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  • This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on the European Union budget. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

    Commons Briefing Papers

    DateDescription
    09.11.2016Brexit: some legal, constitutional and financial unknowns
    This Commons Library briefing looks at some of the basic 'unknowns' relating to Brexit. The unknowns cover areas such as a role for the UK Parliament and the devolved legislatures in the Brexit process, relations with the EU institutions, the economic impact on the UK, and changes to citizens' rights.
    01.11.2016EU budget and the UK's contribution
    This note considers the EU's spending and how it is financed. It includes the UK's contributions and receipts to and from the EU budget and discusses the UK's rebate.
    26.08.2016Brexit: impact across policy areas
    This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers what impact Brexit might have. This will depend, among other things, on the Brexit negotiations, whether the UK stays in the European Economic Area and how the Government fills any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
    13.06.2016In brief: UK-EU economic relations
    This note sets out, in brief, some of the main indicators of the UK's economic relationship with the EU, including trade, investment, employment and the UK's contribution to the EU Budget.
    26.05.2016EU Referendum: analysis of the UK's new EU Settlement
    This Commons Library briefing looks at the new Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union agreed at the European Council on 17-19 February 2016. The Settlement consists of seven texts: a Decision and a Statement of Heads of State or Government and five Declarations.
    09.02.2016EU referendum: UK's EU reform negotiations and the Tusk package
    This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the Prime Minister's proposals for EU reform, which he set out in a letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in November 2015, concerning four broad areas: economic governance, competitiveness, sovereignty and free movement. It also looks at Donald Tusk's package of draft texts to address UK concerns, their implications and prospects for agreement.
    13.07.2015The 1974-75 UK Renegotiation of EEC Membership and Referendum
    Why did the UK Government decide to renegotiate the UK's terms of EEC membership in 1974-75? What was the outcome of the negotiations and what did the Referendum Bill say? This briefing looks at the Labour Government's renegotiation and indicates where there are parallels with the present Government's renegotiation agenda.
    18.06.2015European Union (Finance) Bill 2015-16
    The Commons Library's briefing note on the European Union (Finance) Bill 2015-16.
    30.10.2014CAP reform 2014-20: EU Agreement and Implementation in the UK and in Ireland (updated)
    CAP reform 2014-2020 has been agreed and is now being implemented. This paper sets out stakeholder reaction and key implementation decisions for the four countries of the UK, and also of Ireland. It updates the November 2013 version which was prepared as government consultations on implementation were still on-going.
    18.09.2013The economic impact of EU membership on the UK
    How does membership of the EU affect the UK economy? How does the UK's situation compare with that of Norway or Switzerland? This note looks for the answers.

    Lords Library Notes

    DateDescription
    27.10.2016Leaving the European Union: Funding for Universities and Scientific Research
    This House of Lords Library briefing provides information on current university and research funding in the UK and identifies some of the key issues raised about this funding following the UK's referendum vote to withdraw from the EU.
    12.05.2016Queen's Speech 2016 Day 2: Foreign and European Affairs, International Development and Defence
    The House of Lords is due to debate the Queen's Speech over four days between 19 and 25 May 2016. This briefing is one of four prepared by the House of Lords Library to cover the themes of each day of debate.

    Select Committee Reports

    DateDescription
    22.03.2011EU Financial Framework from 2014.
    European Union Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
    21.07.2009The EC budget 2010.
    European Union Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
    15.06.2009Financial management in the European Union.
    Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]

    Early Day Motions

    DateDescription
    16.11.2010EU FUNDING FOR TWINING TEA
    That this House believes that it is absolutely right that businesses choose how to run their affairs, but notes with concern that funding of at least 10 million euros was approved for ...
    20.10.2010EUROPEAN COMPETENCES
    That this House notes that there are increasing demands from France and Germany for a new European Union Treaty; further notes that theEuropean Parliament itself has now proposed a ...
    10.11.2008EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS' REFUSAL TO CERTIFY THE EU BUDGET
    That this House notes that the European Court of Auditors has, for the 14th year in succession, refused to certify the EU budget; further notes that Britain is the second largest net ...
    19.11.2007EUROPEAN UNION BUDGET
    That this House expresses concern that the European Court of Auditors has refused to approve the EU budget for the thirteenth consecutive year; notes that the Court's report for 2006 ...

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    Glossary

    • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
    • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
    • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
    • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
    • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses
     

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