Coronavirus (COVID-19), Blockchain, and the Law Officers – New Official Publications 01.06.20

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Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

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Coronavirus: Impact on the labour market – “This paper sets out when official statistics which reflect the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak on the labour market will be released, and summarises timely data from a range of sources which provide an indication of the situation in the meantime.”

Coronavirus and the Economy – “Coronavirus (Covid-19) has had major implications for the UK economy. There have been debates about a number of possible changes to economic policy when the UK enters the recovery phase. These include: possible major reforms to fiscal policy; whether the Government should facilitate the reallocation of jobs and capital away from the hardest hit sectors of the economy; what measures could be taken if the virus exacerbates inequalities…

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Invasive species, Prison population, and rainfall – New Official Publications 18.05.20

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Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

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Which ‘new normal’ after coronavirus? [What Think Tanks are thinking] “This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports from international think tanks on coronavirus and related issues”, and includes changing life-style and working practices, a vaccine, and the impact of the disease on the poorest regions of the world.

Potentially negative effects of internet use. “This report covers less studied but equally important harms: harms associated with internet use that concern the health, well-being a functioning of individuals, and the impact on social structures and institutions. The ultimate aim of the study is to develop concrete policy options to be considered by the EU Institutions and Member States, to mitigate negative effects of the internet for…

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Call for feedback – Beta.parliament.scot

The Scottish Parliament is calling for feedback on their new website.

“We’re currently working to improve our website. While the beta version is already available to use, more work will be done before it replaces the current site.

We’re taking a user-centred approach in designing the new website and would welcome your help. We would like to hear from anyone who uses the Scottish Parliament website on a regular basis”

If you’re interested in providing feedback, please contact webproject@parliament.scot.

More information on the project

Coronavirus Statutory Instruments Dashboard

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The national effort to tackle the Coronavirus health emergency has resulted in UK ministers being granted some of the broadest legislative powers ever seen in peacetime. This Dashboard produced by the Hansard Society highlights key facts and figures about the Statutory Instruments (SIs) being produced using these powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 and other Acts of Parliament.

Originally posted on Hansard Society website 7th May 2020

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Coronavirus Statutory Instruments Dashboard

The national effort to tackle the Coronavirus health emergency has resulted in UK ministers being granted some of the broadest legislative powers ever seen in peacetime. This Dashboard produced by the Hansard Society highlights key facts and figures about the Statutory Instruments (SIs) being produced using these powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 and other Acts of Parliament.

Originally posted on Hansard Society website 7th May 2020

Windrush Compensation Scheme, Homeworking in the UK, and Policing the Coronavirus Lockdown – New Official Publications 04.05.20

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Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

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Windrush Compensation Scheme – “The Government has set up a scheme to compensate those affected by the Windrush scandal. This briefing explains the scheme and considers criticisms of it so far.

On 6 May 2020, the House of Lords is due to hold a debate on the Windrush compensation scheme.

In late 2017, the Guardian published a series of articles drawing attention to certain immigration cases. They highlighted the cases of longstanding UK residents who were facing deportation because of difficulties proving their lawful immigration status. Over the following months, continued coverage told stories of individuals who had lost jobs and homes, as well as their access to healthcare and the welfare state, because of these issues. The group affected is…

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Scottish Parliament eBulletin

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Don’t forget to subscribe to the Scottish Parliament’s eBulletin for weekly updates on what is happening in the Scottish Parliament.

As well as the daily business included are the SPICe resources for Covid-19, details of the committees calling for views on the impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s culture and tourism sectors and  Equalities and Human Rights It also lists all current consultations

United Nations oral history interviews and transcripts

Did you know that the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library offers a digital collection of oral history interviews and transcripts with senior UN officials and diplomats that offer insider views and personal perspectives on the Organization’s work to maintain world peace?


We invite you to explore this collection in the UN Digital Library.
You can also access this content by selecting the “Images and Sounds” collection from the UN Digital Library home page:

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Explore the world’s history by listening to (some of) the voices that influenced and shaped it!

Coronavirus, 3D printing, and tax avoidance – New Official Publications 21.04.20

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

The Intellectual Property implications of the development of industrial 3D printing. This study analyses “the IP implications of the development of industrial 3D printing and clarify how the existing IP framework brings protection to IP rights holders. The focus is on seven industrial applications of AM: health, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods/electronics, energy, industrial equipment and tooling and construction and building sectors.”

A comparative analysis of non-discrimination law in Europe 2019: The 28 Member States, five EU candidate countries, and the EEA countries. “The objective of this report is to compare and contrast anti-discrimination law … based on the country reports written by the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination.”

Eurostatistics – Data for short-term economic analysis – 2020 edition

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Coronavirus (COVID-19), Artificial Intelligence, and Material Footprint in the UK – New Official Publications 06.04.20

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

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Coronavirus: Policing the instruction to stay at home – “On Monday 23 March the Prime Minister made an address to the nation in which he announced extraordinary measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the UK. This short briefing paper explains the new temporary powers to enforce the instruction to stay at home given by the Prime Minister.”

Coronavirus Act: Food supply – “The Coronavirus Act provides powers to require information about food supply chains. The Government has said that it is collaborating with the food sector to manage the risk of disruption to supply chains, but that the Act provides powers in case requests for voluntary provision of information were not to be complied with in the future.

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Briefings on COVID-19 from the House of Commons Library

 The House of Commons Library has some briefings and insights around Covid-19.
They cover:-
legislation
information about welfare benefits
statutory sick and NI contributions
employment rights
schools
support for business and more. 
There are 35 research briefings in total through this link but it is likely there will be more in the coming days.
All information has been fact-checked and the content updated when needed. 

A.I., clock changes, and Coronavirus – New Official Publications 24.02.20

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Novel coronavirus outbreak : State of play preparedness and response measures.Following the extraordinary Council meeting of health ministers on 13 February 2020, this paper summarises the latest available information [20.02.2020] on the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the Union’s preparedness and response actions.”

Artifical Intelligence [What Think Tanks are Thinking]. “This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from international think tanks on AI and related issues”, such as ethical issues, and health, economical and military benefits.

Study on energy technology dependence.The overarching objective of this study was to better understand the dependence of the European Union on energy technologies and to specifically consider the impact of this dependence on the security of energy supply in the…

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The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, Vets, & Ale – New Official Publications 28.01.20

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Brexit: The final countdown [What Think Tanks are thinking]: The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 31 January 2020. “This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from international think tanks on numerous challenges facing the UK, EU and their future ties after their divorce.”

Country report, gender equality: How are EU rules transposed into national law? : United Kingdom 2019. This report details the UK legislation that implements EU law regarding gender equality. It covers treaty articles such as Equal pay and equal treatment at work, and directives such as pregnancy, maternity and leave related to work-life balance for workers.

“The future legal impact of EU law in the UK is uncertain at present, but the Government’s current…

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Amazon wildfires, sheep attacks, and GDP – New Official Publications 09.12.19

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Amazon wildfire crisis: Need for an international response. This briefing discusses the issues related to the Amazon rainforest and the recent increase in fires in this area, the global consequences of these fires, data on the number of fires, and protection efforts.

Wind energy. Two reports have been published on wind energy by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service;

The technology market reportanalyses the wind energy market with a special emphasis on technologies, the industry in Europe and its performance relative to the biggest competitors worldwide.”

The technology development report provides “an assessment of the state of the art of wind energy technology, to identify their development trends and needs and technological barriers and to…

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