This page provides access to research briefings produced by the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). You can filter the research briefings by date, type, or one of 350 topics. Pick your options from the dropdown menus.
Transport Spending by Region
Published Friday, February 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8130
Tables-based paper, outlining levels of public spending on transport by region and nation of the UK
The future of basketball in the UK
Published Friday, February 16, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0034
A Westminster Hall debate on The future of basketball in the UK is scheduled for Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Alex Sobel MP, a member of the Backbench Business Committee. The debate was appointed on the recommendation of the Backbench Business Committee.
The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2017-19
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8232
On 20 February the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill will be debated in the House of Commons for the first time. The Bill has proved more contentious than expected.
Product safety and recall
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8211
This Commons briefing paper provides an overview of the current product safety regime in the UK.
Northern Ireland since May 2016: developments
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8231
Overview of political developments in Northern Ireland since the Assembly election of May 2016, providing a background to the collapse of talks on re-forming a Northern Ireland Executive in February 2018.
Pension integration (or 'clawback')
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01121
Looks at rules under which some occupational pensions have historically been adjusted to take account of the State Pension introduced in the late 1940s
Child poverty in London
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0040
A Westminster Hall debate on Child Poverty in London is scheduled for Thursday 22 February at 3.00pm. The Member leading the debate is Siobhain McDonagh MP.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Wednesday, February 14, 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
Money laundering law
Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02592
This note charts successive phases of UK money laundering regulations and considers their benefits and burdens..
The care home market (England) - withdrawn
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7463
Please note that this briefing paper has been withdrawn, and replaced by CBP8003, Social care: care home market – structure, issues, and cross-subsidisation (England).
Social care: care home market – structure, issues, and cross-subsidisation (England)
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8003
This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers the current structure of the care home market in England, as well as issues facing the sector and how private clients (“self-funders”) tend to pay more than local authority funded residents (known as “cross-subsidisation”). A link to the full report in pdf format can be found at the bottom of this page.
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01189
Covers the arrangements made for mineworkers' pensions following privatisation of British Coal in 1994.