Vulnerable consumers. This briefing considers vulnerable consumers and their ability to find the best deals and benefit from the competitive market. It also covers EU law and policy, and the European Parliament view.
A comparative analysis of gender equality law in Europe 2020. “This report provides a general overview of the ways in which EU gender equality law has been implemented in the domestic laws of the 27 Member States of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (the EEA countries), the United Kingdom and five candidate countries (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey).”
Eurostatistics: Data for short-term economic analysis “shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators.”
Westminster & the UK Government
Race and Ethnic Disparities: “This Commons Library briefing paper discusses the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities and provides related statistical and policy analysis.”
The Public Account Committee published its first report into the Low Emission Cars Inquiry. “Transport is the UK’s largest source of carbon emissions and of that, most comes from cars. Government wants people to switch to cars that do not emit carbon dioxide to eliminate emissions by 2050.”
Great British Railways: Williams-Shapps plan for rail. “The government’s plan to transform the railways in Great Britain.” Policy paper from the Department of Transport.
Scottish Parliament & Government
Election 2021 “This Scottish Parliament research briefing analyses the result of the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.
Urgent questions* raised in the Scottish Parliament on the 14th May included:
- Immigration enforcement – Patrick Harvie
- Scottish Qualifications Authority Examination, Assessment and Awards Process – Jamie Greene
- Covid-19 (Moray) – Douglas Ross
*Urgent questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and are reported in the Official Report.
Recorded crime in Scotland: April 2021: “Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for April 2021.”
Overseas travel and tourism : 2020. “Annual estimates of visits to the UK by overseas residents, visits abroad by UK residents and estimates of spending by travellers, using administrative sources of passenger travel data for the period covering April to December 2020.”
Dataset: Homeworking in the UK labour market. “Breakdowns of the prevalence of homeworking by industry, occupation, region, age, sex and ethnicity.”
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