Official Publications

How do elections work?

Want to know more about the legal side of how elections work? What constitutes an ‘election expense’, and who pays for it? What about the expense involved in candidates driving around their constituency canvassing votes? Who is responsible for the… Read More ›

Budget 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, presented his pre-election Budget to Parliament on 18 March 2015. This is the sixth and final Budget of the current Coalition Government. In his Budget speech the Chancellor outlined how the Government plans to… Read More ›

The Smith Commission Report

This morning (Thursday 27th November) the Smith Commission published its report on recommendations on further devolution powers to the Scottish Parliament. Agreement between the parties: A consensus on the new powers was reached between the five main Scottish political parties… Read More ›

Europe Day and a 50th Anniversary!

When the European Economic Community (EEC) was established in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome it was clear that wide access to the publications and legislation produced was vital. To address this need the European Documentation Centre (EDC) network was established in 1963…. Read More ›

Budget 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, presented his Budget to Parliament on 19 March 2014. This is the fifth and penultimate Budget of the current Coalition Government. In his Budget speech the Chancellor outlined how the Government plans… Read More ›

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