This briefing paper has been updated to take account of the Second Reading debate and Committee Stage in the House of Commons on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill - sometimes referred to as the Customs Bill.
A Westminster Hall debate on Public legal education is scheduled for Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 2.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Ranil Jayawardena MP.
This paper outlines the provisions of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL] 2017-19 (HC Bill 199), explains those issues which were raised when the Bill passed through the House of Lords, and provides some background as to where the Bill has come from and what issues it is designed to address.
This briefing looks at the development of beneficial ownership registers in the UK and around the world.
On 15 May 2018, there will be a General Debate on Housing and Homes. The Library has published numerous briefing papers on housing issues and a selection of relevant papers is provided below.
Latest statistics and forecasts for household debt in the UK and international comparisons. There is also a guide explaining how to understand and interpret household debt statistics and a summary of research looking at its effects on the economy.
This briefing explains the law on mergers and takeovers, and describes the role and powers of bodies that get involved in the process. The development of the current regime and recent cases are also covered.
Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
Under current legislation, a person must be 18 or over to vote in elections to the UK Parliament. This Note gives details of calls for a change in the law to reduce the voting age to 16 in recent years.
This Commons Library briefing paper summarises the main developments regarding the process of devolution of powers to local government within England since 2014. It covers the devolution deals agreed between the Government and local areas up to July 2016, including the powers to be devolved, the procedures required for devolution to take place, and reactions to the policy from the local government and policy-making worlds.