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Pensions guidance: Pension Wise
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN07042
Looks at Pension Wise - the guidance service for people aged 50 and over with defined contribution pension savings
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8407
Looks at the debate on the pensions dashboard which is being developed to enable people to view all their lifetime pension savings (including their state pension) in one place
The future of sanctions
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8402
The UK has a new legislative framework for imposing sanctions post-Brexit. What effect would the UK's departure from the EU have on sanctions policy here and in the EU? What is the broader international outlook?
Scotland: Public spending and revenue
Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 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 Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 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.
Brexit debates 2018
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8246
This paper provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
This paper will be updated periodically.
Brexit and chemicals regulation (REACH)
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8403
A House of Commons Library briefing paper discussing the EU REACH regulation for chemicals and the potential impacts of Brexit including in relation to a no deal scenario.
Brexit: devolved legislature business
Published Monday, September 24, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7815
This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday when the legislatures are in session.
What is affordable housing?
Published Friday, September 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7747
This briefing paper considers how affordable housing is defined in England and looks at key trends in the affordability of different tenure types. It also examines the supply of affordable housing and the role of Housing Benefit in enabling households to access and retain affordable housing.
MPs' changes of party allegiance in the House of Commons since 1979
Published Friday, September 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02537
This list notes when a Member has changed allegiance from one political party to another or decided to sit as an independent MP. Instances of Members losing or resigning a party whip are also noted.
Overcrowded housing (England)
Published Friday, September 21, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01013
This briefing paper explains the current statutory overcrowding standard in England, efforts to update the standard, and Government approaches to tackling the problem.
Published Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0209
A General Debate on Victims Strategy is scheduled for Thursday 11 October 2018.