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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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Leasehold high-rise flats: who pays for fire safety work?
Published Monday, October 28, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8244
This paper considers the debate about who is responsible for paying for fire safety works on blocks of flats in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It has been updated to include progress in implementing the Government decision to fund remediation work for affected blocks with ACM cladding in the social and private sectors.
Defined ambition pension schemes
Published Monday, October 28, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN06902
Looks the Coalition Government's legislation for a new type of workplace pension ('defined ambition' or shared risk) and to enable schemes to provide collective benefits. Implementation was put on hold by the current government which is legislating in the Pension Schemes Bill 2019/20 for an alternative framework for collective defined contribution schemes

Topic: Pensions

Off-rolling in English schools
Published Monday, October 28, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8444
This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of the concerns that increasing numbers of children in England are being 'off-rolled' - being excluded or otherwise leaving school for reasons that do not serve their best interests

Topics: Ofsted, Schools

Support for care leavers
Published Monday, October 28, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8429
This briefing paper outlines support for young people leaving local authority care. It's been updated for National Care Leavers' Week 2019.
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence: Report on Adoption Support Fund
Published Monday, October 28, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0118
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 7 November 2019 on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence’s report, published in July 2019, 'Investing in families: the Adoption Support Fund beyond 2020.
Proposed reinstatement of the Colne to Skipton railway link
Published Saturday, October 26, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0229
A Westminster Hall debate on the 'Proposed reinstatement of the Colne to Skipton railway link’ has been scheduled for Tuesday 29 October 2019 from 9.30-11.00 am. The debate has been initiated by Graham P Jones MP.

Topic: Railways

Defined benefit pension scheme funding
Published Friday, October 25, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN04877
This note covers the main measures of pension scheme funding, the reviews leading up to the introduction of the scheme specific funding requirements; the key elements of the requirements; TPR’s approach to regulating scheme funding and current proposals for reform.

Topic: Pensions

Endometriosis workplace support
Published Friday, October 25, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0228
A Westminster Hall debate on Endometriosis workplace support has been scheduled for Tuesday 29 October 2019 from 2.30-4 pm. The debate has been initiated by Rt Hon Alec Shelbrooke MP.
The Pensions Regulator: Powers to protect pension benefits
Published Friday, October 25, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN04368
Looks at the Pensions Regulator's powers to protect pension scheme benefits and measures to strengthen them in the Pension Schemes Bill (HL} 2019/20
International Development: Sustainable Initiatives
Published Friday, October 25, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0143
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared ahead of a debate due to take place on 4 November 2019 on the motion moved by Lord McInnes of Kilwinning (Conservative) that “this House takes note of Her Majesty’s Government’s international development work to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and prevent biodiversity loss”.
e-petition debate on restoring nature and climate change
Published Friday, October 25, 2019 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0230
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held on an e-petition on restoring nature and climate change to be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 28 October 2019 at 4.30pm. The debate will be opened by Daniel Zeichner MP on behalf of the Petitions Committee.
Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Published Friday, October 25, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0142
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared ahead of a debate due to take place on 31 October 2019 on the motion moved by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative) that “this House takes note of the phase one report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry”.
Environment Bill 2019-2020
Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8712
The Environment Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019. First Reading was on 15 October and a Second Reading is scheduled for 28 October 2019.
Reports Pursuant to Section 3(5) of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019
Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0141
This House of Lords Library Briefing provides an overview of the requirements in the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 for the Government to publish reports on the progress made towards forming a Northern Ireland Executive, and other matters.
Pension tax rules - impact on NHS consultants and GPs
Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8626
This short note focuses on the current debate about the impact of pension tax rules on some senior NHS staff. The broader issues are discussed in Library Briefing Paper CBP 5901 Restricting pension tax relief.
Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill
Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8612
Second Reading of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2019-2020 is due to take place on 29 October 2019. The Bill, which was reintroduced by the Government following the Queen's Speech, would increase the maximum sentence for certain animal cruelty offences from six months to five years in England and Wales.
Pension Schemes Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0140
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Pension Schemes Bill [HL] on 30 October 2019.

Topic: Pensions

Health Service Safety Investigations Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0139
This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared in advance of second reading of the Health Service Safety Investigations Bill [HL] 2019–20
GCHQ: 100th Anniversary
Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0138
The House of Lords Library briefing has been produced to mark GCHQ’s 100th anniversary.
Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | Lords Library notes LLN-2019-0137
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL].

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