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    Research Briefing

    European Union (Finance) Bill 2015-16

    The Commons Library's briefing note on the European Union (Finance) Bill 2015-16.

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    Research Briefing

    Care Bill [HL] Committee Stage Report

    The Bill would consolidate existing legislation for adult social care in England into a single framework, and introduce reforms to the way care and support is accessed and funded. It also includes reforms to the regulation of health services and care standards, and would establish Health Education England (HEE) and the Health Research Authority (HRA) as statutory non-departmental public bodies. The final section of the Bill would enable the establishment of the Better Care Fund to promote joint working between the NHS and care and support services.

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    Research Briefing

    The UK-EU future relationship negotiations: summary of positions

    The tables in this paper provide a summary of the UK and EU positions in the future relationship negotiations, based on their proposed draft treaty texts and other publicly available statements

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    Research Briefing

    The 2010 Coalition Government at Westminster

    This Standard Note sets out details of the operation of the 2010 Coalition Government and includes information about the various agreements to differ between the two governing parties.

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    Research Briefing

    Local government: commercial property investments

    A briefing on local authorities' acquisition of multi-million pound commercial property portfolios, the advantages and risks, regulation, and commentary.

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    Research Briefing

    Further devolution of powers to Scotland: Universal Credit housing element and payment arrangements

    This note explains the Smith Commission’s proposals and the Draft Scotland Clauses in relation to Universal Credit (UC), including the housing costs element (currently Housing Benefit). As it stands, UC will remain a reserved benefit but the Scottish Parliament would be given the power to vary the housing costs element of UC, and powers to vary the manner and frequency of UC payments.

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    Insights for the new Parliament

    Impartial analysis of some of the key issues that parliamentarians will have to address in the 2019-21 Parliament.

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    Research Briefing

    European Union (Approvals) Bill

    The Bill aims to approve two draft EU Council Regulations made under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

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    Research Briefing

    The regulation of sale and rent back agreements

    All firms undertaking sale and rent back agreements now have to be authorised by the FSA, so giving consumers greater protection. A key feature of the full regime will be that all consumers who undertake a sale and rent back agreement will have a guaranteed minimum tenancy of five years.

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    Travel law: proposed changes to ATOL

    This note looks at the ATOL scheme, focusing on the weaknesses of the ATOL model and the deficit funding of the ATTF. It considers in detail the proposed ATOL reforms contained in secondary and primary legislation. Finally, it also considers EU initiatives for reform to travel law.

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    Research Briefing

    EU Agencies and post-Brexit options

    What are EU agencies and what do they do? Will the UK be able to participate in their activities after Brexit? And what will happen to the two that are based in the UK? This paper looks at the roles and functions of EU agencies, the issues surrounding the two UK-based agencies, and whether there are options for continued UK participation after Brexit.

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    Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

    The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill introduces reforms in a number of areas.