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    Where will Britain’s future energy supply come from?

    Net Zero commitments, rising energy prices and calls for increased energy independence raise questions over where Britain’s future energy supply will come from.

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    Research Briefing

    Dormant Assets Act 2022

    An Act to expand the scope of an existing scheme that enables dormant assets to be spent on good causes. Royal Assent was obtained on 24 February 2022.

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    Research Briefing

    Improving the home buying and selling process in England

    This paper provides an overview of the home buying and selling process in England, stakeholder concerns, and Government proposals to improve the process. It also outlines the conveyancing process in Scotland.

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    Research Briefing

    Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid)

    This note outlines the development of EU legislation designed to improve the Single Market in equity investments through the MiFID, and now MiFID II, Directives.

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    Research Briefing

    Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

    An explanation of the Act's three main measures on: (1) a beneficial ownership register of Overseas Entities owning UK property; (2) Unexplained Wealth Orders; and (3) Sanctions.

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    Research Briefing

    Regulating online harms

    This Library Briefing looks at the Government's plans to regulate harmful online content.

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    Insight

    Buy Now Pay Later: An “urgent need” to regulate

    The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) sector is soon to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). What are the next steps for legislation?

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    Research Briefing

    Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill 2017-19

    This Briefing Paper was prepared for the second reading of the Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill 2017-19 on Monday 11 February 2019. It was updated after Committee Stage on 26 February 2019.

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    Research Briefing

    Building Safety Bill: committee stage

    This briefing covers progress of the Building Safety Bill 2021-22 during its Commons committee stage. The remaining stages in the Commons are scheduled to take place on 19 January 2022.

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    Research Briefing

    Corporate criminal liability in England and Wales

    This briefing discusses the circumstances in which corporates can commit crimes in England and Wales, setting out recent developments and proposals for reform.

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    Research Briefing

    Company audits: problems and solutions

    This briefing explains how audit works, the problems the industry faces and the Government's proposals for reform.

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    Research Briefing

    Queen’s Speech 2022

    This Library briefing identifies issues and bills that may appear in the Queen's Speech on 10 May 2022 or require legislation in the forthcoming parliamentary session.

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    Research Briefing

    Financial Guidance and Claims Bill 2017-19

    Looks at the provisions of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 and the debates on it when the legislation was before Parliament

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    Research Briefing

    Pension Schemes Bill 2019-21

    Looks at the Pension Schemes Bill 2019-21 which covers Collective Money Purchase Schemes, Pensions Dashboards and stronger powers for the Pensions Regulator