Wellbeing as an Indicator of National Performance

Many countries, including the UK, have developed ways of measuring national wellbeing to complement gross domestic product as the main indicator of national performance. Proponents argue wellbeing data can help in identifying government spending priorities and evaluating which interventions are successful in improving people’s lives. There are calls for a wellbeing approach to be better embedded in policymaking.…

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India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019

This House of Lords Library Briefing contains a selection of material relevant for the forthcoming debate to ask Her Majesty’s Government “what assessment they have made of the impact of India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, passed on 11 December 2019, on UK citizens, and what representations they have made, if any, to the government of India as a result”.…

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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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Impact of ‘Hostile Environment’ Policy

This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the debate due to take place in the House of Lords on the motion moved by Lord Bassam of Brighton that “this House takes note of the impact of the Government’s ‘hostile environment’ approach towards illegal immigration on those with residency and employment rights”. The Briefing summarises the background to the policy, measures introduced in connection to it, commentary on the impact of the policy, and recent developments, including those relating to the ‘Windrush generation’.…

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Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration Report: An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

This House of Lords Library Briefing provides background information on the recent report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, ahead of a debate on this subject scheduled to take place on 7 June 2018.…

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