Welcome to 2021!

2021 has already given us plenty of surprises and no doubt more are on their way. Whatever is going on, rest assured that here at the Fraser we are doing our best to work out and share what this means for the Scottish economy. Governments, firms, and individuals all have a stake in our economy, and our work aims to cover the issues (and hopefully, one day, opportunities) facing them all. As well as our usual commentary on whatever comes our way, here is a overview of the projects we have up our sleeve for this next year.

Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary Webinar, December 2020

The latest Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary webinar was hosted on Tuesday. The webinar was chaired by Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, who was joined by guests Douglas Farish, Deloitte’s Edinburgh Office Senior Partner and the new Auditor General, Stephen Boyle. Graeme was also joined by Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, and David Eiser who heads up the Institute’s Fiscal Analysis.

Transitions from school to paid employment for adults with learning disabilities: a parent’s perspective

As part of the Fraser of Allander’s programme of work looking at support and opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Scotland, we are keen to learn from people with direct experience of living with a learning disability and those in their support network. In this blog, we hear from the parents of Andrew with their reflections about what support they feel would have helped the transition from school to paid employment.

Buchanan Street Glasgow looking busy

Latest data on the Scottish economy – Update 6th November 2020

This update provides a snapshot of new data on the Scottish economy and households based on data released in the last fortnight. The latest data shows that businesses across most sectors of the Scottish economy are continuing to trade, but the accommodation & food services sector saw decreases in trading activity as a result of new restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government in early October.