Scotland’s Budget Report 2016

Scotland’s Budget 2016 provides an objective assessment of the outlook for the Scottish budget. Not everything is known with certainty. It unashamedly poses more questions than answers. The aim is to set out the evidence base for a frank discussion about the choices and challenges the government will face when setting priorities for the new parliamentary term.

Today’s publication sets the context for debate. We will follow this up with further analysis once the Scottish Government Draft Budget is published. In celebrating the Fraser of Allander’s 40th anniversary earlier this year, the University of Strathclyde outlined its plans to invest in the long-term future of the Fraser of Allander.

We are delighted that others – including the Scottish Funding Council and Asianomics – are working with us to help deliver on our ambition for a rigorously non-aligned body of work that unambiguously seeks to inform the debate on Scotland’s fiscal outlook through the highest-quality evidence and analysis.


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

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These reports are the Fraser of Allander Institute's annual analysis of the Scottish Budget and are the pre-eminent independent briefing on the key issues facing Scotland's devolved public finances.