Kelp, Polygamy, and ale – New Official Publications 26.11.18

Newly published official publications from :

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

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

The UK’s Departure from the European Union – An overview of the Withdrawal Agreement. “This briefing provides an overview of the  Withdrawal Agreement reached between the EU and the UK Government  which was endorsed by the European Council on 25 November 2018. If ratified, the Withdrawal Agreement will facilitate the UK’s departure from the EU on 29 March 2019 in an orderly fashion. This briefing examines the Withdrawal Agreement from a Scottish perspective.”

Scotland’s place in Europe: science and research. “Our latest analysis of the implications for Scotland’s science and research if the UK exits the European Union.”

Kelp harvesting. “This briefing provides an overview of kelp harvesting in Scotland, including summary information about kelp habitats, the policy and regulatory environment for different types of kelp harvesting and sustainability implications. The briefing focuses on wild kelp harvesting but also includes information on seaweed aquaculture.”

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

Brexit: the exit bill. “The financial settlement – often labeled the ‘exit bill’ or ‘divorce bill’ – sets out how the UK and EU will settle their outstanding financial commitments to each other.”

Polygamy. “This Commons Library briefing paper deals with when polygamous marriages might be legally recognised; immigration issues; social security benefits and pension entitlement.”

Cyber Security of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure. The 3rd Report from the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Outlook for the special European Council (Article 50), 25 November 2018. “This briefing outlines the main elements of the withdrawal agreement, notably the solution to the Irish border issue. It also provides an overview of the European Council’s deliberations and guidance regarding the Article 50 negotiations to date, as well an outlook of the next steps towards ratifying the agreement.”

The global effects of global risk and uncertainty. In this paper, we analyse the effects of a shock to global financial uncertainty and risk aversion on real economic activity. We find the output responses to be quite heterogeneous across countries but, in general, negative and persistent. Furthermore, the effects of shocks to the global factor are stronger in countries with a higher degree of trade and/or financial openness, as well as in countries with higher levels of external debt, less developed financial sectors, and higher risk rating.”

Programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection in the European Union.Programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is a key component of the global tuberculosis (TB) elimination strategy. This document provides evidence-based guidance for the implementation of programmatic management of LTBI in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA).”

Office for National Statistics

Economies of ale: small pubs close as chains focus on big bars. “Since 2008, nearly a quarter of pubs in the UK have closed – but the turnover of the pub industry is holding up and employment is on the rise. What’s happening? And what about pubs in your area?”

Vital statistics in the UK: births, deaths and marriages – 2018 update. “Annual UK and constituent country figures for births, deaths, marriages, divorces, civil partnerships and civil partnership dissolutions.”

Labour Productivity: Annual. “The average amount of economic output produced per job and per hour worked in Scotland.”

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 by email.

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