Brexit, Business Churning and Drones – Newly published Official Publications 24.10.16

Newly published official publications from :

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Brexit: Higher Education in Scotland – “This briefing offers information and reflection on the implications for higher education institutions in Scotland of the recent EU referendum and the resulting vote to leave the European Union. It is one in a series that consider the implications for different policy areas of the UK leaving the European Union.”

Options for the United Kingdom’s future trading relationship with the European Union – “This briefing for the European and External Relations Committee outlines the options for the UK’s trading relationship with the EU after Brexit. It sets out what different trading options mean, from European Economic Area membership through to relying only on World Trade Organisation rules without any specific bilateral or regional agreement in place. It also shows the results of the possible economic impact of the different options on the Scottish economy when compared to European Union membership based on modelling by the Fraser of Allander Institute.”

Consultation on a Draft Referendum Bill – “This consultation paper invites views on the proposals for how the referendum would be run. A draft Scottish Independence Referendum bill is set out as an appendix to the document.”

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Commons Library (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Civilian drones – “This paper outlines current regulations for the use of recreational and commercial drones in the UK. It also presents recent policy development in the UK and internationally, as well as emerging technological and regulatory issues related to drone integration into domestic airspace.

Commons Library analysis of the Sexual Offences (Pardons Etc.) Bill 2016-17 – “The Sexual Offences (Pardons Etc.) Bill 2016-17 is a Private Member’s Bill. It would pardon anyone convicted of certain historic gay sex offences. It would also extend the existing “disregard scheme” under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.”

Sale of consumer goods, services and digital content at a distance – “This Commons briefing paper provides information on the main provisions of the Consumer Contracts Regulations. It also outlines other legislation which may regulate distance selling.

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2016

European Parliament © European Union 2016

Brexit: Implications and outlook [What Think Tanks are thinking] – “Uncertainty about the future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom has contributed to turbulence on financial markets and in European politics, following the country’s vote by referendum on 23 June to leave the EU. The new British Prime Minister, Teresa May, detailed some of her plans in a speech at the Conservative Party conference in October 2016, indicating that the UK would invoke the Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union by March 2017, a move needed for a member state to leave the Union. There is still lack of clarity on crucial aspects of the UK’s departure, such as whether it wishes to remain part of the EU’s single market or customs union, what the impact may be on EU’s and the UK’s economies and how the country’s Parliament may be involved in process of leaving the EU. This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports published by major international think tanks and other research centres in response to the UK referendum.”

Links between Pharmaceutical R&D Models and Access to Affordable Medicines – “Each patient in the European Union has a right of access to care. National governments face the challenge to balance resources against healthcare demand to ensure that populations enjoy equitable access to effective, affordable and sustainable healthcare. This study describes the main challenges with regard to access to affordable medicines, including Research & Development, pricing and reimbursement of medicines and the influence of the economic crisis. Potential policy options to tackle these challenges are presented, drawing on best practices and a review of specific measures implemented in different European countries. This document was provided by Policy Department A for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.”

Office for National Statistics

Earning, learning and business churning: revealing London’s industrial economy in 2015 – “A collection of articles investigating the workforce and businesses in selected industrial sectors within London’s economy. Each article focuses on an individual industrial section or division, investigating the age and sex structure, occupations, qualifications, earnings and other features of people working in the industry, as well as the numbers, locations and features of businesses within the industry. Data will cover the London region in 2015, using time series where possible, drawing results from various sources.”

Population dynamics of UK city regions since mid-2011 – “A comparison of growth rates of city regions, as well as individual components of change – births, deaths, internal migration and international migration.”


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