All Standard Notes
17 Documents
13.11.2014Manufacturing: statistics and policy
Manufacturing in the UK - key data and a summary of government policy
Productivity: Data showing UK productivity by sector and comparisons of UK productivity with other G7 countries.
04.09.2014Business support schemes - statistics
Statistics on take up and cost of Government schemes that support businesses and SMEs
29.08.2014The Aerospace Industry
The aerospace industry is considered by the Government as a 'phenomenal success story' and a sector that offers 'tremendous opportunities for growth'. The UK has a 17% global market share in aerospace industry revenues, making it the largest in Europe and second only to the US worldwide.
13.08.2014Enterprise Zones
The Government has announced the location of 25 new Enterprise Zones in England. Businesses in these small areas will benefit from tax and planning concessions and superfast broadband.
26.06.2014International comparisons of manufacturing output
Manufacturing: comparisons of UK manufacturing and other major economies since 1970.
13.06.2014The construction industry: statistics and policy
Key statistics on the construction industry - employment, new orders, output. Also construction sector policy intitiatives.
05.06.2014The retail industry: statistics and policy
Key data on the retail secotr in the UK. Government policy and pressures facing the industry are also discussed.
Inbound and outbound visitors to and from the UK, domestic tourism in the UK, the impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on tourism, the contribution of tourism to the UK economy and the Government's tourism policy.
02.04.2014Industrial policy since 2010
Industrial policy is the way that government supports industry to boost the economy. This note surveys industrial policy since 2010.
26.03.2014Motor Industry
Motor manufacuturing in the UK. The industry is worth around 1% of UK output, 10.4 billion.
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.
25.09.2013Industries in the UK
This note presents data on the value and relative contribution of major industries to the UK economy
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'
29.09.2009Vehicle scrappage scheme
This note provides an overview of the vehicle scrappage scheme in the UK.
All Research Papers
4 Documents
12.09.2012Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill
This briefing has been prepared to inform the Second Reading debate on the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill
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]