Reading Time: 4 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
The Centenary of the Armistice
Reading Time: 4 minutes This year’s Remembrance Day on 11 November marks the centenary of the 1918 Armistice of Compiègne – the treaty that that lead to a cessation
What does the UK budget mean for Scottish taxpayers?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Who decides what? Income tax powers are partially devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Parliament can set income tax rates and bands, but decisions
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: Commercial fishing
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
Earnings in Scotland – what do the latest statistics tell us?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest results from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) were released on 25 October 2018. ASHE is the Office for National Statistics
How is Scottish law being prepared for Brexit?
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
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