Spring Budget 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the first budget since the 2019 election on 11 March 2020. It contained a series of measures to counteract threats from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Chancellor also announced changes to taxation policy and an increase in public spending.…

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Queen’s Speech: Debate in the House of Lords Day 3

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 3 of the Lords debate on the December 2019 Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: economic affairs, business and public services…

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Queen’s Speech: Debate in the House of Lords Day 4

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 4 of the Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: home affairs, justice, local government, devolved affairs and constitutional affairs.…

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Queen’s Speech: Debate in the House of Lords Day 3

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been published ahead of day 3 of the Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech, covering the following subjects: economic affairs, business, agriculture, environment, energy and transport.…

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Human Rights and Trade Deals

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 3 October 2019. Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench) is to move that “this House takes note of the case for ensuring that human rights are respected in any future trade deals with other countries”.…

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Encouraging Business Growth and Job Creation

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 11 July 2019 in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Conservative) that “this House takes note of the case for creating an environment which encourages (1) business growth, and (2) job creation, especially in relation to the tax system”.…

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Financial Conduct Authority: Report on RBS GRG

This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming question for short debate on what assessment Her Majesty’s Government have made of the ‘Report on the Financial Conduct Authority’s Further Investigative Steps in Relation to RBS GRG’, published on 13 June; and what plans they have to mitigate against any future mistreatment of small and medium-sized enterprises.…

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Public Procurement: Social Value and the Government’s Civil Society Strategy

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the forthcoming debate on the motion moved by Baroness McGregor-Smith (Conservative) that “this House takes note of the case for increasing the social value of public procurement by aligning it with Her Majesty’s Government’s Civil Society Strategy”.…

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