Reading Time: 4 minutes Lots of current laws in Scotland come from the EU and will not operate properly after Brexit. To reduce uncertainty changes have to be made
Month: October 2018
Reading Time: 3 minutes SPICe regularly receives enquiries on fireworks around this time of year. This blog pulls together information from different sources on the topic. It also looks
UK Budget 2018: Spending increases with tax choices to come
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his final pre-Brexit Budget on Monday. It was noticeable for presenting better than anticipated tax revenue figures, despite economic
Guest blog – The UK Migration Advisory Committee’s response to regional variation in the immigration system
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog examines the response of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) – which the Home Office tasked with examining the impacts of EEA migration and
Guest blog – After Brexit: Migration Advisory Committee Proposals on Future EU Migration to the UK
Reading Time: 4 minutes This is the first of several blogs on immigration that Dr Eve Hepburn will be publishing with SPICe over the coming months. This blog will
How much will the Scottish Government benefit from additional health funding in England?
Reading Time: 3 minutes How much extra money for health has been announced? In June 2018, the Prime Minister announced additional funding for the NHS in England. By 2023-24,
The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 22 September 2018, thousands of people gathered in Hyde Park in London for the People’s Walk for Wildlife, led by TV presenter Chris Packham.
Capital spend: locking in high or low carbon futures?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Scottish Government plans to invest over £4 billion this financial year on infrastructure like homes, roads and rail. This capital spending will rise even
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: travelling between the UK and the EU
Reading Time: 5 minutes On 23 August 2018, the UK Government began publishing technical notes on the effect of a no-deal Brexit. These notes are intended to provide guidance
What is a Tourist Tax, and why is everyone talking about it?
Reading Time: 4 minutes After years of being touted by local authorities, political parties and expert groups, the idea of introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) within Scotland, has