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
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
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
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
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.
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
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