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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog considers the support and advice that has been provided to women entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
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)
Reading Time: 1 minute The dashboard enables Members, their staff, and anyone else with an interest, to gain insights into their constituencies and regions.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog discusses and summarises the deal which allowed for passage of the Budget Bill for 2021-22.
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,
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Scottish Government plans to invest over £6 billion on infrastructure such as homes, roads and rail in 2021-22. This blogpost explores what we know of this infrastructure’s likely effect on Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog considers yesterday’s UK Budget and the implications for Scotland’s public finances next year.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Scottish Government received a total of £9.7 billion in COVID-19 Barnett consequentials for 2020-21. This blog sets out how they have been used and looks ahead to the evolving picture for 2021-22.
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.