Research Papers 2022

Synopsis: Below you will find details of Research Publications which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) for the Committee for the Economy in 2022.

2022 Research Papers will be published here when available.

Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill

- Date: 10/03/2022

This Bill Paper aims to inform Assembly scrutiny of the Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill, including that undertaken by the Committee for the Economy. The Paper provides an overview of the Bill’s contents and identifies key potential issues for consideration.


Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill

- Date: 09/03/2022

This Bill Paper seeks to assist the Northern Ireland Assembly, and in particular its Committee for the Economy, in scrutinising the Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill. The Paper provides background information contextualising the Bill and an overview and analysis of its clauses. It also considers some of the broader implications arising from the Bill, including potential financial considerations.


The Provisional Late Payments (Commercial Transactions) Common Framework

- Date: 25/02/2022

This briefing paper is prepared at the request of the Committee for the Economy, to assist its scrutiny of the Provisional Late Payments (Commercial Transactions) Common Framework (LPCF). It is a non-legislative Common Framework (CF), setting out the proposed arrangements in the area of Late Payments, to underpin working relationships between the United Kingdom (UK) Government, the Scottish and Welsh Governments, and the Northern Ireland (NI) Executive, following on from the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).


The Provisional Company Law Common Framework

- Date: 11/02/2022

This briefing paper explores issues arising from the Provisional Company Law Common Framework, to assist the Committee for the Economy in its scrutiny role.


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