Understanding the Scottish local economic impact of Covid-19

The Improvement Service has developed a dashboard entitled, Understanding the Scottish local impact of Covid-19. This tool summarises the publically available data relating to the current economic impact of Covid-19. It shows, at a Scottish local authority level, the current uptake of government support including;

  • The Coronovarius Job Retention Scheme – Employments Furloughed
  • The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • Unemployment benefit claims
  • The COVID Business Support Grant Fund

This will be of interest to local authorities and other partners in understanding the economic impact in their local area and how this compares to other areas. Data will be updated as it becomes available.

Click here to access the dashboard


A Menu for Change

A Menu for Change: Cash, Rights, Food is a three-year project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and managed by Oxfam Scotland, Poverty Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and Nourish Scotland. The project aims to reduce the need for emergency food aid by ensuring people across Scotland get the cash, rights and food they need before they are in crisis.

Since July 2017, the project has been working intensively in Levenmouth in Fife to support public and third sector services to move away from using emergency food aid as the primary response to food crisis.

Read the full report including suggestions for how stakeholders in Fife could continue to reduce the need for emergency food aid here.