This Commons Library briefing paper outlines the measures introduced by the Government, and other authorities, to support household finances during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.…Read more
The FCO has advised against all non-essential global travel and has urged Britons travelling abroad to return to the UK as soon as possible. MPs have questioned the government’s response. Here we look at what the FCO has done to help British travellers return home and reaction from MPs and the media. The paper provides information on how to access FCO travel advice.
This short paper summarises the key transport issues on which the UK and the EU will seek to reach agreement over the course of 2020, as set out in their February 2020 negotiating positions. …Read more
This paper explains what electric vehicles are and how successive governments have planned for infrastructure and provided vehicle grants and incentives to encourage and accommodate their growth. It also sets out how the electricity grid is preparing to accommodate any increased demand from EV charging and looks at comparative emissions from EVs and conventional vehicles.…Read more
This Commons briefing paper provides a summary of the background to the Airline Insolvency Review and its key recommendations. …Read more
The Government aims to double the number of journeys made by bike by 2025, what will the Budget reveal about funding?…Read more
This briefing sets out the background to Spring Budget 2020 which will take place on 11 March 2020. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish revised forecasts for the economy and public finances on the same day.
Active travel means making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. Given active travel is a devolved policy area, this briefing relates primarily to active travel policies in England.…Read more
The UK and EU begin negotiations over their future relationship this week. This paper outlines the UK and EU’s objectives, the main issues of contention and the process being followed in the negotiations …Read more
HS2 is planned to be delivered in three phases which will require at least three separate ‘hybrid’ Bills.…Read more
This paper covers some of the most frequently asked questions on cycling, walking and micro-mobility policy of interest to MPs and their staff.…Read more
In the UK, 297 million air passengers passed through UK airports in 2019.…Read more
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.…Read more
This paper has been written specifically for Members of Parliament and their staff, though others may find it of general…Read more
A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Civil Aviation Authority and aviation safety’ has been scheduled for Thursday 6 February 2020 at 3pm. The debate has been initiated by Alistair Carmichael MP. …Read more
The Commons Library has published several briefing papers in recent years examining surface ship procurement. This short paper looks at the latest developments which include halting the Fleet Solid Support ship competition, a new in-service date for the Type 31 frigates and Sir John Parker’s review of the implementation of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.…Read more