Statistics on UK-EU trade


Published 17/08/2017

This note provides some basic statistics on the UK's trade with the EU.

The Royal Prerogative


Published 17/08/2017

This briefing paper sets out the constitutional basis to the Royal Prerogative, describes general prerogative powers and the Crown's personal prerogative powers. It then sets out recent proposals for reform, and the case law that has led to the current understanding of the prerogative.

Asylum Statistics


Published 17/08/2017

This Commons Library briefing paper analyses asylum statistics and trends in the UK and other EU countries. Statistics on asylums seekers and refugees in the UK are published by the Home Office and contain data on the number of people applying for asylum and the outcomes of asylum applications. Statistics on asylum seekers and refugees in European Union countries are published in the Home Office bulletin and by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Employment by Country of Birth and Nationality


Published 17/08/2017

This Commons Library briefing paper analyses data on employment in the UK by country of birth and nationality. The briefing compares data from 1997 to 2016 and explains how figures for employment by nationality can differ to those for employment by country of birth.

Defence employment (UK): Social Indicators page


Published 16/08/2017

An overview of the strength of the UK Armed Forces.

Charities and the voluntary sector: statistics


Published 16/08/2017

Statistics on the size, income and activities of the voluntary sector. Includes data on social investment, National Lottery funding, charitable giving and rates of informal and formal volunteering.

Productivity: Key Economic Indicators


Published 16/08/2017

Latest statistics showing changes in UK productivity and comparisons of UK productivity with other G7 countries.

Defence expenditure (UK): Social Indicators page


Published 16/08/2017

An overview of UK defence expenditure.

State Pension age review


Published 16/08/2017

Looks at the timetable for increasing the State Pension age and the review set up to look at how it should increase in the longer term

Unemployment by ethnic background


Published 16/08/2017

The unemployment rate varies considerably among different ethnicities. This note looks at unemployment by ethnic background, including analysis by age group and gender.