Latest parliamentary briefings
Our briefings provide information for debates and give Parliamentarians regular updates on our policy work.
Universal Credit 2017
- Budget briefing [ 200 kb] - November 2017
- Parliamentary briefing on Universal Credit [ 140 kb] - 18 October 2017
- Parliamentary briefing on our report "Universal Credit and Debt" [ 86 kb] - September 2017
- Parliamentary briefing "Fixing Universal Credit" [ 86 kb] - July 2017
Westminster Hall debate on post office closures 25 April 2017
Emergency Debate on PIP Regulations March 2017
Digital Economy Bill 2016/17
- Briefing for the House of Lords Report Stage 22 February 2017 [ 120 kb]
- Briefing for the House of Lords Second Reading 13 December 2016
Renters Rights Bill 2016
Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015/16
- Briefing for the House of Lords Second Reading 17 November 2015 [ 260 kb]
- Briefing for the House of Commons Second Reading 20 July 2015 [ 270 kb]
Childcare Bill 2015
Autumn statement 2014
Tenancy (Reform) Bill 2014
Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill
- Briefing for the House of Lords Committee Stage January 2015 [ 180 kb]
- Briefing for the Second Reading debate on Wednesday 16 July [ 220 kb]
Adjournment debate on mandatory reconsideration
Queen's Speech 2014
Criminal Justice and Courts Bill
Citizens Advice is seriously concerned that the provisions set out in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill will severely undermine the crucial role that judicial review plays as a check on power. The risk of these proposals is that the potential financial burden will close the door to proper accountability and justice.
Consumer Rights Bill
Citizens Advice strongly welcomes the Consumer Rights Bill. It has the potential to make it far easier for people to understand and use their rights when things go wrong. There are, however, a few small changes we would make which have the potential to have a significant positive impact for consumers.
- Second reading 28 January - Citizens Advice briefing on Consumer Rights Bill [ 65 kb]
- Citizens Advice briefing report stage consumer rights bill May 2014 [ 190 kb]
- Lords Second Reading - Consumer Rights Bill June 2014 [ 200 kb]
We are very concerned about the potential impact of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Union Administration Bill.
For our briefing for the second reading debate in Parliament and the legal opinion from NCVO:
- Report stage, Lords - Transparency of Lobbying Bill [ 25 kb]
- Second reading, Lords - Transparency of Lobbying Bill [ 92 kb]
- Second Reading, Commons - Transparency of Lobbying Bill [ 67 kb]
- Legal opinion - Transparency of Lobbying Bill [ 390 kb]
Payday loan companies do not treat their customers fairly. Despite the payday loan industry promising to clean up its behaviour, our evidence shows that payday lenders have broken their promises. We need payday lenders to be properly regulated, and for them to stop irresponsible advertising.
- Backbench business debate 20 January - payday loan companies [ 46 kb]
- Westminster Hall debate 21 January - Funding for debt advice through the FCA levy [ 36 kb]
- Payday loan customer charter tracker survey results [ 43 kb]