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    Research Briefing

    Financial Services and Markets Bill 2022-23

    Background to and discussion of the Bill, which would implement changes to the regulation of financial services arising from the UK's departure from the EU.

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    Debate Pack

    Government’s regulatory approach to crypto-assets and currencies

    A Westminster Hall debate on the Government's regulatory approach to crypto-assets and currencies is scheduled for Wednesday 7 September 2022 at 9.30am. The Member leading the debate is Martin Docherty-Hughes MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Mobile roaming in the EU after Brexit

    This page provides information about mobile roaming charges for UK customers after the end of the Brexit transition period.

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    Research Briefing

    Aviation FAQs

    This briefing answers Frequently Asked Questions about aviation, including complaints; disabled passenger rights, delays and compensation, Brexit, climate change, and noise.

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    Research Briefing

    British Steel Pension Scheme

    Looks at the 'time to choose' exercise carried out when the British Steel Pension Scheme was restructured in 2017/18, and the following reviews and redress scheme

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    Debate Pack

    The funeral plan industry

    A Westminster Hall debate on ‘The funeral plan industry’ has been scheduled for Thursday 26 May 2022 from 3pm. The debate has been initiated by Lucy Allan MP.

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    Research Briefing

    The potential for direct rule in the British Virgin Islands

    Alleged corruption has been uncovered in the British Virgin Islands. In June 2022, the UK said it would not impose direct rule at present but would monitor progress.

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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 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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    Research Briefing

    Pensions: defined benefit superfunds

    This briefing paper covers the development of defined benefit superfunds, their regulation, and policy debate.

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    Research Briefing

    The UK Overseas Territories and their Governors

    The UK has 14 Overseas Territories. The paper describes the role of UK-appointed Governors to make law and policy on reserved topics, such as external affairs.

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    Research Briefing

    Roads and Vehicle regulation FAQs

    This briefing paper answers Frequently Asked Questions about roads and vehicle regulation.

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    Research Briefing

    Alcohol taxation and the pub trade

    This briefing looks at the way alcoholic drinks are taxed, and recent proposals made by the Government for reform.

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    Constituency Casework

    Freeholders’ estate and service charges

    Information on the position of freehold home owners who pay a service charge for the upkeep of communal areas on their estates.

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    Research Briefing

    The Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [HL]

    This paper provides background and commentary on the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill which has its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 1 February 2016.

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