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    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Support for businesses

    An overview of initiatives to support businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Debate Pack

    Promotion and regulation of financial products on Black Friday

    A Westminster Hall debate on the promotion and regulation of financial products on Black Friday has been scheduled for Tuesday 23 November 2021 from 2.30 to 4pm. The debate has been initiated by Stella Creasy MP.

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    Research Briefing

    The Football Index collapse – a timeline

    This Research Briefing gives a timeline of events relating to the collapse of Football Index in 2021.

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    Debate Pack

    E-petition 319891, relating to the sale and use of fireworks

    A debate on an e-petition relating to the sale and use of fireworks will take place in Westminster Hall on Monday 8th November 2021, from 4:30pm. Elliot Colburn MP will open the debate.

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    Research Briefing

    Company audits: problems and solutions

    This briefing explains how audit works, the problems the industry faces and the Government's proposals for reform.

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    Debate Pack

    Opposition Day Debate: Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits

    On Wednesday 15 September there will be an Opposition Day Debate on the motion 'That this House calls on the Government to cancel its planned cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit which from the end of September 2021 will reduce support for many hardworking families by £1,040 a year.'

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    Research Briefing

    Football governance – time for change?

    This Library Paper gives background to the Fan-led review of football governance, announced by the Government in April 2021.

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    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Impact on household savings and debt

    This briefing paper provides official statistics on household savings and debt since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and discusses the groups which are more likely than average to have experienced an increase in household debt. It also compares the impact of coronavirus with the 2008/09 financial crisis.

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    Research Briefing

    The collapse of Blackmore Bond plc

    This briefing discusses the collapse of mini-bond issuer Blackmore Bond plc and the calls for regulatory reform as a result.

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    Debate Pack

    Enabling community energy

    A debate has been scheduled in Westminster Hall on Thursday 1 July 2021 at 1.30pm on enabling community energy. The subject for this debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee and the Members introducing the debate are Wera Hobhouse MP, Ben Lake MP and Peter Aldous MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Community energy

    Community energy refers to energy projects that are wholly or partially owned and controlled by local communities. The projects can span generation – usually renewable or low carbon – or demand reduction such as energy efficiency.

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    Debate Pack

    Effect of the covid-19 outbreak on retirement communities

    On 1 July 2021 at 3:15pm there will be a Westminster Hall Debate on the covid-19 pandemic experience of retirement communities. This debate will be led by Jim Shannon MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2019-21: Background

    The Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill [Bill 268 2019-21] (the Bill) is a Government Bill introduced to Parliament on 9 March 2021. The Bill’s Second Reading is scheduled for 15 and 16 March. This landing page provides an overview of the Bill. It also provides links for further Library briefings on specific aspects of the Bill.

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    Research Briefing

    London Capital & Finance

    An overview of the consequences of the collapse London Capital & Finance Plc (LC&F) for those who invested in the firm's 'mini-bonds'.There is a separate Library briefing on the Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill 2021-22.

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    Research Briefing

    The UK competition regime

    This note describes how competition law works in the UK. It considers past and proposed reforms, the implications of Brexit and competition in digital markets.

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