Scottish Economy

Weekly Update – We’re back with more on the budget

The Fraser of Allander podcast returns for a new year with Ciara Crummey, joined by the Director of the Institute, Professor Mairi Spowage, to discuss the implications of the Scottish Budget announced on 15th December 2022.

Chair: Ciara Crummey, Economist, Fraser of Allander Institute
Guests: Professor Mairi Spowage, Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute

(00.22) Key changes announced in the December budget
(03.22) Were there any surprise announcements?
(08.14) Effect on consumers and businesses
(11.18) How has the budget been received?
(13.14) How this ties in with the UK 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.

Ciara is an Associate Economist at the Fraser of Allander Institute. She has a broad research experience across different areas including poverty and inequality, the voluntary sector, health, education, trade, and renewables and climate change. Ciara has an MSc in Applied Economics (Distinction) and a first-class BA Honour’s degree in Economics and Finance, both from the University of Strathclyde.