Reading Time: 4 minutes As it is Scottish Housing Day, this blog takes a quick look at trends in home ownership and Scottish Government support to help people buy
How can academics engage with SPICe and the Scottish Parliament?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Relevant, credible, and independent research is essential for good scrutiny and debate. Within the Scottish Parliament, research is used for many purposes including committee work,
“It’s the end of the line but no one’s to blame” – ‘no fault divorce’ in the UK
Reading Time: 4 minutes It is a sign of times that when the media is talking about divorce these days, it is often referring to the UK’s imminent departure
What do the latest HMRC Regional Trade Statistics tell us about Scotland’s exports? (Q2 2018)
Reading Time: < 1 minute HMRC publish statistics on the exports of goods for each nation and region of the UK in their Regional Trade Statistics publication. This infographic looks at the
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: trade with EU countries
Reading Time: 5 minutes As with all guest blogs, what follows are the views of the author, not those of SPICe or indeed the Scottish Parliament. On 23 August
How accurate were the SFC’s forecasts and what does this mean for the Budget?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scottish Fiscal Commission (SFC) published three documents on Wednesday – a Forecast Evaluation Report 2017-18; a Value Added Tax (VAT) Approach to Forecasting and
What’s in the Programme for Government?
Reading Time: 3 minutes On Tuesday 4 September 2018, the First Minister set out the Programme for Government for the 12 months from September 2018 to August 2019, Delivering
Brexit: Citizens’ Rights
Reading Time: 5 minutes The UK is set to leave the European Union (EU) on 30 March 2019. The draft Withdrawal Agreement (“the agreement”) of 29 March 2018 contains
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: Agricultural Policy and Funding
Reading Time: 5 minutes On 23 August the UK Government began publishing technical notes on the effect of a no-deal Brexit. These notes are intended to provide guidance to
Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: Banking, insurance and other financial services
Reading Time: 4 minutes On 23 August 2018, the UK Government began publishing technical notes on the effect of a no-deal Brexit. These notes are intended to provide guidance