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The latest on the Scottish and UK economy from a leading independent economic research institute based in the University of Strathclyde.

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The latest on the Scottish and UK economy from a leading independent economic research institute based in the University of Strathclyde.

    A discussion of yesterday's spending review

    A discussion of yesterday's spending review

    FAI Director Mairi Spowage is joined by Deputy Director David Eiser to share their thoughts on yesterday's Scottish Government spending review including initial reactions to the review, discussion of the latest set of economic forecasts and what happens next in the budgetary process.

    • 21 min
    Social enterprises and learning disabilities

    Social enterprises and learning disabilities

    We discuss the role that social enterprises have to play in supporting people with learning disabilities and additional support needs in Scotland. We're joined by the team from The Usual Place, a social enterprise in Dumfries.

    • 20 min
    A review of today’s FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte, December 2021

    A review of today’s FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte, December 2021

    David Eiser, Head of Fiscal Analysis at the Fraser of Allander Institute, is joined by Mairi Spowage, Director of the FAI, and Steve Williams, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Scotland, to discuss today's Economic Commentary.

    In this podcast we set out the key findings from the latest Quarterly Economic Commentary, including our latest forecasts of the Scottish economy.

    • 29 min
    Key messages from yesterday's Scottish Budget

    Key messages from yesterday's Scottish Budget

    Institute Director Mairi Spowage is joined by colleagues David Eiser and Emma Congreve to discuss the main highlights from the Scottish Budget presented yesterday.

    • 18 min
    COP26: How can businesses be helped to think about their environmental responsibilities??

    COP26: How can businesses be helped to think about their environmental responsibilities??

    Institute Director Mairi Spowage is joined by Jonny Clark, Managing Director of ITP Energised, who provide advice to companies who are keen to decarbonise their operations and/or develop renewable energy developments. This is the first in a series of podcasts over the COP fortnight to highlight the role that different organisations and people can and will have in Scotland's journey to Net Zero, and was recorded on Tuesday 2nd November in the afternoon.

    • 21 min
    UK Autumn Budget 2021

    UK Autumn Budget 2021

    Stuart McIntyre is joined by Mairi Spowage and David Eiser to talk about yesterday's autumn budget. This podcast includes discussion of the key headlines from the UK budget, implications for Scotland, and some discussion on key issues surrounding living standards and UC.  With COP26 kicking off next week, Mairi and David also reflect on how 'green' the budget is.

    • 30 min

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