Making the restart work for business and employees

Emma Congreve is joined by Alan Thornburrow, Scotland Director at Business in the Community (BITC) to discuss how businesses have been adapting, the challenges that face them in starting to reopen, and the longer term issues that businesses and government need to face. Chair Emma Congreve, Fraser of Allander Institute …

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Riding against the economic headwinds – latest real time indicators of the Scottish economy

Last week the Scottish Government announced that the country is moving into Phase 1 of lockdown easing. With nice sunny weather over the weekend, this has allowed people in Scotland to meet with another household outdoors in a physically distanced way. However, there have not been significant changes with respect …

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What Coronavirus means for education, childcare and working parents

The closure of schools and childcare facilities have meant most parents currently have their children at home. Given the expectation that children won’t return to full time education for some time yet, this raises big questions over the quality of their education and the ability of their parents to juggle …

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Slow and not so sure – the latest data on the Scottish economy and households

As of today (Friday 29th May) Scotland is starting to emerge slowly from its enforced spring hibernation. Whilst easing of the restrictions allowing households to meet at a 2m distance outside will be welcome news for many, we are unlikely to see any immediate big changes in economic indicators. More …

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