Glyphosate: Controversy surrounding the EU's re-approval of the pesticide


Published 02/08/2017

Glyphosate has been in the news in recent months because of a delay to a decision at EU level to re-approve its use. The issue is contentious as some studies have claimed in the past that the pesticide could carry health risks.

Exchange rates: Key Economic Indicators


Published 02/08/2017

Exchange rates: Data on the value of the pound relative to other major international currencies.

Civil Service statistics


Published 02/08/2017

This briefing sets out statistics on Civil Service employment.

Fixed odds betting terminals


Published 01/08/2017

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

Right to Rent: private landlords' duty to carry out immigration status checks


Published 01/08/2017

This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of Right to Rent checks which must be carried out by private landlords/agents in England. The checks were introduced by the Immigration Act 2014. Breaches may, in some circumstances, amount to a criminal offence after changes introduced by the Immigration Act 2016.

Interest rate swaps on business loans


Published 01/08/2017

This note summarises the issue of ‘mis-sold’ business loans, where firms entered into complex interest rate 'hedges' that subsequently proved to be costly but worthless to some.

Opinion polls (UK): Social Indicators page


Published 01/08/2017

Opinion polls: Social Indicators page. A summary of recent opinion polls on voting intention and important issues among voters.

Turnout (UK): Social Indicators page


Published 01/08/2017

Turnout: Social Indicators page. Summary information on turnout at elections in the UK.

Economic Indicators, August 2017


Published 01/08/2017

Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators

Nuisance complaints


Published 01/08/2017

This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of options for dealing with nuisance together with Government guidance and relevant legislation on various types of nuisance.