International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs


Published 21/02/2018

This House of Commons briefing paper answers some frequently asked questions about international and EU students in the UK. It sets out statistics in this area and outlines policy issues including the potential impact of Brexit and the net migration target on international and EU student recruitment.

Workers underpaid the minimum wage


Published 21/02/2018

The minimum wage is one of the fundamental employment rights in the UK. But the minimum wage doesn’t enforce itself. This briefing looks at what is known about workers paid less than the minimum wage.

Funding higher education


Published 21/02/2018

On 28 February 2018 at 9:30am, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on Funding higher education, sponsored by Gary Streeter MP.

People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, January 2018


Published 21/02/2018

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.

The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill 2017-19


Published 21/02/2018

The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill 2017-19 is tabled for its Second Reading on 23 February 2018. This briefing paper provides background on the organ donation consent system, an overview of the Bill, and views on this.

UK Fisheries Management


Published 21/02/2018

Following EU withdrawal the UK will have full responsibility for fisheries policy and management within its waters. This POSTnote summarises the science used to inform management, current approaches to EU fisheries, and challenges and opportunities for future UK fisheries management

Debate on an e-petition relating to ending the export of live farm animals after the UK leaves the European Union


Published 21/02/2018

This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 4.30pm on Monday 26 February 2018 on an e-petition relating to ending the export of live farm animals after the UK leaves the European Union. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Petitions Committee and it will be opened by Steve Double MP.

Universities Superannuation Scheme


Published 20/02/2018

Looks at the consultation on the 2017 valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and the proposed reforms

Gig Economy: Legal Status of Gig Economy Workers and Working Practices


Published 20/02/2018

This Lords Library Briefing provides information on current employment law, and what it means to be ‘self-employed’, a ‘worker’, or an ‘employee’.

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages


Published 20/02/2018

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL] in the House of Lords on 27 February 2018.