Reading Time: 5 minutes The decline in the use of physical notes and coin in the UK is not a new phenomenon. In July 2018 the Scottish Parliament’s Economy,
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog explores implications of the UK Internal Market Bill for the development of a circular economy in Scotland, with particular discussion of Scotland’s forthcoming
Reading Time: 7 minutes The Scottish Parliament will vote on a motion on whether or not to consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill on 7 October 2020. This blog outlines some of the views of organisations in Scotland on the Bill and provides some examples of how the provisions of the Bill might affect different policy sectors.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog from the Institute for Government summarises research commissioned by SPICe to support the work of the Economy, Energy, and Fair Work Committee looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s businesses, workers, and the economy. The aim of the research was to explore how selected governments around the world have supported businesses with COVID-19.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog provides a short analysis of the Scottish and Welsh Governments’ positions on the Internal Market Bill as set out in their Legislative Consent Memorandums for the Bill.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Scottish National Investment Bank is due to launch before the end of 2020. This blog looks at some of the most recent developments around the Bank, including the publication of the proposed missions.
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.