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    30 years of the Child Support Act

    Why the Child Support Act 1991 was introduced and a timeline of changes and reform.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, October 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Jobcentre Plus Flexible Support Fund

    From April 2011 a number of schemes operated by Jobcentre Plus – including the Deprived Areas Fund, the Adviser Discretion Fund and the Travel to Interview Scheme – were abolished and replaced by the “Flexible Support Fund” (FSF). The FSF gives Jobcentre Plus Districts greater freedom to tailor back to work support to individual and local need.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, September 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, August 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, July 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, June 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, May 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Housing and Planning Bill: Lords amendments and Ping Pong

    This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on amendments made to the Housing and Planning Bill 2015-16 during its Committee, Report and Third Reading stages in the House of Lords. The paper has been updated to include further consideration of the Bill by the Commons and Lords (Ping Pong).

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, April 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill

    Social security legislation requires the Secretary of State to review benefit levels each year to determine whether they have retained their value relative to prices. For most benefits annual uprating is not mandatory, but historically governments have exercised their discretion by increasing the principal means-tested working-age benefits each April in line with prices. In his 2012 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that increases in most working-age benefits would be limited to 1% a year for three years from 2013-14, as part of a package to deliver additional welfare savings of £3.7 billion a year by 2015-16. The Bill amends primary legislation to enable the decisions on uprating in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to be implemented.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, March 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by constituency, February 2016

    This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, January 2016

    This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency: changes in methodology, 2016

    The Library publishes claimant rates for parliamentary constituencies in its monthly Unemployment by Constituency briefing paper. This note explains the methodology used to calculate the claimant rates.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, December 2015

    This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

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    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by Constituency, November 2015

    This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.