Food systems, the British Museum, and mental health: New Official Publications 14.09.21

European Union

Policy Department, DG EXPO – European Parliament

EIGE’s indicators on intimate partner violence, rape and femicide: EU state of play. “This report analyses the current situation of data collection on intimate partner violence (IPV), rape and femicide in 30 different jurisdictions across all 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom.” Recommendations to improve data quality, availablility and comparability of was also published.

The impact of disinformation campaigns about migrants and minority groups in the EU: In-depth analysis. “This analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE), aims to explore the impact of disinformation activity originated or amplified from abroad targeting minorities in the EU over the years 2018-2021.”

United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021: Process, challenges and expectations. “In October 2019, the United Nations (UN) Secretary General called for a UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), to be held in 2021, aimed at launching bold action to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food – a crucial step in progressing on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Summit is due to take place on 23 September 2021, as a virtual event on the margins of the UN General Assembly taking place in New York.”

Westminster & the UK Government

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

Policy document: Build Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care. “This paper sets out the government’s new plan for health and social care. It provides an overview of how this plan will tackle the electives backlog in the NHS and put the NHS on a sustainable footing. It sets out details of the plan for adult social care in England, including a cap on social care costs and how financial assistance will work for those without substantial assets. It covers wider support that the government will provide for the social care system, and how the government will improve the integration of health and social care. It explains the government’s plan to introduce a new Health and Social Care Levy.”

Research Briefing: Health and Social Care Levy Bill 2021-22. This research briefing contains a summary of the bill, details on National Insurance contributions, the Government’s plan for Health and Social Care, and its impacts.

The British Museum annual report and accounts 2020 to 2021. “The annual report and accounts for the British Museum 2020 to 2021 was laid before Parliament on 20 July 2021” and published 10 September 2021.

Scottish Parliament & Government

Contains information licenced under the Scottish Parliament Copyright Licence.

Energy Policy – Subject Profile: “In the coming parliamentary session, a rapidly changing and increasingly complex energy landscape will lead to multiple converging issues affecting the way that energy for electricity, heat and transport is produced and used. This briefing provides an introduction to the key policy issues and recent developments in Scotland and the UK, in a global context.”

Scottish COVID-19 Mental Health Tracker Study: Wave 4 Report. “Wave 4 findings (data collected between 4 February and 9 March 2021.) indicate that young adults, women, people with physical and/or mental health conditions, and people in a lower socio-economic group are more likely to report experiencing poor mental health.”

Achieving net zero in social housing: Zero Emissions Social Housing Taskforce report. “This report outlines work undertaken by Zero Emission Social Housing Task Force. Within the report the recommendations set out what is required to achieve zero emission housing whilst ensuring support for tenants in reducing their energy bills and achieving carbon savings.”

Official Statistics

© Office for National Statistics 2021. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0

Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies: April to June 2021. “Transactions that result in a change of ultimate control of the target company and have a value of £1 million or more.”

Housing statistics quarterly update: September 2021. “This publication contains an update on Affordable Housing Supply approvals, starts and completions up to June 2021 with all-sector and private sector new housebuilding starts and completions up to September 2020, and social sector new housebuilding up to December 2020.”

Suspected drug deaths in Scotland. “First quarterly publication. A publication of statistics on the number of suspected drug deaths during the first half of 2021 shows a small decrease (1%) on the same period last year, though the Minister for Drugs Policy has made clear the figure of 722 remains unacceptably high. This first report covers January to June this year after which they will show statistics for each subsequent three month period.”

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