Scottish budget risks and uncertainties – implications of Covid-19

The Scottish Budget 2020/21 was published and agreed before Covid-19 was perceived as posing a significant health risk to the UK. This post examines how the policy response to Covid-19 will affect the size of the Scottish budget, the outlook for devolved revenues, and the financial risks the budget is …

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A brief comment on coronavirus and the Scottish economy…

We’ve been asked in recent days for our take of the impact of the coronavirus on the Scottish economy. Of course, it goes without saying that the economy is very much secondary to the health implications and the risks to individuals and families. So before going any further, it’s important …

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When’s a bridge not a bridge? When it’s a tunnel, apparently…

It is perhaps a sign of the times that political stories, which wouldn’t even have seen the light of day in the past, gain traction. The latest is the proposal of a bridge (although we’re told that was a metaphor, and it may now be a tunnel that’s being proposed) …

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