down 33,000 from the previous quarter and down 78,000 compared to a year ago.
People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, February 2017
Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7925
This paper was formerly called "Unemployment by Constituency". It contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0090
This Debate Pack has been prepared ahead of the debate on 'Energy prices', to be held on Thursday 16 March 2017. The subject for the debate has been chosen by the Backbench Business Committee, following a representation by Caroline Flint and John Penrose
The Current Energy Market Reforms in Great Britain
Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7759
This briefing paper covers the current energy market reforms in Great Britain. Increasing energy costs and the position of the ‘big six’ suppliers has meant that competition in the energy market has been high on the political agenda in recent years. A major review of the marketplace concluded in 2016 with a report from the Competition and Markets Authority. Recommendations from this report are now being implemented whilst the Government has indicated further reforms are being considered.
The energy market in Northern Ireland is separate and is not included here. The focus of the paper is on major reforms and events; it does not provide full coverage of the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’)’s Energy Market Investigation. Members and their staff can get in touch with the Library if they require further briefing on this.