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.
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01189
Covers the arrangements made for mineworkers' pensions following privatisation of British Coal in 1994.
Tax Relief for Childcare
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN00019
This note discusses the current, limited, tax relief given for employer-supported childcare, and the case that has been made for wider relief on these costs.
Home education in England
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05108
This briefing sets out the current position relating to home education in England and provides brief information on recent issues raised concerning home education. It covers England only.
Revised Government spending plans for 2017-18
Published Monday, February 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8230
This briefing discusses the procedure for revising Government spending plans in-year. It summarises the changes the Government proposes to Departmental budgets in 2017-18.
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN04153
The price of domestic gas and electricity has been relatively stable over the past seven years after increasing steadily through 2000-2008. The price of gas has fallen somewhat in recent years, but electricity prices have risen. The cost of heating oil has fallen over the last three years with particularly large falls to 2016 before a partial rebound in the most recent year.
Economic Indicators, February 2018
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8228
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
Ecumenical Marriage Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0023
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Ecumenical Marriage Bill [HL] on 23 February 2018.
Alcohol: minimum pricing
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05021
This Library Briefing Paper looks at alcohol pricing and calls for a minimum unit price.
The Ageing Process and Health
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0571
This POST note examines the biological basis of ageing, the potential to manipulate the ageing process and to use such knowledge to promote better health later in life.
Bank Branch closures
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN00385
A new round of bank branch closures has been announced by several banks. This Note sets out the industry's response.
Overseas Electricity Interconnection
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0569
Electricity markets in the UK, Ireland and continental Europe are physically linked by ‘interconnector’ cables. These benefit energy system operators and consumers by reducing prices. They can also help integrate renewable electricity and ensure security of supply. This note discusses these benefits, proposals for future increases in interconnection and the potential effects of Brexit.
Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN02815
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
Parental Alcohol Misuse and Children
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | POSTnotes POST-PN-0570
Parental Alcohol Misuse (PAM) can negatively affect children’s physical and mental health, and other outcomes including educational attainment and behaviour. Effects can be acute when experienced in conjunction with other adverse experiences such as domestic abuse, marital conflict, and deprivation. PAM is a common feature in child protection and care proceedings, and places a considerable burden on social services.
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Published Friday, February 9, 2018 | 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.