The coronavirus outbreak is impacting the UK economy in a number of different ways: from supply chain disruption to the closure of businesses for public health reasons. This briefing provides an overview of how the virus is affecting the economy, estimates of the impact on GDP, the policy measures introduced to mitigate the impact, and the effect this all has on the public finances.…Read more
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the 2020 Budget on 11 March. The Finance Bill 2019-21 was published on 17 March. …Read more
Please note: for information on accessing food banks and food parcels during the pandemic please see our briefing Coronavirus: Support for household finances.
For an account of developments in food bank activity over the crisis period see section 7 of this paper, Food Banks in the UK.
Recent research means we have increasing amounts of data on food banks, giving us a fuller picture of their provision across the UK, and providing a more detailed picture of the characteristics of food bank users.
Retail sales: key indicators on the value of retail sales.…Read more
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.…Read more
This is a purely statistical note on public sector borrowing (the budget deficit), public sector debt and government debt interest payments.…Read more
Latest data on government net borrowing and net debt.…Read more
Latest statistics showing changes in UK productivity and comparisons of UK productivity with other G7 countries.…Read more
Background and issues for consideration concerning the Government’s proposed Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU structural funding now that the UK has left the EU.…Read more
A motion on “The EU’s Mandate for Negotiating a New Partnership with the UK” has been scheduled for debate on Thursday 4 June 2020 in the Main Chamber.…Read more
This paper is up to date as of 21 May 2020.
This paper sets out when official statistics which reflect the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak on the labour market will be released, and summarises timely data from a range of sources which provide an indication of the situation in the meantime.…
This short briefing addresses some key issues and FAQs in relation to schools and the Coronavirus outbreak…Read more
This House of Commons library briefing paper gives an update on developments since the earlier paper, Coronavirus: Implications for the further and higher education sectors in England, 17 April 2020 and includes information on the Government support package for universities and students which was announced on 4 May 2020, online delivery of undergraduate courses in 2020/21 and the re-opening of colleges. …Read more
The Parliamentary Constituencies Bill 2019-21…Read more
Manufacturing: Data on manufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.…Read more
Service industries: Data for the sector that incorporates the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.…Read more