Counterfeit Goods, Coronavirus, and UK National Accounts: New Official Publications 02.11.20

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014. © European Union 2014 – Source EP

The relaxation of bank capital and liquidity requirements in the wake of the coronavirus crisis: “EU banks entered the coronavirus crisis with high capital and liquidity buffers resulting from the reforms undertaken after the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. This allowed a bold and swift response by supervisors oriented towards supporting banks’ ability to provide credit to the real economy. This paper provides an overview and an assessment of the regulatory response to the crisis, and suggests some recommendations for the future design of countercyclical regulation.”

Third report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings (2020) Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council, as required under Article 20 of Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims. “This report: i) identifies key patterns and challenges in addressing trafficking in human beings, ii) provides an analysis of statistics and iii) outlines the results of anti-trafficking actions.”

Trends in trade in counterfeit and pirated goods: “This study examines the value, scope and trends of trade in counterfeit and pirated goods. First, it presents the overall scale of this trade and discusses which parts of the economy are particularly at risk. Next, it looks at the main economies of origin of fakes in global trade. Finally, it analyses recent trends in terms of changing modes of shipment and the evolution of trade flows.”

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

Ethnic diversity in politics and public life :”This report focuses on the proportion of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in a range of public positions across the UK” such as Parliament & Government, the Emergency Services & NHS, and the Armed Forces. 

The Coronavirus and Scotland report looks at the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into the pandemic. Intergovernmental working, health, the economy, and sector specific issues such as immigration, and import/export are considered in relation to Scotland.

The Government Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights reports on the Detention of Young People with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism and the implications of the Government’s COVID-19 response “Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) recommendations on the rights of people with a learning disability or autistic young people in inpatient settings.”

The Scottish Parliament and Government

Scottish Parliament

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

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill. “This Bill seeks to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law. Public authorities, including Scottish Ministers, will be legally obliged to respect children’s rights, and rights-holders will be able to challenge public authorities in the courts for breaches of their rights.”

Monthly Economic Brief: October 2020: “The Monthly Economic Brief provides a summary of latest key economic statistics, forecasts and analysis on the Scottish economy.”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic (issue no. 24) “Latest findings in modelling the COVID-19 epidemic in Scotland, both in terms of the spread of the disease through the population (epidemiological modelling) and of the demands it will place on the system, for example in terms of health care requirement.” [Published 29 Oct 2020]

Official Statistics

UK Balance of Payments, The Pink Book: 2020: “Balances between inward and outward transactions, providing a net flow of transactions between UK residents and the rest of the world and reports on how that flow is funded.”

UK National Accounts, The Blue Book: 2020: “National accounts statistics including national and sector accounts, industrial analyses and environmental accounts.”

Homicide in Scotland 2019-2020: statistics: “Statistical bulletin on crimes of homicide recorded by the police in Scotland in 2019-2020.”

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