The ‘Fraser’ has been monitoring and commenting on the Scottish economy for over 40 years. These are exciting times for the Fraser. We’re benefiting from new investment by the University, research bodies and private benefactors which is helping to expand our research team and widen our coverage of real-world economic issues. Read more about our plans here.
There has never been a more important time for impartial analysis and scrutiny of Scottish fiscal and economic policy. Constitutional change is well underway, with no fixed horizon in sight, and with this change comes challenges and opportunities for the Scottish economy. The fiscal responsibilities of the Scottish Parliament are expanding rapidly, with new powers over both taxation and public spending being devolved from Westminster. The recent decision by the UK to leave the European Union will not only have far reaching – and serious – economic implications for the Scottish economy for years to come, but it has also fuelled demands for Scotland to chart a different course in Europe, and even to hold a second Scottish independence referendum.