Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog summarises yesterday’s UK Autumn Statement and the implications for Scotland and the Scottish Budget.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The latest earnings statistics show that Scotland’s employees had higher weekly wages compared to the other UK nations, beating inflation in the year to April 2023. Yet in the medium term, earnings growth has been slow. On a positive note, the higher earners’ earnings gap between Scotland and the UK appears to have closed. It remains to be seen whether these trends will continue in future years.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Introduction Recently there has been coverage of the challenges facing certain Office for National Statistics (ONS) household surveys. Due to concerns about the quality of
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog contains up-to-date links to a selection of trusted and official external sources of information relating to support available for individuals and organisations to help with the cost crisis.
Reading Time: 8 minutes This guest blog is from the Fraser of Allander Institute, working with SPICe on an academic fellowship to explore the disability employment gap in Scotland.
Reading Time: 24 minutes This blog provides a summary and analysis of the 2023-24 Programme for Government.
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog provides an update on the status of the National Care Service Bill which was introduced in June 2022.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog explains what behavioural responses to income tax changes are, and how they are forecasted by the Scottish Fiscal Commission.
Reading Time: 10 minutes A look at public funding of culture over the past decade.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog discusses last week’s Scottish Government Medium Term Financial Strategy.