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    Constituency casework

    Benefit Cap

    What benefits are included in the cap, how it is applied, and who is exempt.

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    Data dashboards

    Constituency dashboard

    Use our interactive dashboard to explore data for parliamentary constituencies, covering topics such as unemployment, house prices and election results.

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    Constituency casework

    Claiming tax refunds through tax repayment agents

    Find out about tax repayment agents, what they do, if you need to use one, what are the risks and what HMRC is doing about them.

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    Constituency casework

    Financial support for further education students

    Find out what support is available to further education students across the UK to help with their fees and living costs.

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    Data dashboards

    Constituency data: Economic activity, 2021 census

    Find out how many people were employed, unemployed and economically inactive in your constituency at the time of the 2021 census.

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    Research Briefing

    Asylum support: Accommodation and financial support for asylum seekers

    People claiming asylum in the UK are not eligible for mainstream welfare benefits and are generally not allowed to work. Instead, asylum seekers who are destitute can apply to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI, a Home Office directorate) for accommodation or money (or both) while they are waiting for a decision on their asylum claim. This is commonly referred to as ‘asylum support’.

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    Research Briefing

    Spring Budget 2023: A summary

    A summary of the announcements in the Spring Budget of 15 March 2023 and an overview of the latest economic forecasts.

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    Research Briefing

    UK disability statistics: Prevalence and life experiences

    This briefing brings together disability data from a range of sources, providing information on the size and characteristics of the UK's disabled population, and highlighting disparities between the life experiences of disabled and non-disabled people.

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    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Impact on the labour market

    This is the final version of this paper which tracks the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the labour market from January-March 2020 to January-March 2022.

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    Data dashboards

    Local authority data: Adult Disability Payment rollout

    Find data for Scottish local authorities on people claiming Adult Disability Payment, including Library estimates of how far caseload rollout has progressed.

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    Research Briefing

    Universal Credit and the claimant count

    This briefing paper explains how Universal Credit has increased the number of people claiming unemployment benefits, by requiring a broader group of claimants to look for work than was the case under Jobseeker’s Allowance. In January 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions published an ‘alternative’ claimant count for the first time. This models what the claimant count would have been if Universal Credit had been fully in place since 2013.

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    Research Briefing

    Taiwan: Relations with China

    This briefing looks at Taiwan's relationship with China. Their shared history, respective policies, including the "One China" principle, and recent military tensions.