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Social enterprises and learning disabilities

In this podcast, we discuss the role that social enterprises have to play in supporting people with learning disabilities and additional support needs in Scotland. We’re joined by the team from The Usual Place, a social enterprise in Dumfries.

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A review of today’s FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte, December 2021

A review of today’s FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with special guest, Steve Williams, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland.

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New restrictions likely to hinder optimism for a strong recovery in the new year

The latest Economic Commentary from the Strathclyde Economic Research Institute forecasts pre-pandemic levels will be achieved in Spring 2022.

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Evidence on the Effect of the Brexit Referendum on University Applications in the UK.

Over the past year, Agnese Romiti from the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde and Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes from the University of California-Merced have been working on a project examining the effect of the Brexit referendum held in 2016 on university applications from EU students.

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How are business priorities changing in the face of the Climate Emergency?

This article first appeared in The Herald. If Scotland is to become net zero, businesses must change. What does the latest data tell us about the business response to the climate emergency?

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Key Messages from yesterday’s Scottish Budget

Institute Director Mairi Spowage is joined by colleagues David Eiser and Emma Congreve to discuss the main highlights from the Scottish Budget presented yesterday.

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First look at today’s budget

The first budget of the parliament was billed by Kate Forbes as a budget that was about transition from the pandemic into a period of recovery. But it was also billed as ‘a budget of choices’. So what were the choices made?

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Essential pre-budget reading – the 7 key messages from our budget report

It’s Scottish Budget week! Our latest budget report sets out the key issues that will need to be considered as Kate Forbes sets out her Budget on Thursday.

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Challenging outlook for the Scottish budget despite historically high block grant

In a few days time, on December 9th, the Scottish government will publish its budget for 2022/23. This report sets out the main issues Kate Forbes will have to grapple with on Thursday.

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