This has been a week like no other, and we’ve seen a raft of announcements on measures from both the UK Government and the Scottish Government to try and delay the spread of COVID-19 and to help cushion the severe impact that those restrictions will have on households and businesses. These are unprecedented announcements, of a type and scale not seen before in Britain.
Devolution means of course that we have two governments who are announcing measures that impact on Scottish business and daily life. Some of the measures announced by the UK Government impact on Scotland, but others require the Scottish Government to decide how to use any consequentials triggered by UK announcements. In many cases, we’ve seen very similar policy announced north of the border albeit translated slightly to reflect differences in existing policy design.
Here is a round-up of what has been announced so far in relation to COVID-19 that will impact firms and individuals in Scotland.Continue reading