UK Budget, UK Economy

Weekly Update – Mairi and David discuss the Autumn Statement

Kate Milne is joined by the Director of the Institute, Professor Mairi Spowage, and Deputy Director, David Eiser, to discuss yesterday’s UK Government’s Autumn Statement.

Chair: Kate Milne, Economist, Fraser of Allander Institute
Guests: Professor Mairi Spowage, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, and David Eiser, Deputy Director

(00:30) Main takeaways from the Autumn Budget Review
(03:25) Were there any surprises?
(08:00) Has enough been done to ease the long recession ahead?
(12:00) Support for businesses and charities
(14:15) Implications for Scotland



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.

David is Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute



Kate is a Knowledge Exchange Assistant at the FAI working across a number of project areas. She is currently studying for her MSc in Economics at the University of Edinburgh and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde. Kate is also the Outreach Coordinator at the Women in Economics Initiative which aims to encourage equal opportunity and improve representation in the field.