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.
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
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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog provides an overview of the Scottish Government’s incoming vaccination certification scheme, or ‘vaccine passports’.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog and related briefing provides an overview of economic development in Scotland. It looks at the main organisations involved in delivering economic development activities, the direction of economic development strategy, and current economic development programmes in Scotland.
Reading Time: 4 minutes HMRC have published data on trade for the first quarter of 2021. This allows us to see how Scottish exports have changed between the first
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: 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)