Stimulating housing supply - Government initiatives (England)


Published 19/03/2018

This Commons Library Briefing Paper summarises key Government initiatives aimed at increasing housing supply in England since 2015. The paper makes reference to planning measures but does not cover them in any detail.

Disabled adaptations in leasehold flats and common parts


Published 19/03/2018

This Commons Library paper provides an outline of the legal position of long leaseholders in blocks of flats in England and Wales who require adaptations to enable access into and around their homes. The paper also covers issues with securing disabled adaptations in the common parts of residential buildings, such as stairways.

Government borrowing, debt and debt interest: statistics


Published 19/03/2018

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

UK Fifth Carbon Budget


Published 19/03/2018

A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on the UK Fifth Carbon Budget, including information on the Climate Change Act 2008, the Committee on Climate Change's proposals and the Government's Clean Growth Strategy. Information on progress against carbon budgets is also provided.

What is affordable housing?


Published 19/03/2018

This Commons Library briefing paper considers how affordable housing is defined in England and looks at key trends in the affordability of different tenure types. It also examines the supply of affordable housing and the role of Housing Benefit in enabling households to access and retain affordable housing.

Brexit: devolved legislature business


Published 19/03/2018

This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies


Published 19/03/2018

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.

Child maintenance: variations, including "unearned income" rules (UK excluding NI)


Published 19/03/2018

This House of Commons Library briefing note sets out the rules on variations, including the grounds for a variation under the “2012 scheme” administered by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), how to request a variation, and sources of further information. From a policy standpoint, it compares the current variations rules to those for the legacy “2003 scheme”, and notes criticism of the changes and parliamentary debate of them.

Northern Ireland since May 2016: developments


Published 19/03/2018

Overview of political developments in Northern Ireland since the Assembly election of May 2016, providing a background to the collapse of talks on re-forming a Northern Ireland Executive in February 2018.

Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016


Published 19/03/2018

This House of Commons Library briefing page has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled "Effect of Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016", which will be led by Dr Philippa Whitford MP. It will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 9.30am.