Reading Time: 6 minutes On 13 April 2022, the UK government published detailed plans for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) that is one of the funds that will replace the previous EU funding streams. This blog looks at the different claims made by the UK and Scottish governments regarding whether the UKSPF fully matches the value of the funds it is replacing.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This guest blog from ICAS introduces a new guide to help explain how the UK and Scottish governments are held to account for their decisions on public finances, where the money comes from, how it is spent and prioritised and the results of audits of public accounts.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published the third and final part of its review of global climate research. Known as Assessment
Reading Time: 7 minutes The pandemic has resulted in significant revisions to Scottish Government spending plans. This blog examines the information available on spending to date and highlights the challenges in tracking the spend.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog summarises some of the key measures outlined in yesterday’s UK Spring Statement.
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog gives an overview of the Scottish Government’s 10 year strategy for economic transformation
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog considers the Spring Budget Revision for 2021-22 which was considered at the Public Finance and Administration Committee yesterday.
Reading Time: 12 minutes The Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 14 December 2021. If passed, the Bill will mean that the effect of coronavirus cannot be taken into account when setting the ‘net annual value’ and/or ‘rateable value’ for a property, which in turn determines the non-domestic rates that must be paid.
This blogpost considers the context for the Bill and its purpose. It also considers the related secondary legislation that has already been passed by the Parliament.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog looks at the announcement of an additional £120 million for local authorities in the Stage 1 Budget Bill debate.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction SPICe is producing a series of blogs on the Draft Fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4), which provides a statutory strategy and framework for land use