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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Crime in England and Wales: Year Ending March 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_371127.pdf

Roundup of statistics on crime for the year.  Covers an estimated 7.3 million crimes, down 14% from the previous year.   From the Office of National Statistics

 

Public Expenditure: Statistical Analyses 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Great Britain,Statistics

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/330717/PESA_2014_-_print.pdf

Detailed treatment of British government budgetary accounts.  Command Paper Cm 8902

 

Smart Metering of Energy and Water

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-471.pdf

The British government plans to distribute smart meters for electricity and gas to all households in Britain by the end of 2020.  This note examines the potential benefits and risks associated with smart metering of both water and energy and the challenges for the roll-out.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Big Data in Business

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-469.pdf

Examines the range of applications of big data by UK companies, highlighting the opportunities offered to a number of sectors.  Also considers the challenges faced by such businesses.  One of a series of reports by sector. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Big Data: An Overview

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-468.pdf

Examines definitions of big data, how it is managed, used, and regulated, and the public concerns that it generates.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

UK Wages over the Past Four Decades: 2014

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171776_368928.pdf

Reports on wage trends over the past 40 years in the United Kingdom including male and female average page, the effect of the National Minimum Wage, and wage inequality.  From the Office of National Statistics

 

Big Data, Crime, and Security

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-470.pdf

A British view of how “big data” applications are expanding opportunities and challenges for police and security agencies.  This report examines the use of data in three key areas: crime prevention, crime detection, and national security. Also covers regulatory issues, and public perceptions about privacy, civil liberties, and social benefits.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-35.pdf

Explains the purpose and details of legislation that would provide financial support from the British government for eligible parents with childcare costs.  The government would provide 20% support up to 10,000 pounds per year for each child.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/35

 

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