What economic support have governments given to businesses and individuals to tackle the impact of the coronavirus? This paper looks at the policies put in place by the EU, governments in Europe, the US and other developed countries.…Read more
Coronavirus may create significant new demands on the benefits system. …Read more
Looks at the development of survivors’ pensions for opposite sex cohabiting couples, particularly in public service pension schemes, and the impact of recent court judgments…Read more
This note looks at the development of the NHS Pension Scheme and current debates…Read more
On 25 March 2020, there will be two topics for the 7th allotted Opposition Day Debate in the House of Commons. The first debate is on the subject of “Social cohesion and community” and the second on “Financial and social emergency support package”, both in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. The House of Commons Library has shared relevant material below. …Read more
This briefing paper explains measures the Government has put in place during the coronavirus outbreak to assist households in retaining their homes and to enable local authorities to tackle the specific challenges faced by rough sleepers. …Read more
The Coronavirus Bill (Bill 122 of 2019-21) was introduced to the House of Commons on 19 March 2020. The Bill is part of the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and is intended to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects of a pandemic.…Read more
This short note focuses on the current debate about the impact of pension tax rules on some senior NHS staff. The broader issues are discussed in Library Briefing Paper CBP 5901 Restricting pension tax relief.
Interactive dashboard providing the latest data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) by constituency…Read more
Provides our latest constituency estimates for Universal Credit roll-out, the Government’s new working-age benefit…Read more
An Opposition Day debate on ‘Statutory Sick Pay’ has been scheduled for Wednesday 18 March 2020. This briefing provides background and resources on the issue. This is a fast-moving issue and should be read as correct at the time of publication.…Read more
The High Income Child Benefit Charge provides for Child Benefit to be clawed back through the tax system from families where the highest earner has an income in excess of £50,000. …Read more
Briefing on the legislation increasing the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s, and the campaigns against it…Read more
This briefing provides an overview of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2019-21, in advance of its Second Reading debate.…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.
This House of Commons Library briefing paper is intended to inform constituents about the financial support available to help with childcare costs.…Read more