First Minister calls for caution as Scotland set to move to Level 0

14 July 2021

After the announcement that most Covid restrictions in England would be lifted on 19 July (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease , Scotland is set to follow suit — although it will retain a number of public health measures.

Trade with EU picked up in May

14 July 2021

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has issued its latest monthly trade bulletin showing that total exports of goods, excluding precious metals, increased by £1.3 billion (4.9%) in May 2021, driven by a £1.0 billion (8.0%) increase in exports to EU countries.