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Scottish Business Monitor

The quarterly Fraser of Allander Scottish Business Monitor, in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard, provides a snapshot of activity and business sentiment in the Scottish economy.


Launched in 1998 – and now in its 25th year – the Scottish Business Monitor is one of Scotland’s preeminent trackers of business sentiment and activity.

Compiled by the Fraser of Allander Institute – an independent economics research institute at the University of Strathclyde – the Business Monitor compiles responses from around 500 businesses across Scotland – and from a range of sectors – on issues such as business activity, investment, employment prospects and turnover/costs.

The Scottish Business Monitor is published weeks in advance of official growth data on the Scottish economy. It also provides a detailed assessment of sentiment in the business community, including investment and recruitment intentions.


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