Universal Credit roll-out: 2018-19


Published 14/06/2018

Universal Credit roll-out was around 11% complete across Great Britain as of December 2017, in terms of the number of households on UC. However, progress varies considerably between constituencies. Almost half of jobseekers are now on UC rather than "legacy" benefits. The majority of households receiving support for rent, children or incapacity are yet to move onto UC. This briefing provides a guide to roll-out of the Full Service in 2018/19 and original HC Library estimates for the progress or UC roll-out by constituency, region and across Great Britain.

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict:19 June


Published 14/06/2018

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, which takes place annually on 19 June to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence.

Potential for geothermal energy resources in the UK


Published 14/06/2018

A debate will take place in Westminster Hall on 19 June 2018 from 2.30-4pm on Potential for Geothermal Energy Resources in the UK. The debate will be opened by Helen Goodman MP.

House of Lords Reform in the 2017 Parliament


Published 14/06/2018

A debate on a petition calling for a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords will take place on 18 June 2018. The Government has responded to the Lord Speaker's Committee's proposals to reduce the size of the House of Lords.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-19


Published 14/06/2018

This paper explains the policy background to and contents and purpose of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-19 (HC Bill 112).

"Common law marriage" and cohabitation


Published 14/06/2018

This Commons Library briefing paper provides general information about how the law applies to cohabitants, the number of cohabiting couples, and about the Law Commission’s proposals for reform.

House prices (UK): Social Indicators page


Published 14/06/2018

Trends in house prices and affordability in the UK.

Police complaints systems in the UK


Published 14/06/2018

This Briefing Paper gives basic factual information about the police complaints system in England and Wales to assist with constituents’ questions. It also gives brief information on the systems in Scotland and Northern Ireland, mainly for comparative purposes.

Housing Market: Key Economic Indicators


Published 13/06/2018

Housing market: Data on house prices, mortgage approvals and house-building.

Empty housing (England)


Published 13/06/2018

This briefing outlines local authorities’ powers to tackle empty housing and other relevant initiatives. It also discusses Government action around this issue.