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    Research Briefing

    Islamic marriage and divorce in England and Wales

    This Commons Library briefing paper considers Islamic marriage and divorce in England and Wales and calls which have been made for the law to be changed to require civil registration of all marriages

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Press regulation after Leveson

    This Library Briefing Paper looks at press regulation after the Leveson report.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    No-deal Brexit: A guide to Commons Library research

    The No-deal Brexit: A guide to Commons Library research is an annotated bibliography of sources published by the House of Commons Library on a potential no-deal Brexit. It will be updated regularly. Links to the papers included in the resource are available on this page, the downloadable version includes additional comment on some of the selected papers.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    Brexit next steps: Farm funding in 2020

    When the UK leaves the EU it will leave the Common Agricultural Policy. The Agriculture Bill contains long-term proposals for farm funding starting from 2021. This Insight looks at the farm payments policy for 2020.

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    Research Briefing

    Social Work Regulation (England)

    This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of social work reform and the regulation of the social work profession in England. It also outlines the Government’s plans to establish a new social work specific regulator: Social Work England.

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    Research Briefing

    European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)

    This note brings together resources on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) being introduced in the UK.

  • House of Commons Library

    Debate Pack

    Home Energy and Lifestyle Management Systems and the Green Deal

    There will be a debate in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 9.30 am on Home Energy and Lifestyle Management Systems and the Green Deal. The debate will be opened by Gavin Newlands MP.

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    Research Briefing

    Undercover policing in England and Wales

    This Library briefing paper discusses undercover policing in England and Wales. It explains how undercover operations are regulated and managed. It outlines the criticism of historic undercover policing units and provides details of the ongoing public inquiry into undercover policing.

  • House of Commons Library

    Insight

    Divorce after Brexit

    UK domestic law is unlikely to be affected by Brexit. But Brexit might impact procedural issues involving divorcing spouses from separate EU countries. This insight explains how.

  • House of Commons Library

    Podcast

    Utility prices: How are they calculated?

    How are water, energy and broadband prices calculated? How do these different utilities operate? How are they regulated? And what does this mean for everyday consumers?

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2017-19

    On 20 February the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill will be debated in the House of Commons for the first time. The Bill has proved more contentious than expected.

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    Research Briefing

    European defence: where is it heading?

    In light of Brexit, an increasingly assertive Russia and the unpredictable attitude of the current US administration toward European security, there is, at present. a political appetite for progress in the development of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy. Much has been achieved in the last few years and without the UK, which has historically opposed deeper defence integration, Brexit undoubtedly offers opportunities. The question is: how far will the EU at 27 be willing to go? This is an update to earlier versions of this paper published in May 2018 and May 2019.

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    Research Briefing

    BBC governance and financial accountability

    Arrangements for the governance, regulation and financial scrutiny of the BBC look set to change when a new Royal Charter is agreed. This paper examines what is currently in place and what is proposed.

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    Research Briefing

    Police complaints reform in 2016

    This Library briefing paper summarises the Government's proposed reforms to the police complaints system in England and Wales and to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.