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Commons Library 3h
In 2017/18, 42% of all disposable UK household income went to the 20% of people with the highest household incomes (based on disposable income before housing costs are deducted). What affects social mobility and equality? Find out ahead of today’s debate
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Commons Library 5h
This morning is leading a debate on what may happen if the UK leaves the before 31 October as currently planned. What’s the latest on and the ? And what has the Government been doing? Find out more
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Commons Library 5h
How fast are speeds in your area? And how do they vary in different parts of the country? Use our new dashboard to find data and maps for any constituency in the UK
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Commons Library 22h
Between January and March 2019 the unemployment rate for disabled people was 8%, compared to 3.3% for people without disabilities. What is the disability employment gap? And what is being done to increase the employment rate for people with disabilities?
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Commons Library 23h
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Our latest Insight also explores how the UK has voted over the last 40 years. Which parties have held UK seats in the ? And how has this changed over time?
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Commons Library 23h
There are 73 UK MEPs to be elected to the this Thursday (23 May). How are these elections run in the UK? Find out more from our election specialist
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Commons Library May 21
Earlier this month Commissioner Cressida Dick told that threats to MPs are at “unprecedented” levels. Our Insight also looks at this problem and the steps being taken to tackle it
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Commons Library May 21
After the 2017 General Election 90% of MPs surveyed by said they received some form of abuse. Today MPs are debating intimidation of political candidates led by - what steps is the Government taking after consultations? Find out more
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Commons Library May 21
The Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill was introduced on 8 May 2019 and has its Second Reading today. What works are planned? And which bodies will be responsible for ? Find out more
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Commons Library May 21
Around 1.3 million people in the UK don’t have a bank account. What is the potential impact of a cashless society on individuals and businesses? Find out more ahead of the debate in Westminster Hall this morning
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Commons Library May 20
MPs are debating an e-petition calling for immunity from criminal investigations and prosecutions for soldiers who served in during the Troubles. Our briefing has the background on the ongoing investigations
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Commons Library May 20
Sir Mike Penning MP and are leading a debate on under prescription. Find out more about the law on cannabis based medicinal products
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Commons Library May 20
The Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation for Digital Services) Bill 2017-19 is at the Committee and Remaining Stages point. Get the background on plans to develop a new system to link local authority business rate systems to digital tax accounts
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Commons Library May 17
In January 2018 there were 20,450 pupils in state-funded schools aged 16+ who get special education needs support. How is the provision and funding for 16-25s different to support for school age students? And what does the law say? Our briefing has more
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Commons Library May 17
Some media stories have suggested voters spoilt their ballots in protest at the delay to . But is there any evidence that this was the case? Our latest Insight explores
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Commons Library May 16
Last week Commissioner Cressida Dick told that threats to MPs are at “unprecedented” levels. Our latest Insight looks at this problem and the steps being taken to tackle it
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Commons Library May 16
In the ’s 2017/18 statistics, 52% of religious hate crimes recorded by the police were against Muslims. MPs are debating the definition of after a question from – get the background from our briefing
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Commons Library May 16
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, marking 29 years since the removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. What are the key issues in 2019? Find out more ahead of this morning’s debate
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Commons Library May 15
MPs are debating , led by . Is well managed trophy hunting beneficial to conservation efforts, or should imports of hunting trophies be banned? Find out more about the differing views in our briefing
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Commons Library May 15
took place in England and Northern Ireland earlier this month – which parties won, retained or lost which seats and councils? Get a breakdown of the results including the voter ID pilot
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