Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the main effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Scottish SMEs, in terms of liquidity and access to finance.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the replacement for EU structural funds. The scheme is now being developed, and expected to launch in 2022 (with further details expected in the second half of 2021)
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog discusses and summarises the deal which allowed for passage of the Budget Bill for 2021-22.
Reading Time: 6 minutes SPICe has published a comprehensive briefing looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s tourism sector. It focusses on the scale of impact, business support,
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog considers yesterday’s UK Budget and the implications for Scotland’s public finances next year.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This guest blog was written by Norin Arshed of the University of Dundee, as part of a Fellowship with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. It considers the impact of the pandemic on women entrepreneurs in Scotland.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out the latest data on Scotland’s exports to the EU and forecasts for the possible impact of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement signed by the UK and EU.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog provides an initial analysis of the 2021-22 Budget.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog looks ahead to Budget 2021-22 and the upcoming period of parliamentary scrutiny.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the views of a range of experts on who is most at risk from the pandemic, and how we can protect them.