Fraser of Allander Institute



Addleshaw Goddard: Scottish businesses report increased optimism

As restrictions start to ease and the wider economy re-opens across Scotland, a major survey published today by Addleshaw Goddard, highlights that business sentiment has improved since the last quarter of 2020.

Published 28 April 2021

Scottish economy to get back to pre-COVID levels by October 2022, says Fraser of Allander Institute

The Scottish economy will get back to pre-pandemic levels in October 2022, according to the latest Economic Commentary by the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) at the University of Strathclyde.

Published 18 March 2021

Addleshaw Goddard: Scottish businesses are optimistic despite COVID uncertainty

Scottish businesses are more optimistic for the future now, compared to the end of 2020, according to the latest Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor.

Published 10 February 2021

SCC: Scottish economy faces darkest stage 'before dawn' of vaccination

Significant parts of the Scottish economy face worsening conditions due to the pandemic before restrictions are set to ease this year, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI).

Published 14 January 2021

Fraser of Allander reveals three scenarios for Scotland's post-COVID economic recovery

The Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) at The University of Strathclyde has set out three possible scenarios for Scotland's economic growth in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 December 2020

Addleshaw Goddard: Scottish business community remains unsettled despite extension of furlough scheme

Despite the extension of the Job Retention Scheme, the majority of businesses in Scotland remain apprehensive' about the economic outlook, according to Addleshaw Goddard's Scottish Business Monitor.

Published 11 November 2020

COVID-19 encouraged firms to adopt new technology, report finds

The use of technology and the adoption of digital innovation within Scottish businesses has accelerated at an extraordinary level in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by Addleshaw Goddard in partnership with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute.

Published 1 October 2020

Arran’s economy ‘scarred’ by COVID-19

Published 29 September 2020

Majority of Scottish companies planning redundancies when furlough runs out

The majority of Scottish firms say they plan to make redundancies once the UK Government's furlough scheme comes to an end, according to Addleshaw Goddard's latest survey of Scottish companies.

Published 30 July 2020

SCC: VAT cut needed for Scottish hospitality and tourism sector

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has called for VAT to be cut in the hospitality and tourism industry to help businesses who have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 July 2020

Calls for tax changes to relieve burden on lower waged Scots

Scottish Government advisors are calling for ministers to levy more tax from Scotland's higher earners to boost the country’s economic recovery and relieve the burden on lower-paid Scots. 

Published 29 June 2020

Fraser of Allander Institute: Scotland facing deepest recession in living memory

The Scottish economy is now in its deepest recession in living memory, according to the latest Economic Commentary by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde.

Published 24 June 2020

SPFL boosts Scottish economy by £214m

Newly-published research by the University of Strathclyde's Fraser of Allander Institute has revealed that the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) contributes over £200 million to the Scottish economy every year and supports 5,700 jobs.

Published 23 April 2020

Scottish businesses expect fall in activity and outlook

The first major survey of Scottish businesses since the coronavirus outbreak has revealed that 85% of firms expect growth in the Scottish economy to be weak or very weak in the next 12 months, marking an increase of 53% in the previous quarter. 

Published 9 April 2020

Experts warn Scottish GDP could contract by 25% if lockdown lasts for three months

Scotland's GDP could contract by around 20-25% if the government-imposed coronavirus restrictions remain in place for three months, the University of Strathclyde's Fraser of Allander Institute has warned.

Published 8 April 2020