Extending home ownership: Government initiatives


Published 28/12/2017

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper describes the specific Government initiatives which have been developed in order to assist first time buyers into home ownership and, in some cases, to help existing owners who are seeking to move. The paper includes some comment on these schemes.

NEET: Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training


Published 28/12/2017

790,000 people aged 16-24 were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in the second quarter of 2017, 11.1% of all people in this age group. This was the same level as in the previous quarter and down 65,000 from the third quarter of 2016.

Business statistics


Published 27/12/2017

Businesses since 2000, small businesses, business by region, businesses by industry, business births and deaths and information on female representation in business. It also features some discussion of the sources of business statistics and their coverage.

Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators


Published 22/12/2017

Components of GDP: data on the components that make up GDP, including household consumption, government spending, investment, trade and output by sector.

Mobile (park) homes


Published 22/12/2017

This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of the the rights of residents who live year-round on mobile home parks. The main focus of the paper is on mobile home owners in England but sections on Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are included.

The Horserace Betting Levy


Published 22/12/2017

This Library briefing paper looks at changes to the Horserace Betting Levy.

The gender pay gap


Published 22/12/2017

This briefing paper provides statistics on the size of the gender pay gap in the UK, looks at some of the reasons why the gender pay gap arises and discusses the duty on large employers to report on the size of the gender pay gap in their workforce.

Mobile (park homes): 10% commission on sales


Published 22/12/2017

This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper explains the requirement to pay 10% commission on the sale price of a mobile home to the site owner and provides information on various reviews of that requirement. Mobile home owners regard the charge as "unfair and out of date."

A Universal Service Obligation (USO) for Broadband


Published 22/12/2017

This Commons Library Briefing details the Government’s plans to introduce a Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband.

Industrial Strategy and the UK Economy


Published 21/12/2017

This House of Lords Library briefing has been produced in preparation for the debate on 8 January 2018 on the Government's Industrial Strategy and the case for boosting earning power and productivity across the United Kingdom with investment in the skills, businesses and infrastructure of the future.