Brexit Preparations and Negotiations
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0085
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 23 July 2018 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Callanan, Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union, “that this House takes note of the preparations and negotiations connected with the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union”.
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
Brexit and state pensions
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7894
This Commons Library briefing looks at EU law providing for the co-ordination of State Pension entitlement and the possible impact of Brexit
Troops in Afghanistan: July 2018 update
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8292
Approximately 650 UK armed forces personnel are deployed in Afghanistan in support of NATO's Resolute Support mission. This will rise to 1,100 by early 2019.
Perinatal mental illness
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0178
This House of Commons Library Debate Pack briefing has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled “Perinatal mental illness”. This will be led by Dr Paul Williams MP and Andrew Selous MP, and it will take place in Westminster Hall on Thursday 19th July at 1.30pm.
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN04161
Neighbourhood Watch was first introduced into Britain in 1982. It works by developing close liaison between households in a neighbourhood and the local police. The schemes are known as either Neighbourhood Watch or Home Watch.
Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8369
The House will debate the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy Programme Team’s Delivery Report on 19 July. This briefing note reviews the report and the background to it.
The Troubled Families programme (England)
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7585
This House of Commons Library briefing looks at the design, policy debate, outcomes and results of the Troubled Families programme in England, a targeted family intervention programme run by local authorities.
Brexit reading list: general coverage
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7958
This paper provides links to a selection of analysis and comment on general ‘Brexit’ coverage.
Small Modular Nuclear Reactors
Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0580
There is growing UK and international interest in using ‘small modular nuclear reactors’ (SMRs) to generate electricity, and the UK Government announced a number of measures to support SMR development in the 2018 Nuclear Sector Deal. Stakeholders suggest that, compared with conventional nuclear reactors, SMRs could offer cost savings to operators and consumers, more flexible energy production and a greater choice of potential sites. This note examines key aspects of SMR technology, their economics and regulation.
Tobacco Control Plan
Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0185
This pack has been produced ahead of the General Debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 19 July 2018 on the Tobacco Control Plan.
Youth unemployment statistics
Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05871
This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries.
People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, June 2018
Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8366
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 UK employment rate was at a record high of 75.7% in March-May 2018, the inactivity rate was at a joint record low of 21.0% and the unemployment rate was at its joint lowest level since 1975 at 4.2%. Average weekly pay grew slightly faster than prices, both including and excluding bonuses.