Implications of the crisis on the Scottish economy – FAI webinar

Implications of the crisis on the Scottish economy – FAI webinar

 
 
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On Friday 15th May, the Fraser of Allander team hosted a webinar, giving an overview of the current economic situation, the impact of the pandemic and the immediate outlook for the Scottish economy.

The presentations focussed on the economic context, highlighting some key findings from research by the institute into both regional and sectoral impacts, and discussed the implications for households, including future trends in child poverty and inequality. The session concluded with a discussion of ‘what next’ – including the opportunities and risks facing Scotland over the longer-term, which was followed by a Q&A session.

Chair
Graeme Roy, Director, FAI

Speakers
Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director, FAI
Emma Congreve, Knowledge Exchange Fellow, FAI
Stuart McIntyre, Head of Research, FAI

Timestamps
(7:00) Mairi Spowage: What we know so far
(17:40) Emma Congreve: The impact on individuals and households
(25:45) Stuart McIntyre: The recovery and the long term challenges

(33:10) Q&A
(33:50) How will the fiscal framework be affected?
(43:35) What does the crisis mean for households, child poverty and universal basic income?
(52:15) What is the outlook for businesses in Scotland and what are the unemployment effects?
(56:30) What are the local and regional effects of the crisis and what is the outlook for local government?
(1:01:32) How will the crisis affect universities and colleges?
(1:07:50) What opportunities will there be for the economy and how can we support them?
(1:16:25) What are the implications for the construction sector and future house building?
(1:19:42) What are the long term implications for the care profession?
(1:22:29) How can companies be supported to support recovery?
(1:25:40) What does the current situation mean for Brexit?

May 22, 2020

Implications of the Crisis for the Scottish & UK Economies – FAI & Resolution Foundation Webinar

Implications of the Crisis for the Scottish & UK Economies – FAI & Resolution Foundation Webinar

 
 
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We were delighted to be joined on Tuesday by our friends from the Resolution Foundation.

The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank focused on improving the living standards of those on low-to-middle incomes -www.resolutionfoundation.org

Their outstanding work on understanding the implications of this crisis on the economy has greatly shaped the policy debate across the UK. The webinar will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand about their research and to discuss the implications for Scotland.

You can listen to the webinar using the player above and through any of the major streaming platforms, or watch the video below.

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May 20, 2020

Coronavirus and impacts on the global economy: view from Hong Kong

Coronavirus and impacts on the global economy: view from Hong Kong

 
 
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Dr Jim Walker, Chief Economist at Aletheia Capital, an independent advisory firm based in Hong Kong, joins Graeme Roy and Mairi Spowage to discuss the global economy and the impact of the coronavirus. They discuss what we know so far about the impact on countries in Asia and emerging markets, what the policy response has been from governments across the world, and what the long term global impacts could be of the crisis.

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April 24, 2020

Challenges for business, Government policy and long-term changes with Tracy Black, Director of CBI Scotland

Challenges for business, Government policy and long-term changes with Tracy Black, Director of CBI Scotland

 
 
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Tracy Black, Director of CBI Scotland, joins Graeme Roy in the latest Fraser of Allander Institute Podcast. They discuss how businesses have responded to the challenges over the course of the crisis, the business view of Government support, how we can best prepare to start the economy back up and the long-term changes for businesses.

Chair
Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute

Speaker
Tracy Black, Director of CBI Scotland

Timestamps
[00:18] Scale of the challenge facing business and how businesses have responded
[10:14] What do businesses think about the policy response, what’s been working and what needs further though?
[19:05] How do we start the economy back up?
[27:50] Long-term changes

April 17, 2020

Expected sharp fall in outlook for business – Scottish Business Monitor Q1 2020

Expected sharp fall in outlook for business – Scottish Business Monitor Q1 2020

 
 
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In this podcast, Graeme Roy is joined by Mairi Spowage and James Black to discuss the latest results from the Fraser of Allander Scottish Business Monitor. The survey, done in partnership with law firm Addleshaw Goddard, has been running since 1998, and seeks to capture business activity and outlook in Scotland in advance of official measures. It is a quarterly survey of around 500 businesses in Scotland, and the latest edition was carried out in the first week in April. As would be expected, there were some special questions in this edition of the survey on the type and scale of the impact of the coronavirus on Scottish businesses, as well as questions on the Government policy measures announced so far. James Black discusses the main results from the survey, and Mairi Spowage discusses the coronavirus impacts and the views of business of Government support.

Chair
Graeme Roy, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute

Speakers
James Black, Economist at the FAI
Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director of the FAI

Timestamps
[0:22] An overview of the Scottish Business Monitor [Mairi]
[1:18] The results for the first quarter of 2019 [James]
[2:23] Business outlook over the coming months [James]
[3:57] What did we find around the impact of the current crisis on businesses? [Mairi]

April 9, 2020