Shrinkflation, Harmful Internet Use, and the Gender Pay Gap – New Official Publications 04.02.19

Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

House of Lords Library: The Queen's Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

House of Lords Library: The Queen’s Room (c) Parliamentary copyright images are reproduced with the permission of Parliament

Standing at football – “This Library briefing paper looks at calls for the introduction of safe standing at football grounds in the English Premier League and Championship.

Statistics on UK trade with the Commonwealth – “This short note provides some key statistics on the UK’s trade with the Commonwealth – all data are from the Office for National Statistics. The attached Excel spreadsheet (see under supporting documents) allows for easy access and presentation of 2017 trade data between the UK and individual Commonwealth countries.

General Election 2017: full results and analysis – “This briefing paper contains detailed results and analysis of the 2017 General Election, held on 8th June. It provides election results by party & constituency, as well as analysis of voter trends, MP characteristics, and more.”

The European Union

European Parliament © European Union 2015

European Parliament © European Union 2015

Harmful internet use – Part I: Internet addiction and problematic use – “It is increasingly recognised that the internet, in spite of all its benefits to society, can also be correlated with significant harms to individuals and society. Some of these harms have been studied extensively, particularly harms to privacy, harms associated with security and cybercrime, and harms resulting from digital divides. This report covers less studied but equally important harms: harms associated with internet use that concern the health, well-being a functioning of individuals, and the impact on social structures and institutions. The Part I of the study address the issue of the maladaptive use the internet at individual level, including virtual social networks, video games and other potentially addictive types of interactive media content. The three problems which emerged from the study were: generalised internet addiction, online gaming addiction and online gambling addiction. The ultimate aim of the study is to develop concrete policy options to be considered by the EU Institutions and Member States, to mitigate harmful effects of the internet for European citizens.”

Harmful internet use – Part II: Impact on culture and society – “It is increasingly recognised that the internet, in spite of all its benefits to society, can also be correlated with significant harms to individuals and society. Some of these harms have been studied extensively, particularly harms to privacy, harms associated with security and cybercrime, and harms resulting from digital divides. This report covers less studied but equally important harms: harms associated with internet use that concern the health, well-being a functioning of individuals, and the impact on social structures and institutions. The Part II of the study address the harms of the internet at society level. The harms that are revised are among others: harms to cognitive development, information overload, harmful effects on knowledge and belief and harms to social relationships. The ultimate aim of the study is to develop concrete policy options to be considered by the EU Institutions and Member States, to mitigate harmful effects of the internet for European citizens.”

Happy birthday? The euro at 20 – “We analyse the first twenty years of the euro both from an economic and an institutional perspective. We find that in particular during the period since the financial crisis, convergence as measured by a variety of indicators has not improved. Design flaws in the Eurozone institutional architecture have contributed importantly to this lack of convergence. This is why further reforms are urgently needed. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Lighting through the Garden Lobby Roof of the Scottish Parliament ©2009 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018 – “Summary of offences dealt with by courts, sentencing outcomes and characteristics of convicted offenders. Additional information on non-court penalties issued by the Police and Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service.”

The gender pay gap: facts and figures – 2018 – “This briefing looks at the latest figures from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) from the Office for National Statistics. It provides a range of data looking at the gender pay gap.”

Immigration policy – the countdown to Brexit – “This briefing provides an analysis of where we are now on UK immigration policy in the countdown to Brexit, and its implications for Scotland. It gives an overview of the major decisions and reports relating to immigration made since the June 2016 referendum on leaving the EU, and examines proposals to create a new post-Brexit migration policy based on recommendations set out by the Migration Advisory Committee and adopted in the White Paper on Immigration. The briefing also discusses responses to the UK Government’s post-Brexit immigration proposals. Finally, it reflects on the implications of the proposed post-Brexit immigration policy for Scotland.”

Office for National Statistics

Shrinkflation: How many of our products are getting smaller? – “An analysis of size changes within the sample of goods used to calculate consumer price inflation in the UK, for the period July 2015 to June 2017.

Sexual orientation, UK: 2017 – “Experimental statistics on sexual orientation in the UK in 2017 by region, sex, age, marital status, ethnicity and socio-economic classification.

 

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