Data on unemployment in the UK. …Read more
A summary of the latest data on employment in the UK. …Read more
This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries. …Read more
A backbench business debate on ‘the Horizon Settlement and the future governance of the Post Office Ltd’ has been scheduled for Thursday 19 March 2020. The debate has been initiated by Kevan Jones MP.…Read more
This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.…Read more
This briefing sets out the background to Spring Budget 2020 which will take place on 11 March 2020. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish revised forecasts for the economy and public finances on the same day.
The fall in the number of UK pubs and bars over the last decade could be taking a U-turn. …Read more
This briefing paper looks at how the number of post offices has changed over time, including by type and region / country. …Read more
This briefing paper looks at women’s participation in the UK labour market and in business. …Read more
A Westminster Hall debate on the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s process for review of convictions relating to the Post Office and Horizon accounting system is scheduled for Thursday 5th March 2020 at 1.30pm.
The Member leading the debate is Lucy Allan MP.…
A Westminster Hall debate on use of cash retentions in the construction industry is scheduled for Thursday 27th February 2020 at 3.00pm. The Member leading the debate is Mr Alan Brown MP.
This briefing contains background information, statistics, and parliamentary and press material, as well as suggested further reading which Members may find useful when preparing for this debate.…
The unemployment rate is higher for people from a BAME background than from a White background, although the rate varies considerably by ethnic group. This short paper summarises trends in unemployment rates and looks at how rates vary by ethnicity, age and gender. …Read more
A Westminster Hall debate on recent trends on apprenticeships in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is scheduled for Thursday 13th February 2020 at 1.30pm.…Read more
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 2.30pm on Tuesday 11 February 2020 on the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy . The debate will be opened by Richard Graham MP.…Read more
This note presents and analyses data on the number of people starting apprenticeships in England and statistics for Parliamentary Constituencies in England.…Read more
This note presents data on economic output and employment in major UK industries.…Read more