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‘The rich get richer and the poor get poorer’: exploring the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the widening inequality gap in the UK

One of the winning essays from the Economic Futures Essay Competition ‘The rich get richer and the poor get poorer’: exploring the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the widening inequality gap in the UK, written by Catherine Bouchard of the University of Glasgow.

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A review of todays FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte, September 2020

Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute is joined by Adam McGeoch and David Eiser of the Fraser of Allander Institute and Steve Williams, Senior Partner at Deloitte to discuss todays Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary.

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Today’s Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary in 10 bullet points

We published our latest economic commentary today, in this article we summarise in 10 key bullet points

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Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary: uncertain outlook at key crossroads in the recovery

The latest Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary: The Scottish economy is at a key crossroads in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the outlook particularly uncertain.

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A busy week of news on the Scottish budget

Its been a busy week of news on the Scottish budget, with three significant announcements: on income tax outturn, budget revisions, and the scrapping of the UK Autumn Budget. What are the implications?

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Latest data on the Scottish economy – Update 25th September 2020

GDP estimates for Scotland published this week show that the Scottish economy grew by 6.8% in July compared to June. The number of furloughed workers has fallen significantly between July and August in Scotland and the rest of the UK as the Job Retention Scheme started to be wound down. Accommodation & food services and arts, entertainment, and recreation continue to be the sectors which have been most negatively impacted.

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Scotland’s invisible people

People with learning disabilities have much to offer Scotland, yet they often feel left behind. In our latest research project, we analyse the support and opportunities available to adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. Read the full report here.

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Income tax outturn 2018/19 & implications for the budget

Income tax outturn data for 2018/19 has been published. What does it tell us about the performance of the Scottish tax base, and what does it mean for the Scottish budget in 2021/22?

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A new project on adults with learning disabilities in Scotland

We’re delighted to be starting a new year-long research project examining the relationship between people with learning disabilities in Scotland and economic outcomes for them and their families. Here, we provide a taster of what’s to come throughout this project and why this issue matters.

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