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Podcast: General election weekly update #2

In this episode, FAI Director Mairi Spowage and Deputy Director João Sousa join economist Hannah Randolph to discuss the Conservatives’ claim that taxes would have to rise by about £2000 per household to fund Labour’s spending commitments; proposed policy on Council Tax reform and capital gains tax; and the proposed change to the Child Benefit charge threshold.

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

(00:20) £2k rise in taxes per household to fund Labour’s commitments?

(12:30) Council Tax reform and capital gains tax

(22:00) Child Benefit charge threshold

(30:00) FAI General Election coverage 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.