WSX News Archive - January 2017

A guide to the EU budget

This note considers the EU’s spending and how it is financed. Jump to full report >> In 2015 the EU spent €140 billion. This is equivalent to around 1% of national income across the EU’s Member States. The majority of …

How to Setup as a Sole Trader

If you’re a sole trader, you run your own business as an individual and are self-employed. You can keep all your business’s profits after you’ve paid tax on them. You’re personally responsible for any losses your business makes. Check what …

The UK’s contribution to the EU budget

This note considers how much the UK contributes to the EU budget and how much it receives back. Potential payments to the EU on or after Brexit are also discussed. Jump to full report >> As a member of the …

The Single Market, Citizens’ Rights, and UK Economy

This House of Lords Library briefing will examine the impact on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK of the UK’s decision to formally withdraw from the EU. It will also consider the arguments regarding the UK’s future …

Brexit and those currently exercising free movement rights

For as long as the UK remains a Member State of the European Union, it is subject to laws guaranteeing EU citizens the right to free movement throughout the Union. British citizens will continue to enjoy EU citizenship until the …

European Union in 2017: Background Information

This House of Lords Library briefing provides background information about EU member states, identifies key election dates in member states in 2017 when the European Council is due to meet and lists the individuals who are current members of the …

British Library PhD placement project call for applications

This call includes an exciting opportunity to work with the developing Web Archive collection and the new LSE Library’s digitised political leaflet collection, relating to last year’s European Union Referendum which would be of interest to PhD students in the …

The European Social Fund (ESF) has helped 10 million Europeans find a job

The European Commission has published an evaluation report of investments under the European Social Fund (ESF) during the 2007-2013 period, with specific reports for each Member State. The report shows that by the end of 2014, at least 9.4 million …

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EU Committee – Published Report: UK-Irish relations

The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Rt Hon David Davis MP, has written to the Lords EU Committee to summarise the outcome of the second round of Brexit negotiations. The United Kingdom and Ireland have a special …

China Innovation Hub UK Event – Bournemouth University

The China Innovation Hub UK Event is being held to promote the Global Bournemouth University plan to the region through presenting the China Innovation Hub expertise and projects related to China, engaging with regional companies which are interested in business …