Coronavirus, Scottish Economy

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.



Emma Congreve, Fraser of Allander Institute

Alan Thornburrow, Scotland Director, Business in the Community


3.00 How have businesses been adapting?

09.35 What are the particular challenges facing parents, in particular mothers?

11.18 What support and guidance do businesses want?

14.54 Will businesses try to return back to normal, or are some of the adaptations here to stay?

21.40 What does ‘build back better’ mean in practical ways for business?

30.40 What should support for business look like in the medium and longer term?


The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) is a leading economy research institute based in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.