Mairi Spowage is joined by David Eiser from the FAI, Dr Ed Poole and Guto Ifan from the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University, and David Philips from the Institute For Fiscal Studies to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on devolved fiscal frameworks.
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.
Graeme Roy, Director, FAI
Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director, FAI
Emma Congreve, Knowledge Exchange Fellow, FAI
Stuart McIntyre, Head of Research, FAI
(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
(33:50) 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?
Mairi Spowage is joined by Ian Bruce, Chief Officer at the Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) and Jenny Paterson, CEO of Breakthrough, to discuss how the current pandemic is affecting the voluntary sector in Scotland. This includes the immediate impact on the sector of the crisis and how the sector has had to adapt in this unprecedented period. Policy measures to support the sector, the support that organisations are giving to each other, and the long-term impacts on the sector are discussed, including the role that the voluntary sector can have in supporting the economic recovery to come.
Ben Cooper is joined by Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director of the Institute and Aodhán Connolly, Director of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium, to discuss how the current pandemic is affecting the retail sector in Northern Ireland. With an already turbulent number of years for the retail sector, we discuss what the impact of the CoVid-19 lockdown measures has been on the sector and how this differs in NI compared to the rest of the UK. We also discuss how Brexit will have an impact, and what the long term vision of the retail sector in Northern Ireland is.Continue reading
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.