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.
Category: Business & Industry
Energy price crisis – impacts and remedies in Scotland
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.
Scottish Government’s 10 year strategy for economic transformation
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog gives an overview of the Scottish Government’s 10 year strategy for economic transformation
Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Bill
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.
SPICe FAQ – Sources of funding for businesses
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
Budget 2022-23: Mind the (Block Grant Adjustment) Gap
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog sets out an initial analysis of the Scottish Budget 2022-23.
UK government funding of economic development in Scotland
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.
Retail revolution and postal delivery surcharges
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.
Trends in Scottish exports: 2010 to 2019
Reading Time: 4 minutes The latest Exports Statistics Scotland (ESS) publication from the Scottish Government was published on the 21 October 2021. This blog takes a looks at these
New report on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on female entrepreneurs in Scotland
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog provides a quick read summary of the findings of a report by Professor Norin Arshed on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on female entrepreneurs in Scotland.