Reading Time: 8 minutes The media has recently reported extensively on the negotiations to establish a free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia. Much of this attention has been paid to the impact that the agreement may have on UK agricultural sectors.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the main effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Scottish SMEs, in terms of liquidity and access to finance.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A look at common frameworks so far, and the work set to come during Session 6.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog looks at some of the issues related to applications for settled status by prisoners and those with a criminal record
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at a recent review which found that Scotland rated poorly for its ‘biodiversity intactness’ compared to other countries.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog considers the support and advice that has been provided to women entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the replacement for EU structural funds. The scheme is now being developed, and expected to launch in 2022 (with further details expected in the second half of 2021)
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog considers Long COVID, what it is (and is not)and how it is being treated and managed. It also looks to the future, to research and how well the NHS might manage the additional burden of disease.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises ten key risks identified by the Scottish government arising both from COVID-19 and EU exit, for the delivery of Scotland’s National Outcomes. These include many equalities issues.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Brexit has made many things more complicated – this blog summarises a SPICe commissioned project looking at some of the impacts on
devolved social security.