One month on from Scotland moving away from tiered restrictions and the economy continues to grow. Most indicators tracking economic activity in real time have improved since our last update in August.
David Eiser is joined by Mairi Spowage and Stuart McIntyre to discuss the big statistical releases of the week, including Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) and the recent data on the Labour Market.
This article compares the main parties’ manifesto commitments on taxation and the most significant areas of public spending: health and social care; early years and education; local government; social security; and policing and justice.
As part of our project on working hours and poverty in the UK for the Standard Life Foundation, we analysed the relationship between underemployment and household poverty by using data-matching to combine sources of information on both.
Despite a challenging year, and a long winter, there is finally some optimism. The latest data shows positive signs of the economy gradually gearing up for (hopefully) an expected recovery in economic activity.