Reading Time: 5 minutes The Scottish National Investment Bank is due to launch before the end of 2020. This blog looks at some of the most recent developments around the Bank, including the publication of the proposed missions.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Considers the latest Fiscal Update from the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the continuing uncertainty surrounding the Scottish Budget.
Reading Time: 8 minutes A summary of the 2020-21 Programme for Government,
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at college to university pathways and the role they may play post COVID-19
Reading Time: 3 minutes A brief overview of key organisations involved in the regulation, management and operation of Scotland’s rail services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.