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Commons Library Aug 16
In January the High Court ruled that had wrongly interpreted regulations on how earned income should be calculated for claimants. DWP is seeking appeal. Our impartial briefing looks at the problems working claimants can experience
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Commons Library Aug 16
The is investigating the use of live facial recognition in the King's Cross area. Read our impartial Insight analysing the challenges and concerns of live facial recognition technology, alongside the Government's response to these concerns
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Commons Library Aug 16
UK farmers receive €4 billion a year under the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The UK will leave CAP when it leaves the . But what happens to farm payments after ? Our latest Insight set outs the Government's plans
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Commons Library Aug 15
Over 1 million people have applied for the Settlement Scheme registering EU (excluding Irish), EEA and Swiss nationals to live in the UK. Our interactive Insight analyses the latest data by and will be updated monthly. Read it now
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Commons Library Aug 15
Today is ! This week we published research looking at how university admissions work, unconditional offers and the Government’s review. Find out more
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Commons Library Aug 14
To mitigate against historical discrimination, the ‘good character’ requirement has been removed from some applications to register for British citizenship. Who will be affected? Our latest Insight explains
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Commons Library Aug 14
Financial services are an important part of the UK economy, contributing £29bn in tax in 2017/18. What plans are there for UK financial services after ? Read our latest analysis
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Commons Library Aug 14
Hello, our research on 'Farming and fishing' can be found here: (it's not very obvious in the navigation, but we are making improvements to our website). Best, Lina
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Commons Library Aug 14
Could there be an 'Association Agreement' between the UK and EU after ? It could include a 'Deep & Comprehensive Free Trade Area' but would require some alignment of UK and EU law, which the UK Government may not find acceptable. Find out more
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Commons Library Aug 14
A new policy by calls for predicted grades to be scrapped. Should students apply to university after they've received their exam results? For an impartial take on the key issues, read our briefing
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Commons Library Aug 13
Stop-and-search powers: Police are no longer expected to follow voluntary guidance on 'no-suspicion' searches, announces . What are no-suspicion searches? And what difference could these changes make? Our latest Insight explains
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Commons Library Aug 13
MPs return to in two weeks. Want to know what's happening in Westminster and beyond? Stay up-to-date with free, impartial research delivered straight to your inbox. Choose from over 30 topics. Subscribe today at
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Commons Library Aug 12
The PM has announced plans to build new prison places in England & Wales. Our briefing, published in Dec 2018, discusses attempts to build and renovate prisons under the 'Prison Estate Transformation Programme' originally announced in 2016. Find out more
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Commons Library Aug 12
Hi Jonathan, here is the updated link:
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Commons Library Aug 12
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Commons Library Aug 12
Thanks for letting us know - here is the updated link:
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Commons Library Aug 12
Update on UK party membership figures: has the most members at 485,000. is now the second-largest party in the UK, having previously fallen behind in 2018. Want to know more? Our briefing has the details
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Commons Press Office Aug 9
: was established in 1818. Their experts publish impartial research and analysis on legislation and topical issues. Take a look at some of their recent work on Brexit: ➡️ ➡️ ➡️
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Commons Library Aug 9
📚It's ! What do MPs read? Take a look at our top 5 most-borrowed books ⬇️ and for a full list visit
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Commons Library Aug 8
According to statistics, 109,275 adults became naturalised British citizens in 2018. What are the current requirements for naturalisation? And what are the differences for spouses of British citizens and others? Our new briefing has more
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