Leasehold retirement homes: exit/event fees
Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05994
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains action taken by the Office of Fair Trading and the Law Commission to investigate the fees charged by managing agents or freeholders when a leasehold owner of a retirement flat wants to sell or rent out their home. These fees are often referred to as 'exit' or 'event' fees.
Scotland: Public spending and revenue
Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06625
Public spending and taxation in Scotland was a hotly debated issue in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum, and has remained so since. A range of statistics exist on the subject: here we look at what these say and how they are measured.
Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02817
Business and Consumer Confidence: Information on business and consumer confidence surveys, which is generally released ahead of official statistical data and can indicate changes to the economic outlook as well as turning points in the economic cycle.
General Election 2017: full results and analysis
Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7979
This briefing paper contains detailed results and analysis of the 2017 General Election, held on 8th June. It provides election results by party & constituency, as well as analysis of voter trends, MP characteristics, and more.
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Friday, September 22, 2017 | 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
Speed limits in England
Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN00468
This paper sets out the legislation and guidance on speed limits and how highways authorities can vary limits in their areas. It also explains policy towards 20 mph, motorway and rural speed limits and how speed limits are enforced. Finally, it summarises the policies of successive governments towards speed limits.
Q&A: solar panels
Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8090
This Commons briefing paper attempts to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about solar panels.
Council Tax Reduction Schemes
Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06672
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on the implementation of local Council Tax Reduction Schemes since 1 April 2013. These local support schemes have replaced the national scheme of Council Tax Benefit.
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02802
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England’s and international, quantitative easing policy.
Pension flexibilities: the 'freedom and choice' reforms
Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06891
Looks at the rules which came into force in April 2015 giving people more flexibility about when and how to access their defined contribution pension savings
Productivity in the UK
Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06492
The briefing provides latest statistics on UK productivity including breakdowns by sector and region/country of the UK. It also explains why productivity is important to growth, the public finances and living standards, analyses whether the stagnation in productivity is temporary or permanent, looks at the impact of Brexit on productivity growth and outlines Government policy. International comparisons are also included.