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Robert Brett Taylor: The House of Lords and Constitutional Conventions: The Case for Legislative Reform

On October 26th 2015 a majority of Peers within the House of Lords defeated the Conservative Government’s plans to reform child tax credit by supporting two motions put forward by … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Adam Tucker: Tax Credits, Delegated Legislation, and Executive Power

Following the (provisional) defeat of the Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 in the House of Lords last week, a narrative has very quickly been … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 5 Comments

Meg Russell: The Lords, Politics and Finance

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. In the aftermath of last Monday’s Lords defeats on tax credit cuts there has been much talk of a ‘constitutional crisis’. In this post Meg … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Paul Scott: The Upper Chamber and the Territorial Constitution

Editors’ note: This post is based upon a conference paper presented at the UKCLA conference ‘Debating the Constitution after the General Election’ held at the University of Manchester on 24  … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

House of Lords Constitution Committee seeks legal adviser

The House of Lords Constitution Committee is inviting applications for the vacant post of one of its two legal advisers. The advertisement with further details can be found here.

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meg Russell: The Byles/Steel bill – unless amended – holds grave dangers for the Lords

On Friday 28 February Dan Byles’ Private Member’s Bill on Lords reform completed its Commons passage. It is now in the Lords, and will be sponsored by David Steel. The … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mike Gordon: Time for a Citizens’ Assembly on Lords Reform?

After the collapse of the coalition government’s House of Lords Reform Bill in August, the UK Parliament’s upper chamber remains resolutely unreformed.  The substance of this most recent attempt to … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

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