Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog takes a quick look at four different approaches to how the government decides on its budget – equalities, gender, human rights and wellbeing.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog summarises some key points from the UK Budget and Spending Review and sets out some of the implications for Scotland.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog discusses a newly published research collaboration between SPICe and academics on levels of understanding and scrutiny of Scotland’s new budget powers.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The UK government recently announced plans to increase taxes to pay for health and social care in England. This blog explores the implications for Scotland.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scottish Child Payment was introduced in February 2021. With further changes planned, this blog looks at its current and potential impact on child poverty.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Scottish Government has £4.6 billion in COVID-19 Barnett consequentials so far in 2021-22. This blog looks at what we know about how these funds have been allocated.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog discusses and summarises the deal which allowed for passage of the Budget Bill for 2021-22.
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 blog provides an initial analysis of the 2021-22 Budget.