Scottish Economy, UK Economy

Weekly Update – stats, stats and more stats

This week  Jack Williamson is joined by FAI Director Mairi Spowage for a discussion on the latest data on the Scottish and UK economy.

Chair: Jack Williamson, Economist, Fraser of Allander Institute

Guest: Professor Mairi Spowage, Director, Fraser of Allander Institute

Time stamps: 

(00:40) Latest GDP figures

(04:21) Length and depth of the looming recession

(06:08) Latest Labour Force Survey data

(09:28) Latest inflation figures

(12:39) Core inflation

(15:23) How well is the Central Bank performing?

(19:44) Upcoming Spring Budget


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.

Jack is an economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute.