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.
Higher education funding in England
Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7973
Higher education underwent fundamental changes to how it was financed in England 2012 and there have been ongoing, albeit smaller, changes since then. How has this affected the balance between the broad sources of funding -the taxpayer and graduate and how has the total funding from al sources for universities changed?
Housing First: tackling homelessness for those with complex needs
Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8368
Housing First (HF) is an alternative homelessness intervention strategy, aimed at people with complex needs, particularly rough sleepers. This House of Commons Library paper describes the principles behind Housing First and outlines some of the evidence behind it. The paper also sets out how Housing First has developed in the UK, and what support that it has been offered by the governments of the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Monday, July 16, 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
Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, July 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.
Published Monday, July 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01747
Under current legislation, a person must be 18 or over to vote in elections to the UK Parliament. This Note gives details of calls for a change in the law to reduce the voting age to 16 in recent years.
Homelessness among refugees
Published Monday, July 16, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0181
On 17 July 2018, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on Homelessness among refugees, sponsored by Kate Green MP. It is a two hour debate starting at 2:30pm.
Leasehold and commonhold reform
Published Friday, July 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8047
This Commons Library briefing paper considers recent trends in leasehold ownership and ongoing problems associated with the sector. The Government set out some proposals for reform on 21 December 2017. The Law Commission is now working towards the development of additional proposals for publication before the summer recess 2018.
Brexit: Customs and Regulatory Arrangements
Published Friday, July 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8309
This paper considers the proposals the UK Government has made to satisfy the simultaneous objectives to leave the EU Customs Union, but have a cooperative ‘customs arrangement’ following Brexit; and to leave the Single Market, but maintain trade that is
‘as frictionless as possible’ following Brexit. These proposals have to navigate the EU’s ‘red lines’, primarily the ones that preclude sectoral agreements (or ‘cherry-picking’), and that guarantee an invisible land border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
UK Defence Expenditure
Published Friday, July 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8175
This paper summarises UK defence expenditure (historic, current, and planned), international comparisons of defence expenditure of NATO Allies, and the financial cost of UK military operations.
Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, July 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02787
Components of GDP: data on the components that make up GDP, including household consumption, government spending, investment, trade and output by sector.
Russia and the Council of Europe
Published Friday, July 13, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0179
A Westminster Hall debate on ‘Russia and the Council of Europe’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 9.30am to 11.00am. The debate has been initiated by John Howell MP.