Households in temporary accommodation (England)


Published 21/10/2017

This House of Commons Briefing Paper provides background information on the increase in the number of homeless households placed in temporary accommodation by English local authorities and outlines various initiatives and issues associated with this increased use of temporary accommodation.

Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators


Published 20/10/2017

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

Public Finances: Key Economic Indicators


Published 20/10/2017

Latest data on government net borrowing and net debt.

Paying for supported housing


Published 20/10/2017

This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains the impact of the Government's proposal to apply Local Housing Allowance caps, and also a requirement to reduce rents, on the supported housing sector. The sector has argued that these measures threaten its viability. On 15 September 2016 the Government announced that LHA caps will apply in 2019/20. Rent reductions have applied from April 2017.

Recall of Parliament


Published 20/10/2017

This House of Commons Library briefing paper discusses the procedure for recalling Parliament, as well as providing details of recent occasions when Parliament has been recalled.

Government borrowing, debt and debt interest: statistics


Published 20/10/2017

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

Regional and National Economic Indicators


Published 20/10/2017

Data summarising the economic situation in the regions and countries of the UK

Health and Social Care Integration


Published 20/10/2017

This House of Commons Library briefing paper analyses recent policy and debate on the integration of NHS-provided healthcare and local authority-provided social care in the UK. This has been a key policy priority for successive Governments, with the aim of improving patient care and saving money for the NHS and local authorities.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-19


Published 20/10/2017

This paper explains the policy background to and contents and purpose of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-19 (HC Bill 112).

Opposition Day Debate: Social Care


Published 20/10/2017

There will be an Opposition Day Debate on Wednesday 25th October about ‘Social care’. It is expected that this debate will cover funding for adult social care, as well as the financial sanctions that are, or will be, experienced by local authorities that fail to meet their ‘delayed transfer of care’ targets.