Now freely available via the UK parliament website: Erskine May’s treatise on the law, privileges, proceedings and usage of Parliament (25th edition, 2019). This blog post from the Hansard Society describes why it was important to make it open access to make parliamentary procedures more transparent to the public.
According to the County Councils Network Independent review of local government spending need and funding,an independent analysis of councils’ financial sustainability up to 2025 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Councils in England could face a funding black hole of over £50bn over the next six years. Read the full report on methodology and regional breakdowns to get […]
A new online exhibition available via Google Arts And Culture which has been curated in association with the LSE Library. It has visual images of the first women MPs with brief biographies of their achievements and challenges. It was created in connection with the Library’s current exhibition on the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which opened […]
For historic elections data see the Elections centre University of Plymouth It provides free access to detailed handbooks of trends and results from 1991-2011 Historic election posters 1907. Take a look at some great examples of digital posters from LSE digital library of these colourful 1907 London County council elections.
Recently the UK government revealed research on the most hacked passwords. You can download the top 100,000 from the National Cyber research centre. For information on how common identity and online fraud is see CIFAS research summaries. This also gives basic data on the most frequently targeted groups. How much do people know about cybersecurity? The same […]
20 years of the National Minimum Wage – what has been the impact? On 1 April 1999 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) was introduced in the UK – a £3.60 wage for everyone aged 23 and over. According to a UK government report from the Low Pay Commission 30% of workers have benefited either directly or indirectly from the […]
This week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: “Managing the Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” called for safeguards; but their surveys also found that two thirds of those answering found social media useful for sourcing health information.
A really great site for students created by Trevor Millum who studied History at Birmingham University before completing a PhD at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Visual Communication in Advertising. It is based on his PhD thesis with added content including advice on analysing images and further images added from the 21st century. The original […]
A new historic social history resource recently launched, recording local life from the 1880s through to the digital age, the Express & Star Photo Archive is a leading regional newspaper published by The Midland News Association Ltd (MNA) with different editions covering the Black Country and Staffordshire. This site has been made possible by National […]
This week the Access to Cash report was published. This independent survey found that the many people in the UK, primarily the poor, continue to rely heavily on cash. Indeed 17% of adults surveyed would find it difficult to manage without. Other reports can be found on the main review website Yet at the same time Link […]