All Commons Briefing Papers
26 Documents
05.05.2016UK steel industry: statistics and policy
The steel industry: statistical summary of the UK and international industry; analysis of current prospects; summary of Government policy; timeline of events.
18.03.2016Budget 2016: a summary
A summary of Budget 2016 and the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts for the economy and public finances.
17.03.2016Enterprise Zones
The Government has announced the location of 44 Enterprise Zones in England, with plans for a further 4. Businesses in these small areas will benefit from tax and planning concessions and superfast broadband.
12.02.2016EU referendum: impact of an EU exit in key UK policy areas
This paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers how it might change if the UK left the EU: would UK citizens benefit? This would depend on how the Government filled any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
02.11.2015Corporate Economic Crime
A forthcoming backbench business committee debate looks at corporate economic crime. This brief outlines the issues involved and highlights those responsible for prosecuting such crime. It includes links to further reading and resources.
06.10.2015The construction industry: statistics and policy
Key statistics on the construction industry - employment, new orders, output. Also construction sector policy intitiatives.
05.10.2015Motor industry: statistics and policy
Motor manufacturing in the UK. Statistics and policy regarding this industry.
02.10.2015Industries in the UK
This note presents data on the value and relative contribution of major industries to the UK economy
02.10.2015The retail industry: statistics and policy
Key data on the retail sector in the UK. Government policy and pressures facing the industry are also discussed.
06.08.2015Manufacturing: statistics and policy
Manufacturing in the UK - key data and a summary of government policy
18.06.2015International comparisons of manufacturing output
Manufacturing: comparisons of manufacturing in the UK and other major economies since 1970.
27.05.2015Tourism: statistics and policy
Visitors to and from the UK, domestic tourism, the impact of the 2012 Olympic Games, the contribution of tourism to the UK economy and the Government's tourism policy.
19.05.2015Key Issues for the 2015 Parliament
This book examines the key issues facing the House of Commons over the course of the 2015 Parliament - from the public finances to the UK's membership of the EU and from school places for children to climate change.
10.03.2015Sources of Statistics: Industry
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on UK industries.
04.03.2015The aerospace industry: statistics and policy
This note analyses key statistics and presents details of how Government policy supports the industry.
04.09.2014Business support schemes - statistics
Statistics on take up and cost of Government schemes that support businesses and SMEs
02.04.2014Industrial policy, 2010 to 2015
Industrial policy is the way that government supports industry to boost the economy. This note surveys industrial policy since 2010.
21.03.2014Construction Industry Training Board Levy
Construction Industry Training Board Levy is paid by eligation construction firms. Money raised is used to pay for training and skill development.
21.01.2014The Deep Sea Mining Bill 2013-14
Mrs Sheryll Murray MP came fourth in the ballot for Private Members' Bills and has introduced the Deep Sea Mining Bill 2013/14 which will receive its have its Report Stage on the 24 January 2014..
10.12.2013State Aid
State Aid is financial assistance provided by EU Member States to companies or industries and is generally prohibited under European Commission law. This note explains what counts as State Aid, the motivation for the rules and the notification process.
31.05.2013The productivity puzzle
This note looks at some of the suggested reasons why productivity in the UK has not recovered to its previous levels - the so called 'productivity puzzle'
12.09.2012Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill
This briefing has been prepared to inform the Second Reading debate on the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill
29.09.2009Vehicle scrappage scheme
This note provides an overview of the vehicle scrappage scheme in the UK.
12.03.2009Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill
This Bill would amend section 8(5) of the Industrial Development Act 1982 and section 1(1) of the Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991. The Bill proposes to increase the total level of financial support to industry allowed under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982. The Bill also proposes to widen support provided by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) to include exports that have already taken place.
02.05.2007An economic introduction to India
An economic introduction to India. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/40.
28.06.2004Small firms: Red Tape
Small firms: red tape. House of Commons Research Paper 04/52.
All Select Committee Reports
14 Select Committee Reports
19.10.2011Retail distribution review.
Government response. Treasury Select Committee; Treasury; Financial Services Authority report [Commons]
06.07.2011Retail distribution review.
Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
12.05.2011Government assistance to industry.
Government response. Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills report [Commons]
10.02.2011Government assistance to industry.
Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]
18.03.2010Industry and Innovation in the North East of England.
Government response. North East Select Committee report [Commons]
26.01.2010Ports in Wales.
Government response. Department for Transport; Welsh Affairs Select Committee report [Commons]
15.12.2009Risk and reward: sustaining a higher value-added economy.
Government response. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]
09.12.2009Industry and innovation in the north east of England.
North East Select Committee report [Commons]
08.12.2009Green jobs and skills.
Environmental Audit Select Committee report [Commons]
23.11.2009The impact of the current economic and financial situation on businesses in the West Midlands region....
Communities and Local Government; West Midlands Select Committee report [Commons]
27.10.2009Ports in Wales.
Welsh Affairs Select Committee report [Commons]
20.07.2009Risk and reward: sustaining a higher value-added economy.
Business and Enterprise Select Committee report [Commons]
24.06.2009Engineering: turning ideas into reality.
Government response. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]
18.03.2009Engineering: turning ideas into reality.
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]