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Election Issue brief – job numbers impacts

Some of the parties have committed to infrastructure or capital programmes, which can have very large sums attached to them over multiple years. Often, though, there will also be estimates for the number of jobs “created” or “supported” due to these programmes. But how do the parties come up with these numbers?

Exports support 6.5 million UK jobs – New FAI report

Economic theory tells us that trade can help boost employment outcomes in the long run. However, the benefits of trade are not necessarily experienced equally, or at all. Today we have published a new report which examines how jobs in the UK are supported by exporting activities, including how these supported jobs differentially impact different parts of society.

Scottish business monitor shows sentiment improving, but outlook concerning

Major survey indicates improving Scottish business sentiment, but outlook remains challenging

The Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor, produced in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute shows that as lockdown restrictions begin to ease and the economy starts to open back up, sentiment amongst the Scottish business community is showing some tentative signs of improvement. However, the overall outlook remains challenging.

Expected sharp fall in outlook for business – Scottish Business Monitor Q1 2020

In this podcast, Graeme Roy is joined by Mairi Spowage and James Black to discuss the latest results from the Fraser of Allander Scottish Business Monitor. The survey, done in partnership with law firm Addleshaw Goddard, has been running since 1998, and seeks to capture business activity and outlook in …

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