People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, May 2018


Published 12/06/2018

This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

Iraq and the 2018 election


Published 12/06/2018

Iraqis went to the polls to elect a new parliament in May 2018. The result surprised observers.

Brexit divisions - Commons votes on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill


Published 12/06/2018

This briefing paper provides information on the House of Commons divisions during the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill during its Second Reading, Report Stage and Third Reading in the Commons.

Brexit: devolved legislature business


Published 12/06/2018

This paper is a record of Brexit-related business in the devolved legislatures. It is updated every Monday.

Mobile (park) homes


Published 12/06/2018

This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of the the rights of residents who live year-round on mobile home parks. The main focus of the paper is on mobile home owners in England but sections on Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are included.

Youth unemployment statistics


Published 12/06/2018

This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries.

Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators


Published 12/06/2018

Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.

Unemployment - National: Key Economic Indicators


Published 12/06/2018

Data on unemployment in the UK.

Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators


Published 12/06/2018

A summary of the latest data on employment in the UK.

Interest rate swaps on business loans


Published 12/06/2018

This note summarises the issue of ‘mis-sold’ business loans, where firms entered into complex interest rate 'hedges' that subsequently proved to be very costly to them in the changed conditions following the financial crisis.