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What is the energy price cap?

The ‘default tariff cap’ – widely called the energy price cap – determines the maximum price per unit customers can pay for…

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What is the 1922 Committee?

The 1922 Committee is made up of all backbench Conservative MPs, and was originally formed on the initiative of new Conservative MPs…

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What is the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a piece of legislation passing through the Houses of Parliament which proposes an overhaul…

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What is the Committee on Standards?

The Committee on Standards is the parliamentary committee that looks at cases put before it by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards  concerning…

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Who is the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards?

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is an independent officer who investigates allegations that MPs have breached the House of Commons’ Code of…

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What is a command paper?

A command paper is a UK government publication presented to Parliament, published in a numbered series. They convey information or decisions that…

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What is ‘rule of law conditionality’?

In December 2020, an EU regulation on ‘a general regime of conditionality for the EU budget’ was passed. The resulting ‘rule of…

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What is a vaccine passport?

The term ‘vaccine passport’ refers to a system whereby an individual needs to show proof of their Covid-19 vaccination status (or alternatively…

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How long does a pet passport last, and how much does it cost?

Pet passports issued in Great Britain are no longer valid for travel to the EU or Northern Ireland. Instead, those travelling from…

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What is the Article 7 process?

The Article 7 process of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) can be activated by the EU when a member state breaches…

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What is Strategic Autonomy?

Strategic Autonomy is a policy objective of the EU – put simply, the capacity to act independently. It started out as a…

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What is Fit for 55?

‘Fit for 55’ is the name for a package of EU policy measures which are designed to ensure the EU reaches its…

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