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    • Commons Briefing papers: Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
    • Lords Library Notes: Authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
    • POSTbriefs: Responsive policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on mini-literature reviews and peer review, typically commissioned by select committees and library research services.
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Brexit: who has said what about transition?
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8238
Phase two of the Brexit negotiations has started. The EU and UK negotiators have expressed their views on the scope of and conditions for a transition or implementation period, in which the UK will not be a Member State but will continue to apply EU law.
Migration Statistics
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06077
This Commons Library briefing paper is a guide to understanding UK migration statistics. It explains the concepts and methods used in measuring migration and setting out a range of data on migration in the UK and in European Union countries.
Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05207
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.
Social care: Announcements delaying the introduction of funding reforms (including the cap) (England)
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7265
This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at the Government’s announcements that postponed the introduction of funding reforms regarding how individuals pay for social care, including a more generous means-test and a cap on lifetime social care costs. A link to the full report in pdf format can be found at the bottom of this page.
Estimates - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government relating to homelessness
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0053
There will be a debate on the spending of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government estimates on homelessness in the Chamber on Tuesday 27 February 2018
Overseas Electors Bill 2017-19
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8223
The Overseas Electors Bill 2017-19 is a Private Member’s Bill to extend the basis on which British citizens outside the UK qualify to participate in Parliamentary elections. It will remove the '15-year rule' which prevents British citizens living overseas from registering to vote if they have lived abroad for more than 15 years.

Topic: Elections

Future UK fisheries policy
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0052
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 27 February from 2.30-4pm on UK future fisheries policy. The debate will be opened by Scott Mann MP.

Topic: Fisheries

Inflation: International: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02794
Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.
Brexit: Council Directives for Negotiations on Transition
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8234
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the January 2018 negotiating directives drawn up by the Council of Ministers, in light of the guidelines established by the European Council in December 2017. Their content sheds light on any ‘red lines’ the EU might have in place for Phase 2 of the negotiations with the UK regarding withdrawal from the European Union.
Estimates - Spending of the Department of Transport
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0050
The new-style Estimates day debates provides the House with an opportunity to explore and scrutinise in more detail the DfT’s spending plans and priorities.
Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 23, 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.
GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02784
GDP International Comparisons: data and forecasts for the UK and the world's largest economies.
Geographical pattern of UK trade
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7593
This note looks at the UK's trade with its main trading partners.
Statistics on UK-EU trade
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7851
This note provides some basic statistics on the UK's trade with the EU.
Anti-corruption strategy and the illegal wildlife trade
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0048
Debate Pack for the debate on 'Anti-corruption strategy and the illegal wildlife trade'
Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02786
Service industries: Data for the sector that incorporates the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.
Local Government Pension Scheme investments
Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7309
Looks at the recent debate on Government changes to regulations and guidance for Local Government Pension Scheme investments: including proposals to increase pooling of investments to reduce costs; and guidance that investment policies should not “be used to give effect to municipal foreign or munitions policies that run contrary to Government policy."

Topic: Pensions

Press regulation after Leveson - unfinished business?
Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7576
This Library Briefing Paper looks at press regulation after the Leveson report.

Topics: Media, Press

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy
Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0049
There will be a debate on a motion relating to the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy in the Chamber on Wednesday 28 February 2018

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