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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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Press regulation after Leveson - unfinished business?
Published Friday, February 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7576
This Library Briefing Paper looks at press regulation after the Leveson report.

Topics: Media, Press

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

Topics: Buses, Railways, Roads

Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05207
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.
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.
Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02818
Retail sales: key indicators on the value of retail sales.
High cost consumer credit: the new regulatory regime
Published Friday, February 16, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7978
High cost consumer credit in the UK. How has the industry changed following the 2015 regulatory regime change?

Topics: Consumers, Loans

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.
Family Relationships (Impact Assessment and Targets) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0024
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Family Relationships (Impact Assessment and Targets) Bill [HL] on 23 February 2018.
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.

Topic: Consumers

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

Topic: Pensions

GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02784
GDP International Comparisons: data and forecasts for the UK and the world's largest economies.
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.
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.
Regional and National Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06924
Data summarising the economic situation in the regions and countries of the UK
Mineworkers' pensions
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01189
Covers the arrangements made for mineworkers' pensions following privatisation of British Coal in 1994.

Topics: Coal, Pensions

Inflation: International: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02794
Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.

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