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: 4 minutes This third and final SPICe blog in the series on the internal market white paper examines the proposals from the perspective of intergovernmental relations in the UK.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This second of a series of SPICe blogs on the UK Government’s internal market white paper examines some of the proposals comparing them to the principles and structures which previously supported the functioning of the UK’s internal market as a result of EU membership.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Following the publication of the UK Government’s ‘UK Internal Market’ White Paper, this blog looks at what an internal market is, the value of Scottish exports to the rest of the UK and the implications of the UK Government’s proposals.
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: 3 minutes On 8 July 2020, the UK Chancellor presented a Summer Economic Update, setting out the next phase of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. This blog outlines the implications for Scotland.
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: 4 minutes This blog outlines Scottish Government planned spending on coronavirus (COVID-19) support as set out in its 2020-21 Summer budget revision.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at the increase in the number of people claiming work-related benefits in Scotland between March and April 2020.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog provides an update on the money received by the Scottish Government by way of Barnett consequentials related to UK Government spending on coronavirus support measures.