Public Finances: Key Economic Indicators


Published 21/07/2017

Latest data on government net borrowing and net debt.

Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators


Published 21/07/2017

Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Key Economic Indicators


Published 21/07/2017

UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.

Post office numbers


Published 21/07/2017

At the end of March 2017 the number of post offices in the Post Office Network stood at 11,659. The number of post office braches have remained relatively stable since around 2009. Over the longer term (since 1981/82) the number of post offices has almost halved.

Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators


Published 21/07/2017

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.

Government borrowing, debt and debt interest: statistics


Published 21/07/2017

This is a purely statistical note on public sector borrowing (the budget deficit), public sector debt and government debt interest payments.

The Office for Budget Responsibility and Charter for Budget Responsibility


Published 21/07/2017

This briefing investigates who the Office for Budget Responsibility are and what they do. It also discusses the government's fiscal targets, which are included in the Charter for Budget Responsibility.

Postal services


Published 21/07/2017

This note gives an overview of postal services in the UK. It discusses current regulation, market trends and consumer problems.

Litter: key trends, policy and legislation


Published 21/07/2017

A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper examining trends in litter and the policy and legislation in place to address litter problems in England. Information for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is also included.

Comparing private rented sector policies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


Published 21/07/2017

This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides a summary of the different approaches adopted by the Governments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in regard to some key areas of private rented sector policy.