Research briefings

This page provides access to research briefings produced by the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). You can filter the research briefings by date, type, or one of 350 topics. Pick your options from the dropdown menus. The publication of all research briefings is suspended during the pre-election period. Publication will resume on 13 December.

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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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Local government in England: capital finance
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN05797
An introduction to capital finance and borrowing by local authorities in England, including details on the Public Works Loan Board, bonds, and tax increment financing.
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
Gambling-related Harms
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0147
This House of Lords Library Briefing contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming question for short debate on gaming and gambling that takes place on 5 November 2019.

Topic: Gambling

Inflation: International: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02794
Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 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.
Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 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.
Protests around Parliament
Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN03658
This briefing paper provides an overview of the current provisions on protests around Parliament, including a background of previous legislation, and controversies and legal cases arising from different provisions over the years.
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0146
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] on 4 November 2019.
Fisheries and Brexit
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8396
Following Brexit, the UK will no longer be part of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It will become an independent coastal state and be fully responsible for managing fisheries in the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), extending 200 nautical miles (nm) from shore
Northern Ireland Budget Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0145
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides information on the Northern Ireland Budget Bill in advance of its second reading and remaining stages, due to take place in the House of Lords on 31 October 2019. It also identifies relevant reports and useful documents, including parliamentary materials and press articles, which may be of assistance to Members in preparing for that debate.
Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7960
This paper provides a timeline of the major events leading up to the EU referendum and subsequent dates of note, looking ahead to expected events as the UK and EU negotiate the UK's exit.
Average earnings by age and region
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8456
This statistical note shows how average earnings have changed over time by region of the UK and for different age groups.

Topics: Employment, Pay

Labour market statistics: UK regions and countries
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7950
This paper gives an overview of labour market statistics across the UK’s regions and countries. The spreadsheet published alongside this paper includes a ‘profile tool’ where you can select a region and see all data for that region presented in tables and charts.
Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0144
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared ahead of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill scheduled to take place on 30 October 2019. The remaining stages of the bill are also due to take place on 30 October if the House agrees to a government motion to dispense with the standing order that would normally prevent more than one bill stage taking place on the same day.
Northern Ireland Budget Bill
Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8723
A Bill Briefing on the Northern Ireland Budget Bill 2019-20
Housing Market: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN02820
Housing market: Data on house prices, mortgage approvals and house-building.
Building out extant planning permissions
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0232
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 9.30am on building out extant planning permissions. The debate will be opened by Anne Milton MP.
Grenfell Tower Fire: Background
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8305
This briefing sets out the Government response to the fire at Grenfell Tower which broke out on 14 June 2017, including details of the building safety programme, public inquiry and recovery taskforce.
Hate Crime Statistics
Published Monday, October 28, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8537
This briefing paper looks at Hate Crime in England & Wales using figures provided by the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) and the Police Recorded Crime Series. The paper also presents data on hate crime rates per 100,000 population in each police force area and for each hate crime strand. It also looks at similar figures in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Child poverty in Scotland
Published Monday, October 28, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0231

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