Recent trends in employment growth


Published 04/05/2018

A Westminster Hall debate on recent trends in employment growth is scheduled for Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 11.30am. The Member leading the debate is Michael Tomlinson MP.

Role of the new Office of Product Safety and Standards


Published 03/05/2018

A Westminster Hall debate on the Role of the new Office for Product Safety and Standards is scheduled for Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 2.30pm. The Member leading the debate is Carolyn Harris MP.

Vice-chancellors' pay in higher education institutions in England


Published 03/05/2018

This House of Commons library briefing paper discusses the issue of university vice-chancellors' pay and outlines proposed regulatory changes to the system of remuneration for senior staff in higher education institutions.

National Minimum Wage - sleep in care


Published 03/05/2018

This briefing summarises recent developments relating to payment of the national minimum wage for sleep-in care duties

Public sector pay


Published 03/05/2018

This briefing provides an overview of public sector pay policy; the financial implications of the cap and the cost of removing it; trends in public sector pay; and recent debate on the subject.



Published 03/05/2018

This briefing explains check-off - a system for deducting trade union subscriptions through payroll - and the related policies of successive governments.

Labour market statistics: UK regions and countries


Published 03/05/2018

This paper gives an overview of labour market statistics across the UK’s regions and countries. The spreadsheet published alongside this paper includes a ‘profile tool’ where you can select a region and see all data for that region presented in tables and charts.

High cost consumer credit: the new regulatory regime


Published 02/05/2018

High cost consumer credit in the UK. How has the industry changed following the 2015 regulatory regime change?

Brexit: the exit bill


Published 02/05/2018

After the UK leaves the EU it is expected to make a contribution towards the EU’s outstanding financial commitments – spending that was agreed while the UK was a member. The media have labelled this as an ‘exit bill’ or ‘divorce bill’, the EU see it as a matter of ‘settling the accounts’. The issue was discussed in the first phase of Brexit negotiations under the title of the ‘single financial settlement’ (the settlement).

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19


Published 02/05/2018

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19 would introduce a right to paid parental bereavement leave.  It is a Private Members' Bill sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and supported by the Government.