Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog contains up-to-date links to a selection of trusted and official external sources of information relating to support available for individuals and organisations to help with the cost crisis.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This guest blog summarises the findings of the first phase of research undertaken by Dr Stephen Knox as part of the Scottish Parliament Academic Fellowship Scheme.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at how the hospitality sector has been affected by the pandemic and the recent increases in the cost of living.
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog explores the key drivers of energy price rises, expert commentary, and some of the responses from Scottish and UK governments.
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog gives an overview of the Scottish Government’s 10 year strategy for economic transformation
Reading Time: 12 minutes The Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 14 December 2021. If passed, the Bill will mean that the effect of coronavirus cannot be taken into account when setting the ‘net annual value’ and/or ‘rateable value’ for a property, which in turn determines the non-domestic rates that must be paid.
This blogpost considers the context for the Bill and its purpose. It also considers the related secondary legislation that has already been passed by the Parliament.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We regularly receive enquiries from MSPs and their staff on behalf of constituents looking for funding to either establish a new business or improve their
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog sets out an initial analysis of the Scottish Budget 2022-23.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog takes a closer look at the UK government’s Community Renewal Fund, Levelling Up Fund, and Community Ownership Fund, and the questions these funds raise for economic development in Scotland.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog explores data around the shift to increased online retail, the impact of this shift on the retail business base, support from the Scottish Government to retail, and the implications for parcel delivery surcharges.