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Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Labor/Employment

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/443897/Productivity_Plan_print.pdf

Plan of the conservative government to improve the British economy by raising productivity levels to those of the U.S.  Parliamentary Command Paper Cm9098

 

Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities

Categories: Great Britain,Iran,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LIF-2015-0025/LIF-2015-0025.pdf

Describes the background and provisions of the deal which commits Iran to reducing its stockpile of enriched uranium and limiting further enrichment activities in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the House of Lords Library

 

Human Rights and Civil Liberties in the United Kingdom

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2015-0016/LLN-2015-0016.pdf

Focuses on recent political developments relating to human rights alongside the concerns of crime prevention and national security in Great Britain.  House of Lords Library Note

 

Trends in Political Participation

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0498#fullreport

Discusses trends in political participation in the United Kingdom, how new forms such as online activism are replacing older forms such as party membership, and how UK institutions are responding.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

General Practice in England

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7194/CBP-7194.pdf

An introduction to the way the British National Health Service provides medical care to citizens.  Also provides information on the financial pressures and increases in demand facing general practitioners as well as data on numbers, expenditures, and earnings.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper.

 

UK Arms Export Control Policy

Categories: Arab,Arms Control,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN02729/SN02729.pdf

Outlines the major changes to British arms export control policies and practices since 1997 with major focus on changes since 2011 when controversy attended the arms trade and the Arab Spring uprisings.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper

 

Energy Storage

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-492.pdf

Discusses ways in which energy storage applications are considered one of eight leading technologies by the British government.  Also covers the roles of energy storage in the electricity, heat, and transport sectors and barriers and policies related to energy storage technologies.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Measuring Living Standards

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-491.pdf

Outlines differents approaches being considered by the British government for setting and measuring thresholds for living standards—households’ access to goods, services, and recreational activities—and their strengths and limitations.  Also covers recent research on trends in living standards.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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