Scottish Economy

Election podcast #3 with special guest Jenni Davidson

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


Knowledge Exchange Associate at the Fraser of Allander Institute

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.