GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators


Published 28/07/2017

GDP International Comparisons: data and forecasts for the UK and the world's largest economies.

Household Debt: Key Economic Indicators


Published 28/07/2017

Household debt: Data on the latest household debt statistics, including net lending, mortgage interest rates and insolvencies.

Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators


Published 28/07/2017

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.

Ethnic Minorities in Politics and Public life


Published 28/07/2017

Currently around 8% of Members of both Houses are from an ethnic minority background. This compares with 13.6% of UK population. The share of non-white population is the most proportionally represented in the Civil Service (11.6%), whereas the NHS has the largest share of ethnic minority staff (18%).

Registration and management of sex offenders


Published 28/07/2017

This note provides an overview of the various measures in Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 aimed at enabling the police to monitor and manage sex offenders living in the local area. It considers the requirement for certain sex offenders to notify the police of personal information such as their name and address, and to update the police whenever this information changes. The police record of these notifications is commonly referred to as the "sex offenders' register". It also considers a range of civil orders that can be used to manage the behaviour of sex offenders.

Gambling advertising: regulation in Great Britain


Published 28/07/2017

This Commons Library briefing paper looks at gambling advertising in Great Britain.

Counter-extremism policy in English schools


Published 27/07/2017

This briefing sets out duties on schools in England to safeguard children from extremism, and promote British values, and related policy debates.

Rail electrification


Published 27/07/2017

This briefing paper explains the rail electrification schemes planned by the Labour, Coalition and Conservative governments and where things currently stand with each one.

Women in Public Life, the Professions and the Boardroom


Published 27/07/2017

How are women represented in public life, the professions and the boardroom? This note sets out key trends and statistics, covering politics, public appointments, civil servants the judiciary, the NHS, education and leading private sector vocations.

Service industries: Key Economic Indicators


Published 27/07/2017

Service industries: Data for the sector that incorporates the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.