Occupational pension increases


Published 08/12/2017

Looks at the requirements on private sector Defined Benefit occupational pension schemes to index and revalue pension benefits and recent debates - including in relation to the British Steel Pension Scheme

Trade: Key Economic Indicators


Published 08/12/2017

Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.

Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators


Published 08/12/2017

Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.

Taxation of banking


Published 07/12/2017

This note looks at the public debate over the tax treatment of the banking sector in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, before discussing the different approaches taken in successive years by Labour, Coalition and Conservative Governments

Stamp duty land tax on residential property


Published 07/12/2017

This Commons Library paper discusses the reforms to taxation of sales of residential property that have been made in recent years, before looking at earlier debates about the way house sales have been taxed.

Bach Commission Report: The Right to Justice


Published 07/12/2017

This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the final report of the Bach Commission on Access to Justice ahead of a debate on this topic scheduled to take place in the House of Lords on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Mental health services for post 16 students in England


Published 07/12/2017

This House of Commons briefing paper gives an outline of: recent studies on the mental health of students, Government mental health policy for students, support in further and higher education providers, the legal duties of providers and discusses issues raised.

Human Rights Priorities in the Light of Brexit


Published 07/12/2017

This House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared for a question for short debate due to take place on 12 December 2017 on the Government’s human rights priorities in light of Brexit.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: scrutiny of secondary legislation (Schedule 7)


Published 07/12/2017

This briefing paper reviews proposals to scrutinise delegated legislation made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. It considers the Government's approach set out in the Bill and alternative proposals from the Procedure Committee and others.

Commons Library Briefing: The new Controlling Migration Fund (England)


Published 07/12/2017

In November 2016 the Government launched a new ‘Controlling Migration Fund’ (CMF) for local authorities in England. A total of £140 million will be available over the four financial years from 2016-17 to 2019-20. £33 million has been distributed through the Fund so far.