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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.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    London Capital & Finance

    An overview of the consequences of the collapse London Capital & Finance Plc (LC&F) for those who invested in the firm's 'mini-bonds'.There is a separate Library briefing on the Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill 2021-22.

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    Research Briefing

    Bankers’ pay

    How concerns about banking executives' pay have been addressed, in particular since the 2007/08 global financial crisis.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Roads and Vehicle regulation FAQs

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

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    The regulation of e-cigarettes

    This briefing paper provides an overview on the regulation of e-cigarettes.

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    Research Briefing

    Brexit and financial services

    What does Brexit mean for financial services? This briefing reviews progress and possibilities – from the 2018 Political Declaration to preparations for Brexit with no deal.

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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

    Hungary: Viktor Orbán’s Government and European reaction

    Viktor Orbán's Government has been in power in Hungary since 2010, and won a fourth consecutive term of office in elections on 3 April 2022. Some developments in Hungary have attracted international attention. This briefing provides an overview

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    Research Briefing

    Proposals to reform financial regulation

    This Note provides a summary of the reforms recommended in the Turner Review, the European Commission's de Larosiere report, documents produced by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and a range of reports produced by the Financial Stability Forum/Financial Stability Board.

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    Research Briefing

    Countering Russian influence in the UK

    Widespread sanctions have been imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine. But there have also been calls for the Government to go further and bring forward long-awaited proposals on countering foreign influence in the UK.

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    Research Briefing

    Fintech: a guide to financial technology

    An overview of what 'fintech' is, the opportunities and challenges it presents, and how the Government has responded to it.

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    Debate Pack

    Opposition Day Debate: Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits

    On Wednesday 15 September there will be an Opposition Day Debate on the motion 'That this House calls on the Government to cancel its planned cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit which from the end of September 2021 will reduce support for many hardworking families by £1,040 a year.'

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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.