Monday, 31 October 2016

Economics reports 1-6th November 2016

HS 2 and local growth

Quarterly Trade Outlook British Chambers of Commerce.

PWC Low Carbon Economy Index 2016

2016 Absence Management report CIPD

Taxation, Government Spending and Economic Growth - Institute of Economic Affairs

NIESR Quarterly forecast

House Price Index Nationwide.

Brexit reports 1-7th November 2016

How the UK might leave the EU: new report- produced by the ESRC-funded UK in a Changing Europe initiative for the Political Studies Association. It unpacks and explains the process by which the UK will leave the EU.

The EU single market: the value of membership versus access to the UK IFS report

High Court Judgement concerning parliament and brexit.

twitter reaction
Interesting comments from Nigel Farage
Labour party reaction
Libdem reaction
Nicola Sturgeon SNP reaction
Belfast High Court Challenge ruling on Brexit defeated.

Social policy reports 1-6th November 2016

IPPR North Closer to home: Next steps in planning and devolution

Adult social care funding- Local Government Association.

Government reports 1-6th November 2016

Access to finance Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

HMRC’s approach to collecting tax from high net worth individuals National Audit Office

Future flood prevention- Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Progress with the disposal of public land for new homes Public Accounts Committee

Winter pressure in accident and emergency departments

Introduction of the new state pension - National Audit Office

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

United Nations Day 24th October

the 24th October is United Nations day. In 2016 the Secretary General stated that

Global Goals can 'propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet

Here are some useful starting points on UN work in the field of Human Rights
 Guides to resources

A key body is the OHCHR
  • Its website has news and key publications. 
  • It has a site with translations of the Universal Declaration of human rights 
  • UN OHCHR - Treaty Body Database
    Includes documents submitted to any of the UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies. Filter by convention, country, type of document, document symbol, and/or date.
  • Status of Ratification Interactive Dashboard View the current status of ratification of international human rights treaties through a comprehensive data visualization and mapping portal.
  • Universal Human Rights Index  country-specific human rights recommendations and information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the UN system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
  • UN OHCHR - Universal Periodic Review Database
    Includes documents submitted to the UPR as well as related material; Search by session or by country.
    United Nations Documents

Monday, 17 October 2016

Economics reports 24-30th October 2016

The Tax Function of the FutureBuilding the Business Case for Change PWC

Manufacturing Ambitions: an industrial strategy for a stronger economy   EEF

CEBR report average time a house takes to sell 

Resolution Foundation- Public Finance and the autumn statement 

Young Workers Index - PwC

Labour’s £17,500 bill for families Centre for Policy studies review of labout policy

Brexit reports 24-30th October 2016

Potential post-Brexit tariff costs for EU-UK trade Civitas

Four-nation Brexit Institute for Government  argues it is imperative that Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England reach agreement on the UK’s Brexit terms and negotiating strategy. Imposing a Brexit settlement in the face of devolved opposition (while legally possible) would be a reckless strategy for a PM with a deep commitment to the Union

A Sustainable  finance plan  for the European Union ShareAction

Social Care reports 16-24 October 2016

Age Uk Behind the headlines- self funders in care homes.

Economics reports 16-24 October 2016

Pricewaterhousecoopers Global economy watch

Tough Gig:Tackling low paid self-employment in London & the UK Social Market Foundation.

Resolution Foundation Earnings Outlook

National Needs Assessment - A Vision for UK infrastructure Institute Civil Engineers

Government reports 16-24 October 2016

Financial Conduct Authority- Investment and corporate banking market study: MS15/1

Government balance sheet - Public Accounts Committee 

The future of rail: Improving the rail passenger experience Transport Committee

The draft Homelessness Reduction Bill Comunities and Local Government Committee 

National Evaluation of the First Troubled Families Programe

Brexit reports 16-24 October 2016

Survey of 2,018 British adults on behalf of Universities UK regarding opinions towards international students post-Brexit.

How the UK’s financial services sector can continue thriving after Brexit - Open Europe

Brexit and modern languages- All Parliamentary group

Ploughing the wrong farrow:The costs of agricultural exceptionalismand the precautionary principle - Institute of Economic Affairs

European Union Committee Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny