Scottish Economy

A discussion of yesterday’s spending review

FAI Director Mairi Spowage is joined by Deputy Director David Eiser for a discussion on yesterday’s Scottish Government spending review including initial reactions to the review, discussion of the latest set of economic forecasts and what happens next in the budgetary process.


Mairi Spowage, Director, Fraser of Allander Institute


David Eiser, Deputy Director, Fraser of Allander Institute


(00:30) Initial takeaways from the spending review

(05:20) Discussion of latest economic forecasts

(07:55) Discussion of income tax

(13:45) What did we not find out?

(19:03) What happens next in the process?


Mairi is the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.

David is Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute