We must back rural and island economies

Of course, the vast majority of business owners understand the best way to protect the economy in the long run is to control the spread of the virus and accelerate the vaccination roll-out. But this doesn’t offset the scale of the immediate challenge.

EU exit will shape our economy for decades

I HAVE been asked on many occasions to compare the economic costs of Covid with those of Brexit. On one level, there is simply no comparison. During the height of lockdown, economic activity in Scotland fell by a fifth, and did so in record time. Many businesses in retail, hospitality and tourism have seen their entire livelihoods taken from them.

Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber

Ensuring that the Scottish Budget makes an impact

In this podcast, Graeme Roy and Emma Congreve are joined by Ali Hosie from the Scottish Human Rights Commission and Chris Birt from JRF in Scotland to look at how the Budget could be better at ensuring the budget has the impact on government priorities

The challenges of estimating Scotland’s learning disabled population and why it matters

It is concerning that we do not know how many people in Scotland live with a learning disability. Why is this the case, what is the impact of this lack of data, and what could be done? This article is part of the Fraser of Allander’s programme of work looking at support and opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.