Kate Milne is joined by Deputy Director, João Sousa to discuss the upcoming Autumn Statement on 22 November. Against a gloomy economic backdrop and significant pressure on both public services and finances, the Chancellor warns of difficult decisions ahead but what might these look like?
Kate Milne, Assistant Economist
João Sousa, Deputy Director
(00:21) What can we expect from the budget next week?
(02:13) Could recent GDP revisions lead to looser fiscal policy?
(04:46) How might households and businesses be affected?
(06:49) What could the Chancellor do to spur on investment?
(10:28) How do things look for the Scottish economy?
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.
Kate is a Knowledge Exchange Assistant at the FAI working across a number of project areas. She is currently studying for her MSc in Economics at the University of Edinburgh and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde. Kate is also the Outreach Coordinator at the Women in Economics Initiative which aims to encourage equal opportunity and improve representation in the field.