Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog provides an overview of the Scottish Government’s incoming vaccination certification scheme, or ‘vaccine passports’.
Category: Business & Industry
Economic development in Scotland
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.
Scottish exports in the first quarter of 2021
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
Guest blog: The impact of COVID-19 on Scottish SMEs’ liquidity and access to finance
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.
How have enterprise support organisations supported women in Scotland?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog considers the support and advice that has been provided to women entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
What is happening with the new Shared Prosperity Fund?
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)
Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill – parliamentary consideration prior to Stage 3
Reading Time: 5 minutes This briefing summarises the background to the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill and developments prior to Stage 3.
Scottish tourism and COVID-19: what’s the outlook for the sector?
Reading Time: 6 minutes SPICe has published a comprehensive briefing looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s tourism sector. It focusses on the scale of impact, business support,
Sending and receiving post from the EU – what’s changed?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog explores what has changed when sending and receiving post/parcels from the EU, following the UK’s departure from the EU.
Guest Blog: How is COVID-19 affecting women entrepreneurs in Scotland?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This guest blog was written by Norin Arshed of the University of Dundee, as part of a Fellowship with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. It considers the impact of the pandemic on women entrepreneurs in Scotland.