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Strathclyde University’s Fraser of Allander is a leading economic research institute, which carries out impactful research to inform the big challenges and opportunities facing the nations of the UK.

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The New Northern Ireland Protocol: is Northern Ireland stuck in the middle?

From the 1st of January 2021, the New Protocol (NP) on Northern Ireland (NI) plays a fundamental role in regulating NI’s trade with the European Union (EU) and Great Britain (GB). The NP aims to prevent a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and to safeguard …

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New project to understand climate impacts of Scottish Government policies

We will be exploring options aimed at improving how greenhouse gas emissions are considered in the development of Scottish Budgets and spending decisions.

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Scottish Business Monitor, 2021 Q3

This press release summarises the key results from our latest Fraser of Allander (FAI) Scottish Business Monitor, published in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard. Scottish businesses are rising to meet the net-zero challenge, with a majority confirming they have committed to or already achieved their carbon neutral aims, as new research shows …

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Do Renewables Provide an Answer to Climate Policy Trade-Offs?

With COP 26 coming to an end in Glasgow this week, the climate is firmly back on the international agenda and a step change is required to avoid the very worst impacts of climate change. Domestically, the UK and Scottish Governments have committed to net-zero targets by 2050 and 2045 …

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The 2022 review of the Scottish fiscal framework: what’s been agreed so far?

The UK and Scottish governments recently announced welcome progress in agreeing the scope of a review of the Scottish fiscal framework. What has been agreed so far is welcome, but there are still some details to be ironed out.

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COP26: How can businesses be helped to think about their environmental responsibilities?

Institute Director Mairi Spowage is joined by Jonny Clark, Managing Director of ITP Energised, who provide advice to companies who are keen to decarbonise their operations and/or develop renewable energy developments.

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Scotland’s Road to Net Zero – Tracking Scotland’s Performance

Scotland is committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2045 however, whilst the volume of greenhouse gas emissions indicates the fate of our planet, they alone do not reflect the state of our environment.

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New Podcast: UK Autumn Budget 2021

Stuart McIntyre is joined by Mairi Spowage and David Eiser to talk about yesterday’s autumn budget.

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UK autumn budget 2021 – implications for Scottish budget 2022/23

Implications of the UK government autumn budget and spending review 2021 for Scotland – an initial response

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