The Future of the Erasmus+ Scheme after 2020


Published 20/06/2018

This House of Commons Library landing page briefing has been prepared in advance of a Backbench Business debate entitled "The Future of the Erasmus+ Scheme after 2020". This will take place in the House of Commons Chamber on Thursday 21st June.

Vice-chancellors' pay in higher education institutions in England


Published 20/06/2018

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

Brexit: Negotiations Update (March-June 2018)


Published 20/06/2018

This briefing paper provides an update on the progress of the Article 50 TEU negotiations since March 2018, and what this leaves to be 'agreed' before a Withdrawal Agreement and attached Political Declaration on the Future Relationship can be concluded.

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2017-19


Published 20/06/2018

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2017-19 is a Private Member's Bill that seeks to change the Rules for Redistribution of Parliamentary constituencies. This briefing summarises the main changes that the Bill would make if passed.

Higher education finance statistics


Published 20/06/2018

How has the balance and make-up of university income and expenditure changed over time, particularly since 2012?

Fixed odds betting terminals


Published 20/06/2018

This Library briefing paper looks at the controversy over fixed odds betting terminals.

Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators


Published 20/06/2018

Business and Consumer Confidence: Information on business and consumer confidence surveys, which is generally released ahead of official statistical data and can indicate changes to the economic outlook as well as turning points in the economic cycle.

Heathrow Airport


Published 20/06/2018

This paper provides information on Heathrow Airport, including who owns it, how it is regulated, how it deals with noise and uses its runways and its plans to expand capacity with a third runway. It also sets out Government and regulatory policy in regard to the above and explains how the Parliamentary processes for approving a National Policy Statement and the planning processes for a Development Consent Order may proceed.

Student loan statistics


Published 20/06/2018

Student loans are the main method of direct government support for higher education students. More than £13 billion is loaned to students each year, this is expected to grow rapidly and reach around £330 billion (2014-15 prices) by the middle of this century. The expansion of loans has raised questions about graduate repayments and ultimately the cost of the system to the taxpayer

Ministers in the 2015 and 2017 Conservative Governments


Published 19/06/2018

Ministerial office holders in the 2015 and 2017 Conservative Governments