Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog provides a quick read summary of the findings of a report by Professor Norin Arshed on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on female entrepreneurs in 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: 5 minutes This blog looks at the impact on Scottish households of the planned removal of the Universal Credit uplift.
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: 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: 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.