Finance Bill 2017-19


Published 13/11/2017

Following the 2017 Budget on 8 March 2017, the Government published the Finance (No.2) Bill 2016/17 on 20 March 2017. Due to the timing of the General Election, the Bill completed all its remaining stages in the Commons on 25 April, in 'wash up' before Dissolution. In light of the abbreviated timetable for the Bill's scrutiny, the Government removed a significant number of clauses, to be introduced in a Finance Bill later this year. This second Finance Bill was published on 8 September and completed its scrutiny in the Commons on 31 October.

Implementation of the national funding formula for schools in England


Published 10/11/2017

This briefing paper looks at the implementation of the Government's reforms to school funding from 2018, including the introduction of a new National Funding Formula (NFF) for schools. The plans were confirmed in September 2017, with some important modifications.

Employment status


Published 10/11/2017

This briefing provides an overview of the concept of employment status and recent reviews of the law in this area.

The UK bee population


Published 10/11/2017

This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 14 November 2017 from 4.30-5.30pm on the UK bee population. The debate will be opened by Alex Chalk MP.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retained EU law


Published 10/11/2017

This briefing paper has been prepared for day 2, scheduled to take place on 15 November, of the Committee Stage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (EUW Bill) in the House of Commons.

Housing supply for local authorities (England)


Published 10/11/2017

Use this tool to compare housing supply statistics for local authorities.

Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators


Published 10/11/2017

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

GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators


Published 10/11/2017

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

Trade: Key Economic Indicators


Published 10/11/2017

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

Gambling advertising: regulation in Great Britain


Published 10/11/2017

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