Early Intervention

This House of Commons Library briefing analyses early intervention policies aimed at parents and children from conception to age five, covering health, education, social development and financial benefits. This paper also looks at broader arguments around early intervention as a policy approach.…

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What if there’s no Brexit deal?

What could happen if the EU and UK negotiators don’t agree a withdrawal agreement in time and the UK has to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without one – and with no framework for future relations either? This paper looks at how such a situation might come about, the constitutional implications for the UK and in some cases for the devolved administrations, and what the impact might be in a range of policy areas.…

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UK Youth Parliament 2018

Background  On 9 November the House of Commons chamber will host the nineteenth annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament. …

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Social housing: flexible and fixed-term tenancies (England)

Social landlords in England have had discretion not to offer a ‘lifetime’ tenancy to new tenants since 1 April 2012. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 contains provisions which would limit local authorities’ ability to offer longer-term tenancies in certain circumstances. The Government has said that these provisions will not be implemented “at this time”. …

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