Reading Time: 5 minutes The momentous shift to online retail has created a range of issues for Scottish consumers and policy makers. Some of these issues are explored here, including parcel delivery surcharges, decline of traditional retail, and the implications for festive shopping.
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 Scottish National Investment Bank is due to launch before the end of 2020. This blog looks at some of the most recent developments around the Bank, including the publication of the proposed missions.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), also known as the “furlough scheme” in Scotland. A range of facts and figures based on analysis of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Official Statistics on the CRJS are explored. Scotland had 736,500 furloughed employments, as of 30 June.
Reading Time: 7 minutes With over 6,000 businesses and over 75,000 people employed in the night-time economy across Scotland’s four largest cities, it is an important part of Scotland’s wider economy. This blog looks at the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s night-time economy.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog explores the changes to the food system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reading Time: 18 minutes This blog provides a snapshot of responses received by the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee in response to their call for views on the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s businesses, workers and the economy.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog provides an overview of all business support measures introduced by the Scottish Government in response to COVID-19. It also explores the costs and funding of these measures.
Reading Time: 5 minutes It is now almost four years since the Enterprise and Skills Review (ESR) was launched in May 2016, by the First Minister. This blog explores progress to date in achieving its aspirations.