Reading Time: 7 minutes Devising an economic policy response in Scotland is complicated by the fact that responsibility for the economy is shared between the Scottish and UK Governments. This blog explores economic stimulus options for the Scottish economy and broadly how these align with both the responsibilities of the Scottish and UK Parliaments.
Month: July 2020
The UK internal market proposals: intergovernmental relations
Reading Time: 4 minutes This third and final SPICe blog in the series on the internal market white paper examines the proposals from the perspective of intergovernmental relations in the UK.
The UK internal market proposals: a comparison with the EU approach
Reading Time: 7 minutes This second of a series of SPICe blogs on the UK Government’s internal market white paper examines some of the proposals comparing them to the principles and structures which previously supported the functioning of the UK’s internal market as a result of EU membership.
The UK internal market: what is it, do we have one and do we need one?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Following the publication of the UK Government’s ‘UK Internal Market’ White Paper, this blog looks at what an internal market is, the value of Scottish exports to the rest of the UK and the implications of the UK Government’s proposals.
National Qualifications – estimating success: a response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the cancellation of the 2020 exam diet and the method of certification the SQA has put in place for those qualifications.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The “furlough” scheme in Scotland
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the “furlough scheme” in Scotland. A range of facts and figures based on analysis of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Official Statistics on the CRJS are explored. Scotland had 736,500 furloughed employments, as of 30 June.
The UK ‘Summer Economic Update’: what does it mean for Scotland?
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 8 July 2020, the UK Chancellor presented a Summer Economic Update, setting out the next phase of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. This blog outlines the implications for Scotland.