Our third election podcast looks at some of the key policy issues that have arisen in the campaign this week – the social security system and how it supports disabled children and pensioners, the economy and an action plan for growth, and employability support. We’re also joined by Jenni Davidson from Holyrood Magazine for her thoughts on the campaign so far.
Rob Watts, FAI
Mairi Spowage, Interim Director, FAI
Emma Congreve, Head of Poverty & Equalities Analysis, FAI
Jenni Davidson, Holyrood Magazine
00:32 Disability and carer benefits for children and pensioners
02:55 The economy and growth
08:53 Jenni Davidson, Holyrood Magazine
19:33 Employability support
24:57 Looking to the week ahead
Emma is Deputy Director and Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute
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.