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.

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What can we learn from previous pandemics and from the response to Covid-19 so far?

Jeremy A. Lauer, Professor of Management Science, Strathclyde Business School, (formerly) Economist with the World Health Organization If you would prefer, you can read or download this article as a PDF In spite of being the most foreshadowed global catastrophe in recent history, the COVID-19 pandemic has managed to catch …

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The outlook for the Scottish budget in 2020 and beyond

David Eiser, Fraser of Allander Institute, david.eiser@strath.ac.uk The outlook for the Scottish budget in 2020/21 has changed substantially since it was published in March. Higher spending and lower revenues will largely be offset by increased grant from the UK Government. The pandemic also accentuates the scale of several fiscal risks …

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Stakes are high in balancing public health and economic risks as we look to re-start our economy

Outlook for Scotland’s economy looks hugely challenging as harsh reality from COVID-19 fallout only just beginning to impact The Scottish economy is now in its deepest recession in living memory, according to the latest Economic Commentary by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde. The Institute points …

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A preview of the FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte

Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute is joined by Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director of the Institute and Steve Williams, Senior Partner at Deloitte to discuss the upcoming Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary. The Institute will set out the key messages from the latest Quarterly Economic Commentary, including …

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Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland – a guide to the report released today

The report, co-authored by researchers from the Fraser of Allander Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University and IPPR Scotland, looks at the costs and benefits of implementing a citizen’s basic income (CBI) in Scotland and the channels through which it may impact upon the economy. The modelling we were asked to carry …

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Economic Futures Student Essay Competition launched…

We are delighted to announce our first student essay competition as part of the Economic Futures initiative. The 2020 Economic Futures Essay Competition (Economic Futures) is open to all students registered at a Scottish University studying Economics or a related subject. We’re looking for essays of under 1,500 words. Your …

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