Project / Series

General Election 2024

The UK General Election on the 4th of July, 2024, follows a period of significant economic and societal challenges. In a series of webinars, briefings, podcasts, and articles, we analyse the party manifestos and communicate the implications of different parties' policy commitments for Scotland. This is supported by the Nuffield Foundation as part of their general election briefing series.

Overview

The UK political landscape has become ever more complicated in recent years with the significant devolution of powers to the constituent nations of the UK. The ad hoc and  asymmetric nature of devolution poses a challenge for politicians and policy makers to communicate the implications of policy announcements for citizens in the devolved nations.

In a series of webinars, briefings, podcasts, and articles, we analyse the party manifestos and communicate the implications of different parties’ policy commitments for Scotland.

Our goals in covering the general election are:

  • To ensure the public understand the implications for Scotland of all policy and manifesto announcements throughout the campaign;
  • To encourage all parties to clarify the implications of their commitments for Scotland under the current devolution settlement, including where power for decisions actually lies;
  • To collect and analyse announcements from all parties on particular areas and what they mean for Scotland.

Topics include devolution, economic strategy and policy, social security, and tax policy among others.

This work is funded by the Nuffield Foundation as part of their general election briefing series. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the Foundation.

Website: www.nuffieldfoundation.org
Twitter: @NuffieldFound

Authors

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.

Emma Congreve is a Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Deputy Director at the Fraser of Allander Institute. Emma's work at the Institute is focussed on policy analysis, covering a wide range of areas of social and economic policy.  Emma is an experienced economist and has previously held roles as a senior economist at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and as an economic adviser within the Scottish Government.

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.

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.