Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Wednesday, December 13, 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
UK trade with Ireland
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8173
Ireland is one of the UK's largest trading partners. This note gives some key statistics on UK-Ireland trade.
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
Future of UK Trade and Customs Policy
Published Friday, December 1, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0089
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been written ahead of the debate in the House of Lords on 5 December 2017 to take note of the future of United Kingdom trade and customs policy in the light of Her Majesty’s Government white papers 'Preparing for our Future UK Trade Policy' (Cm 9470) and 'Customs Bill: Legislating for the UK’s Future Customs' (Cm 9502).
Autumn Budget 2017: A summary
Published Thursday, November 23, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8153
A summary of Autumn Budget 2017 and the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts for the economy and public finances.
Autumn Budget 2017: Background briefing
Published Friday, November 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8144
The briefing sets out the background to Autumn Budget 2017 which will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish revised forecasts for the economy and public finances on the same day.
Topics: Benefits administration, Benefits policy, Economic policy, Economic situation, Family benefits, Housing benefits, International trade, Pay, Public expenditure, Taxation, Working age benefits
Statistics on UK trade with China
Published Friday, November 10, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7379
China is one of the UK's largest trading partners. This note gives some key statistics on UK-China trade.
Trade in ivory: UK and international policy and regulation
Published Thursday, November 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7875
There has been rising international concern over the declining population of African savanna elephants as a result of ivory poaching, and the subsequent international trade in ivory. In 2016, the UK Government announced plans to ban the sale of ‘worked’ ivory produced since 1947. However, following concern about the proposals, in October 2017 the Government announced that it proposed to introduce a ban on the sale of all ivory. This Commons Library brief details UK and international policy and regulation of the ivory trade.
Geographical pattern of UK trade
Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7593
This note looks at the UK's trade with its main trading partners.
Statistics on UK-EU trade
Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7851
This note provides some basic statistics on the UK's trade with the EU.
UK relations with Taiwan
Published Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0190
A debate on ‘UK relations with Taiwan’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 24 October in Westminster Hall at 9.30am. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee.
Brexit: trade aspects
Published Monday, October 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7694
This paper looks at possible options for the UK's trading relationships with the EU after Brexit. The paper has been updated to include a new chapter on trade with non-EU countries.
Globalisation, Technology and Demographic Change and the Future of Work
Published Friday, October 6, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0066
This House of Lords Library briefing provides an overview of globalisation, technology and demography and some of the ways in which they affect work and employment in the UK. It then summarises some relevant public policy proposals and suggests material for further reading.
CETA: the EU-Canada free trade agreement
Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7492
This note provides details about CETA, the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Partnership. This is a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
Foreign Direct Investment into the UK
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2017-0159
A debate will be held on Foreign Direct Investment into the UK in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 12 September at 9:30am. The subject for the debate has been chosen by Michael Tomlinson MP.
Brexit: the August negotiations
Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8082
What happened in the third round of Brexit negotiations from 28 to 31 August? Was any progress made in the contentious areas of citizens' rights for EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU after Brexit? And has the UK agreed to pay the 'divorce bill' demanded by the EU? And could the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland remain open and flexible after Brexit? The talks did not resolve these issues, but some aspects were agreed. Will this be enough to allow a move to phase two of the negotiations in October?
Topics: Central government, Consumers, EU budget, EU external relations, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Health services, Human rights, Immigration, International economic relations, International politics and government, International trade, Parliament, Regulation, Standards
The legal and regulatory framework for UK arms exports
Published Monday, September 4, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02729
This briefing provides an overview of the development of the legal and regulatory framework for UK arms exports since 1997. It also describes the main changes to this regulatory framework under the 2015-17 Conservative Government. During the last parliament there was also controversy over the use of UK-manufactured arms by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. As the current parliament gets down to work, there are potential uncertainties about the implications of Brexit for this area of policy.
Brexit: the July negotiations
Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8068
What happened at the second round of Brexit negotiations from 17 to 20 July 2017 and what have we learnt? This first phase of the negotiations aims to reach agreement on citizens' rights, the financial settlement and the border between Ireland the Northern Ireland, as well as other separation issues, such as Euratom, EU external agreements and dispute resolution. But there was little evidence of agreement on any of these, and the UK Government has been asked for more clarification at the next round. A lot is at stake, because if sufficient progress isn't made by October, the negotiations will not move on to future relations, an EU-UK trade agreement or transitional arrangements.
Topics: Australasia, Central government, EU budget, EU external relations, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Immigration, International economic relations, International law, International organisations, International trade, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Parliament
Importance of trade with the EU for UK industries
Published Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8065
This briefing paper looks at the importance of trade with the EU for the sectors and industries of the UK economy.
Industries that are highly integrated into the European Single Market face higher risks from Brexit, if Brexit makes trade with the EU more difficult.