Pre-legislative scrutiny under the 2015 and 2017 Conservative Governments


Published 19/09/2017

Pre-legislative scrutiny of draft bills or clauses in the 2015 Parliament.

Increases in the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s


Published 19/09/2017

Briefing regarding the WASPI campaign and the impact of legislation increasing the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s

Charitable status and independent schools


Published 19/09/2017

This Commons Library briefing paper deals with the charitable status of independent schools, including the public benefit requirement, together with recent developments in this area

Brexit: devolved legislature business


Published 18/09/2017

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

Brexit reading list: economic, business and transport policy issues


Published 18/09/2017

The Commons Library has compiled, from a wide range of sources, a selection of analysis and comment relevant to the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union.

Income inequality in the UK


Published 18/09/2017

This briefing paper looks at trends in income inequality in the UK over the last 50 years.

Royal Mail delivery office closures


Published 18/09/2017

A Westminster Hall debate on Royal Mail delivery office closures is scheduled for Wednesday 11 October. The Member leading the debate is Helen Hayes MP.

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill 2017-18


Published 18/09/2017

A briefing on the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill 2017-18.

Children: surrogacy, and single people and parental orders (UK)


Published 18/09/2017

This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers surrogacy and parental orders, in particular the current position for single people who are unable to obtain such an order.

Baby Loss Awareness Week


Published 15/09/2017

This pack will be produced ahead of the general debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Tuesday 10 October 2017 on Baby Loss Awareness Week.