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Recession and Recovery

In the least newsy of news it became ‘official’ at 07:00 on 12 August that the UK economy had been in recession. That confirmation came with the GDP figures for the three months from April to June. During that time income fell by 20.4%, following a fall of 2.2% between January and March.

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Scottish Budget update

As per usual, there was some amount of confusion about what the Chancellor’s statement yesterday meant for the Scottish Budget. Different numbers mean different things to people. But the outlook for the Scottish budget in 2020/21 has changed substantially since it was published in March. So, what do we know?

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Fiscal event or not a fiscal event…. today’s announcements in a nutshell

The Chancellor today announced a number of measures designed to stimulate economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Overall, whilst significant, it is clear that the Chancellor is keeping some options in his back pocket for the budget in the Autumn. And whilst it is right that we …

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The short and long term implications for the Global, UK and Scottish economy, with Stephen Boyle and Professor Andrew Goudie

Graeme Roy is joined by Mairi Spowage and Stephen Boyle of the Fraser of Allander Institute, and Professor Andrew Goudie of the University of Strathclyde to discuss the latest economic implications of the global crisis. The team discuss the current ongoing economic implications for the global, UK and Scottish economies, …

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

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 …

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