Gazumping, Digital Technology and Copyright – New Official Publications 26.09.16

Newly published official publications from:

Westminster and the UK Government


Photo by Kenn W. Kiser at

Brexit; an academic conference “Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU what will happen next? When the UK Government starts to negotiate the withdrawal process the current situation in a range of policy areas – from fisheries to human rights – is likely to change. This conference, open to academics and parliamentary researchers, is an opportunity to build relationships and discuss the impact of Brexit on key policy areas.”
To be held on Thursday the 10th of November at 9 am to 12.30 pm, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament. Deadline for applications; 7th October 2016.  (See also “useful research on the impact of Brexit on key policy areas”)

New nuclear power research briefing “This note looks at current proposals for new nuclear power stations, and outlines other nuclear energy generation methods relating to the development of small modular reactors and for exploiting the UK’s plutonium stockpile. Finally, longer term options involving nuclear fusion are briefly acknowledged.”

Gazumping – a comparison of the English and Scottish conveyancing systems “Constituents who have been ‘gazumped’ frequently ask why the Government does not act to make gazumping illegal in England and Wales. Specifically, they ask why the Government does not introduce the Scottish system of conveyancing. This note provides an overview and comparison of the two systems of conveyancing.”

 The Scottish Parliament and Government


Photo by Stuart Whitmore at

Disposable Household Income in Scotland 2014 “This briefing looks at the Office for National Statistics’ publication Regional Gross Disposable Household Income from 1997 to 2014.”

Report of Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion “The report of the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion, which was commissioned by Scottish Ministers in 2015 to consider these issues and make recommendations for improvement.”

Enhancing Learning and Teaching Through the Use of Digital Technology “This strategy aims to improve the current situation by creating the conditions to allow all of Scotland’s educators, learners and parents to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology in order to raise attainment, ambition and opportunities for all.”

The European Union

Photo by Kelvin Stuttard at

Photo by Kelvin Stuttard at

Eurostat regional yearbook 2016 “The Eurostat Regional yearbook 2016 gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the EU Member States, as well as the regions of the EFTA and candidate countries.”

European Parliament Think Tank; In-depth analysis: Low and negative interest rates; “The current very low/negative interest rate environment is the subject of much debate. On one side, the central banks claim that it is not the cause of the problem but the solution, as it should boost investments and spur growth. On the other, a number of Member States claim that the low rates ‘expropriate’ savers, and financial intermediaries argue that they are putting their tried and tested business models at risk. This analysis introduces interest rates, looks at the causes behind their sustained decline and presents the current state of the debate.”

European Commission Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market (COM(2016) 593) “The evolution of digital technologies has changed the way works and other protected subject-matter are created, produced, distributed and exploited. In December 2015, the Commission issued a Communication ‘Towards a modern, more European copyright framework which outlined targeted actions and a long-term vision to modernise EU copyright rules. This proposal is one of the measures aiming at addressing specific issues identified in that Communication.”

Office for National Statistics

Photo by Scott Liddell at

Photo by Scott Liddell at

Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK 2015 “Presents data on birth registrations in the UK by area of usual residence of mother.”

Oil and Gas production statistics 2015-16 “This publication includes estimates of oil and gas production activity in Scotland (including Scottish adjacent waters). It reports production volumes, approximate sales income, operating costs and capital expenditure for the calendar years 1999 to 2015 and financial years 1999-00 to 2015-16.“

Measuring national well-being in the UK, domains and measures: Sept 2016 “An assessment of UK progress against a set of headline national well-being indicators which include our health, natural environment, personal finances and crime. Change over time is also assessed to establish whether national well-being is improving or deteriorating.”

If you’d like to know more about official publications just get in touch with us at the Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit on Level 7 of the library. We’re open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and can be contacted on 0141 330 6740 or

Categories: Library, Official Publications

Tags: , , , , , ,

1 reply

  1. Reblogged this on SWOP Forum.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: