Coronavirus: Impact on the labour market

This paper is up to date as of 3 July 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.…

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The growth in short-term lettings (England)

This Commons Library briefing paper examines the growth in short-term lettings through online peer-to-peer platforms. It outlines the positive impacts of the accommodation sharing economy, and growing concerns about the adverse effects of high levels of short-term lettings in some areas. The paper discusses calls from some sectors for greater regulation of short-term lettings in England, and provides a brief overview of the regulatory approaches in other countries. …

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Spring Budget 2020: Background briefing

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.

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The Criminal Cases Review Commission’s process for review of convictions relating to the Post Office and Horizon accounting system

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.…

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Use of cash retentions in the construction industry

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.…

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