Queen’s Speech 2021, the Future of Europe, and Investing in Destabilisation : New Official Publications 10.05.21

Westminster & the UK Government

© Parliamentary Copyright House of Commons 2021. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0

Queen’s Speech 2021 “This Library briefing identifies issues and bills that may appear in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021 or require legislation in the forthcoming parliamentary session.”

Connected and autonomous road vehicles “This paper considers some of the key implications of ‘connected and autonomous vehicles’ (CAVs), often referred to as self-driving cars, for the UK road transport sector. It includes discussion of the potential benefits of road-based CAVs; barriers to adoption; and the evolving regulatory framework.”

Coronavirus: Returning to work “This paper provides an overview of the rules surrounding COVID-19 and returning to work. It discusses the lockdown legislation, employer’s health and safety obligations and when workers can refuse to go to work.”

Scottish Parliament & Government

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic (issue no. 50) “This paper provides modelling outputs on the current epidemic in Scotland as a whole, based on a range of methods. Results of Scottish Government modelling, as well as those of the modelling groups which feed into the SAGE consensus, are provided in these research findings. A short term forecast of the number of cases is also included.”

STEM strategy for education and training: third annual report “Third annual report on progress of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) education and training strategy setting out a range of actions that have been taken, despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, in support of STEM education and training provision.”

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2019-20 “The 2019-2020 civil justice statistics in Scotland release includes main statistics tables, figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Civil justice is concerned with the rights and obligations of people and organisations. One way of resolving civil law disputes is for a case to be brought to court. Common types of cases where civil law is used include debt, divorce and claims for personal injury.”

European Union

© European Union, 2021

Future of Europe (Eurobarometer) “The Special EB500 “Future of Europe” (FoE) was conducted between 22 October and the 20 November 2020 in the 27 EU Member States, as a Joint survey by the European Commission and the European Parliament. This is the ninth report in the Future of Europe (FoE) series, initiated by the European Commission in 2006. The present survey includes questions on the Conference on the Future of Europe, how citizens’ voices are heard, as well as questions regarding EU response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The report also considers the EU in today’s world: EU’s main assets and challenges, the EU’s values and the EU in the world economy. Then it tackles some aspects of political and social life in the EU and issues related to the future of Europe.”

The impact of teleworking and digital work on workers and society “The study analyses recent trends in teleworking, its impacts on workers, employers, and society, and the challenges for policy-making. It provides an overview of the main legislative and policy measures adopted at EU and national level, in order to identify possible policy actions at EU level. The study is based on an extensive literature review, a web survey, interviews with representatives of European and national stakeholders, and five case studies of EU countries: Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Romania.”

Investing in destabilisation: How foreign money is used to undermine democracy in the EU “Foreign interference has become a major security threat for democracies. The European Union (EU) provides no exception and, in the last few years, has significantly stepped up its efforts to counter this threat. A specific type of foreign interference is the foreign funding of political parties…”

Official Statistics

Material footprint in the UK: 2018 “The UK’s material footprint captures domestic and foreign extraction of materials needed to produce products used in the UK. This article presents updated estimates.”

Early indicators of the impact of EU exit and the coronavirus on UK businesses trading in services: June 2020 to April 2021. “Experimental estimates linking samples from the Annual Business Survey (ABS) 2018 and the Annual Survey of International Trade in Services (AITIS) 2019 with the voluntary Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) for businesses that trade in services. The analysis covers topics such as importing and exporting status and importing and exporting effect. Analysis is produced at the service type (Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification 2010) level.”

Living longer: older workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic “The demographic and economic characteristics of older workers aged 50 years and over prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and how the impact of the pandemic on older workers has varied based on these characteristics.”


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