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Podcast: General Election weekly update #1

In this episode, FAI Director Mairi Spowage and Deputy Director João Sousa join economist Hannah Randolph to discuss campaign commitments on tax and other issues affecting Scotland so far, as well as how the General Election issues interact with Scottish Government and Scottish Parliamentary business.

Participants:

  • Dr Hannah Randolph, Associate Economist, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Mairi Spowage, Director, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
  • João Sousa, Deputy Director, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde

Timestamps:

(00:45) Commitments on tax so far

(08:30) NHS funding, GB Energy, and how commitments are funded

(21:30) How campaigns looks different in Scotland

(24:45) What Scottish Government and Scottish Parliamentary business has been postponed?

(31:15) FAI General Election publications and events to look forward to

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Authors

Hannah is an Associate at the Fraser of Allander Institute. She specialises in applied social policy analysis with a focus on income, poverty, and inequality.

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.

João is Deputy Director and Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, he was a Senior Fiscal Analyst at the Office for Budget Responsibility, where he led on analysis of long-term sustainability of the UK's public finances and on the effect of economic developments and fiscal policy on the UK's medium-term outlook.