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: 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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes With over 6,000 businesses and over 75,000 people employed in the night-time economy across Scotland’s four largest cities, it is an important part of Scotland’s wider economy. This blog looks at the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s night-time economy.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog explores the changes to the food system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reading Time: 18 minutes This blog provides a snapshot of responses received by the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee in response to their call for views on the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s businesses, workers and the economy.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog provides an overview of all business support measures introduced by the Scottish Government in response to COVID-19. It also explores the costs and funding of these measures.
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog summarises some of the coronavirus (COVID-19) scenarios for the Scottish economy and labour market.
Reading Time: 14 minutes This blog explores the likely impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s tourism sector, government support for the tourism sector, and what can be done to reboot Scotland’s tourism economy.
Reading Time: 13 minutes This blog looks specifically at Non-Domestic Rates related support for businesses, and how measures in Scotland compare to those introduced by the UK Government.
Reading Time: 32 minutes This extended blogpost provides briefing for MSPs and other interested parties ahead of parliamentary consideration of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill on 1 April 2020.