Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the impact of COVID-19 on the National Outcomes.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blogs looks at how the unusual projection for the GDP deflator could impact analysis of the 2021-22 Scottish Budget.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog summarises recent research as part of a SPICe fellowship which investigated policies and interventions that experts agree should form part of a green recovery from COVID-19.
Reading Time: 5 minutes When the UK leaves the transition period with the EU, a number of new processes and procedures will be required to ensure UK exports are able to make it to the EU market. This blog sets out the arrangements for road haulage licences and permits.
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: 5 minutes This blog explores the latest Annual Survey of Hours and Earning. It looks at some of the challenges with the data and what impact the pandemic has had on wages across the UK and in selected sectors in Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The decline in the use of physical notes and coin in the UK is not a new phenomenon. In July 2018 the Scottish Parliament’s Economy,
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scottish Government recently published a Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan covering the period to 2025-26. This blog looks at what it does and doesn’t do.
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 The R100 programme, which commits to delivering 100% superfast broadband across Scotland, has not been without its challenges. Momentum has shifted recently with some positive milestones achieved and increased clarity around programme delivery. These recent developments are explored in this blog.