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 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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House of Lords Rural Economy Committee Report: Time for a Strategy for the Rural Economy

On 8 October 2019 Lord Foster of Bath (Liberal Democrat) is due to move that “this House takes note of the Report from the Select Committee on the Rural Economy Time for a strategy for the rural economy”. The report was published in April 2019, and the Government responded in July 2019. This briefing provides a short summary of the key elements of the report and responses, and a selection of further information on the topic of the rural economy.…

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Trade Unions, Collective Action and the 100th Anniversary of the International Labour Organization

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place on 18 July 2019. Lord Jordan (Labour) is to move that “this House takes note of the future of trade unions; and of wider industry representation, solidarity and collective action; and of the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization”.…

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Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Committee Report: The Future of Seaside Towns

This House of Lords Library Briefing Pack contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming debate on the report from the Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities ‘The Future of Seaside Towns’.…

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