The care home market (England) - withdrawn


Published 13/02/2018

Please note that this briefing paper has been withdrawn, and replaced by CBP8003, Social care: care home market – structure, issues, and cross-subsidisation (England).

Revised Government spending plans for 2017-18


Published 12/02/2018

This briefing discusses the procedure for revising Government spending plans in-year. It summarises the changes the Government proposes to Departmental budgets in 2017-18.

Unemployment - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators


Published 12/02/2018

Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.

Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators


Published 09/02/2018

Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England’s and international, quantitative easing policy.

Exchange rates: Key Economic Indicators


Published 09/02/2018

Exchange rates: Data on the value of the pound relative to other major international currencies.

Trade: Key Economic Indicators


Published 09/02/2018

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

Alcohol: minimum pricing


Published 09/02/2018

This Library Briefing Paper looks at alcohol pricing and calls for a minimum unit price.

Energy prices


Published 09/02/2018

The price of domestic gas and electricity has been relatively stable over the past seven years after increasing steadily through 2000-2008. The price of gas has fallen somewhat in recent years, but electricity prices have risen. The cost of heating oil has fallen over the last three years with particularly large falls to 2016 before a partial rebound in the most recent year.

Bank Branch closures


Published 09/02/2018

A new round of bank branch closures has been announced by several banks. This Note sets out the industry's response.

Economic Indicators, February 2018


Published 09/02/2018

Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.