Reading Time: 4 minutes The Cabinet Secretary for Finance has announced that the Scottish Government will publish its budget for 2020-21 on 6 February 2020, and introduce the Budget
Reading Time: 6 minutes A look at how the Parliament and Government/Executive have approached climate change and the oil industry.
Reading Time: 4 minutes SPICe has estimated the additional cost to Scotland of parcel delivery surcharges relative to the rest of the UK. For 2019, we estimate a cost of £40m.
Reading Time: 4 minutes SPICe has recently received a number of enquiries about smart meters. This blog explores some of the issues around the technology, and its introduction to homes and businesses.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at the most recent economic facts and figures for Scotland’s brewing and distilling sectors. A key trend has been the uplift in employment.
Reading Time: 5 minutes On 4 November 2019, the Scottish and Irish Governments announced “a joint bilateral review to look at how the countries can work together over the next five years.” This blog looks at the details of the announcement and provides a snapshot of the links that already exist between the two countries.