This briefing discusses the procedure for revising Government spending plans in-year. It summarises the changes the Government proposes to Departmental budgets in 2017-18.
Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England’s and international, quantitative easing policy.
Exchange rates: Data on the value of the pound relative to other major international currencies.
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
This Library Briefing Paper looks at alcohol pricing and calls for a minimum unit price.
The price of domestic gas and electricity has been relatively stable over the past seven years after increasing steadily through 2000-2008. The price of gas has fallen somewhat in recent years, but electricity prices have risen. The cost of heating oil has fallen over the last three years with particularly large falls to 2016 before a partial rebound in the most recent year.
A new round of bank branch closures has been announced by several banks. This Note sets out the industry's response.
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Ecumenical Marriage Bill [HL] on 23 February 2018.