Reading Time: 4 minutes The growth in short term lets, facilitated by peer to peer online platforms, such as Airbnb, has sparked debate about whether short term lets should
Tag: Local Government
What is a Tourist Tax, and why is everyone talking about it?
Reading Time: 4 minutes After years of being touted by local authorities, political parties and expert groups, the idea of introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) within Scotland, has
Local Government funding – the story behind the figures
Reading Time: 4 minutes On 21 May SPICe published a briefing looking at local government finance trends from 2013-14 onwards. Local Government Finance: facts and figures 2013-14 to 2018-19
Guest Blog – The National Performance Framework
Reading Time: 4 minutes As with all guest blogs, what follows are the views of the author, Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy at the Carnegie UK Trust, and not those
Minimum pricing for alcohol – a frequently asked question
Reading Time: 2 minutes Tomorrow the Health and Sport Committee is due to consider the secondary legislation which will bring minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol into effect. This
Apples and oranges? Why it’s difficult to compare Scottish and English local government funding
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Financial Scrutiny Unit is often asked to make Scotland vs England comparisons on various financial measures. When it comes to local government, comparing the
Budget 2018-19 – final allocations to local authorities
Reading Time: 4 minutes At the beginning of February I shared an update to the local government finance settlement at Stage 1 of the Budget Bill 2018-19. The figures
What is next for the Scottish Crown Estate?
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the midst of a period of substantial constitutional debate and change, one significant piece of devolution has been (relatively) quietly underway. The devolution of
Budget Stage 1 – what is the impact on local government?
Reading Time: 3 minutes After yesterday’s Stage 1 announcements, we have published three blogs on the Budget on SPICe Spotlight today – a blog on income tax, a blog