Economic recovery: key issues for the 2010 Parliament

Recession and recovery

The UK is out of recession. Are we safe from return? And when will output recover to pre-recession levels?

The future of financial services

Governments at home and abroad must decide how they want financial services to operate post-credit crunch

Manufacturing a recovery

A weak pound offers hope for manufacturing, but it does not guarantee success

Unemployment hotspots

Unemployment has risen in all constituencies – but not equally

Young people in the labour market

The recession has hit the young particularly hard. Will targeted policies be effective in the long run?

Latest Key Issues

The Commons Library has produced a Key Issues for the new Parliament 2015.

Contact information

We provide MPs and their staff with impartial briefings to support their work in scrutinising Government, proposing legislation, and supporting constituents.

The Library's publicly available briefings are available on the website and if you wish to offer feedback, please contact: