Brexit: the November negotiations
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8159
Was progress made in the sixth round of Brexit negotiations? This paper looks at what happened in the latest round of talks in each of the priority areas and at other developments linked to Brexit in the UK and the EU.
Topics: Benefits policy, Central government, EU budget, EU law and treaties, Europe, European Council, European Parliament, Immigration, International economic relations, International law, International politics and government, Medicine, Parliament
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Devolution
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8154
Read about the parts of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill concerning devolution, ahead of the House of Commons consideration of them in committee.
Employment tribunal fees
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07081
Employment tribunal fees were introduced in July 2013, and declared unlawful by the Supreme Court in July 2017.
VAT on tourism
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06812
This note gives a short introduction to the way VAT works, and the significance of EU VAT law for setting VAT rates, before discussing the campaign for a lower VAT rate on tourist services.
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8157
Theresa May had some sharp words for Russia in her speech to the Lord Mayor's Banquet in November 2017
Introducing a voluntary Right to Buy for housing association tenants in England
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7224
This House of Commons Library briefing explains proposals to extend the Right to Buy to assured tenants of housing associations on a voluntary basis. No implementation date for full roll-out has been announced. A large regional pilot scheme will begin in the Midlands in 2018 which will last for one year.
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
Devolution to local government in England
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07029
This Commons Library briefing paper summarises the main developments regarding the process of devolution of powers to local government within England since 2014. It covers the devolution deals agreed between the Government and local areas up to July 2016, including the powers to be devolved, the procedures required for devolution to take place, and reactions to the policy from the local government and policy-making worlds.
Published Friday, November 24, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0238
This Debate Pack has been prepared for the debate on the 'Rohingya crisis', to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 28 November 2017, from 2:30-4:00pm, initiated by Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP.
Animal Sentience and Brexit
Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8155
This is brief provides an overview of the debate over the recognition of animal sentience in UK law after Brexit
Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN00963
All businesses must register for VAT if their turnover of taxable goods and/or services is above a given threshold. This note discusses how the registration threshold has been set in recent years and the debate there has been about whether the threshold is too high or too low.
Autumn Budget & Finance (No.2) Bill 2017
Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0244
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented the Government's first Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017. The Government has stated that it will publish the Finance Bill, to implement the tax measures contained in the Budget, on Friday 1 December, and the Bill's Second Reading is scheduled to be on Monday 11 December.