Scottish Economy

Election Podcast #1

In our first election podcast, Mairi Spowage, Emma Congreve, David Eiser, and Stuart McIntyre reflect on the big themes likely to feature in this election and answer some of the questions asked by our webinar audience earlier this week that we didn’t have time to answer.

Mairi Spowage, Interim Director, FAI

Emma Congreve, Head of Poverty & Equalities Analysis FAI

David Eiser: Head of Fiscal Analysis FAI

Stuart McIntyre: Head of Research, FAI

(02:32) Reflections on the big themes discussed at the election webinar

(13:32) Adult social care reform

(16:49) Income tax powers

(25:15) Labour market outlook

(30:31) New social security powers


Mairi is the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.

Emma Congreve is a Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Deputy Director at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Emma's work at the Institute is focussed on policy analysis, covering a wide range of areas of social and economic policy.  Emma is an experienced economist and has previously held roles as a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as an economic adviser within the Scottish Government.

Head of Research at the Fraser of Allander Institute

David is Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute