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Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney: The House of Lords Constitution Committee Report on ‘The Union and Devolution’

The House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report on ‘The Union and devolution’. This post draws attention to some of its main findings. The Constitution Committee’s report on … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Meg Russell and Daniel Gover: The Lords, Financial Privilege and the EU Referendum Franchise

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The House of Lords amended the government’s European Union Referendum Bill in order to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in the referendum. Last … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Graham John Wheeler: When Should the Lords Reject Secondary Legislation?

On 26 October 2015, the House of Lords debated the Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. The Regulations were approved, but subject to two riders. … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

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 · 3 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 · 9 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 · 5 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
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