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: 3 minutes Barnett consequentials related to coronavirus (COVID-19) support now stand at £7.2 billion for Scotland. This blog looks at how the Barnett position has evolved through the course of the pandemic.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scottish Government recently published a Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan covering the period to 2025-26. This blog looks at what it does and doesn’t do.
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: 5 minutes The R100 programme, which commits to delivering 100% superfast broadband across Scotland, has not been without its challenges. Momentum has shifted recently with some positive milestones achieved and increased clarity around programme delivery. These recent developments are explored in this blog.
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: 4 minutes This blog considers the 2018-19 Scottish Income tax reconciliation.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at how the number of jobs in Scotland has changed between March and June 2020.