The budget deficit: a short guide
Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06167
This note aims to answer some FAQs related to the budget deficit.
World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April 2016
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Lords In Focus LIF-2016-0023
This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on the prevalence of autism in the UK and sets out some of the policies and actions being implemented to help autistic people.
Leasehold retirement homes: exit/event fees
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN05994
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains action taken by the Office of Fair Trading and the Law Commission to investigate the fees charged by managing agents or freeholders when a leasehold owner of a retirement flat wants to sell or rent out their home. These fees are often referred to as 'exit' or 'event' fees.
Regulation of will writers
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN05683
The Commons Library has published a briefing paper which considers arguments for and against statutory regulation of will writing. In May 2013, the then Government decided not extend regulation to this area.
House of Lords: Statistical Profile of Membership
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Lords Library notes LLN-2016-0017
This House of Lords Library briefing presents a range of information about the membership of the House of Lords as the House was composed on Friday 11 March 2016.
NHS in London
Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0073
MPs will debate the NHS in London on Thursday 24 March in Westminster Hall. The debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a bid from Dr Rupa Huq. This House of Commons Library Debate Pack provides a summary and statistics as well as press and parliamentary coverage of the issues.
Reading list on UK-EU relations 2013-16: reform, renegotiation, withdrawal
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7220
The Commons Library has compiled a selection of books, journal and press articles, think tank, parliamentary and library publications relevant to the UK's renegotiation of its membership of the European Union. This reading list accompanies a series of Commons Library briefing papers on the EU reform proposals and negotiations by the UK, and a possible EU exit.
UK offshore oil and gas industry
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7268
This Commons Library briefing paper provides a summary of the state of the UK offshore oil and gas industries and outlines the industry, the regulatory framework and key challenges for the industry.
Public Finances: Key Economic Indicators
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN02812
Latest data on net borrowing and net debt. This includes the OBR's forecasts published alongside Budget 2016.
Mobile Coverage in the UK: Government plans to tackle ‘mobile not-spots’
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN07069
Mobile 'not-spots' and 'partial not-spots' - areas where there is currently no mobile coverage and areas which have coverage from some but not all of the 4 mobile networks - currently affect parts of the UK, particularly rural areas. This note summarises Government and industry proposals to extend mobile coverage across the UK.
‘Access to Work’ scheme for people with disabilities
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN06666
This briefing paper explains the Access to Work scheme which provides practical advice and support to disabled people and their employers to help them overcome work-related obstacles resulting from disability.
Prior a Westminster Hall debate, on Access to jobs for disabled people on 12/1/16 there will be a digital debate on 11/1/16 on Twitter on between 10-11am using the hashtag #Access2Jobs
National minimum wage: social care
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0074
This note provides background material for a Westminster Hall debate on 23 March 2016
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers SN01663
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides details of the current levels of 'Short money' allocated to opposition parties for parliamentary duties; a brief history of the scheme; and notes recent proposals to reduce Short Money allocations. Figures for the corresponding scheme in the House of Lords (Cranborne money) are provided. The note also provides details of allocations made under the representative money scheme.