AEA Technology Pensions
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7740
Looks at "advice given to members of the UK Atomic Energy Agency (AEA) Pension Scheme" on privatisation. Originally prepared for a Westminster Hall debate on 26 October 2016, it has been updated since.
Powers of attorney and other decision-making powers
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN03898
This Commons Library briefing paper deals with powers of attorney and other ways of authorising someone to make a decision for another person in England and Wales.
The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8164
The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2017-19 is a Private Member's Bill that seeks to change the Rules for Redistribution of Parliamentary constituencies. This briefing summarises the main changes that the Bill would make if passed.
Local government and social care funding
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0097
Background material for the Opposition Day debate on local government and social care funding on Wednesday 24 April 2019.
Rail fares, ticketing & prospects for reform
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8552
Rail fares have been a sore point for passengers for some time. This is exacerbated at the turn of the year when the annual regulated fare changes are brought into effect. The fare increases, which arguably cause the most dissatisfaction for passengers, raise questions around who determines fare changes and whether there is any prospect of them being frozen or even reduced?
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 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, Aviation, Common Agricultural Policy, Courts, Data protection, Defence policy, Devolution, Employment, Environmental protection, EU defence policy, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU law and treaties, Europe, Financial services, Fisheries, Food, Forestry, Health services, Higher education, Human rights, Immigration, Industry, International law, International politics and government, International trade, Legislative process, Medicine, Overseas territories, Parliament, Regulation, Research and innovation, Science
Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities (England)
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7236
This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks at the requirements on schools, colleges and universities in England to provide careers guidance, the quality of the advice provided, and also the organisations working to provide careers advice.
T Levels: Reforms to Technical Education
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7951
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of proposals to reform the system of technical education in England through the introduction of new T Level qualifications.
Home education in England
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05108
This briefing provides information on home education in England and outlines current and past proposals for reform. It also notes issues raised with regards to home education and briefly summarises the relevant sections of selected reports. Education is a devolved issue; the briefing covers the position in England only.
Tackling Malaria in 2019: Progress Update
Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0049
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information on World Malaria Day, which takes place annually on 25 April.
Brexit: Proposals for the future UK-EU relationship
Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8483
The House of Commons has voted on various options for the future UK-EU relationship in the hope that an agreed UK position may help to break the impasse following the Commons' rejection of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement. The Government says it may hold a further Commons vote on future relationship options. What options have been proposed?
Topics: Agriculture, Aviation, Central government, Common Agricultural Policy, Economic policy, EU budget, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, EU political integration, Europe, Financial services, Fisheries, Food, Higher education, International economic relations, International law, International organisations, International trade, Medicine, Parliament, Political parties, Regulation, Terrorism
Pension Credit - current issues
Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8135
Looks at some of the issues currently raised in connection with Pension Credit - including the introduction of changes for 'mixed age couples'
London Capital & Finance
Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8550
This briefing looks at the failure of London Capital & Finance Plc (LCF) and the consequences for those who invested in the firm's 'mini-bonds'.
Russian annexation of Crimea
Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0093
A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Russian annexation of Crimea’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 24 April 2019 from 9.30-11.00am. The debate has been initiated by John Howell MP.
Regulation of estate agents
Published Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06900
This Commons Library briefing paper provides an outline of the current regulation of estate agents in England and Wales only. The situation is very different in Scotland, where there are different property laws. In Scotland, there is a much earlier legally binding agreement between the buyer and seller of a property.