Fraser of Allander Institute

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

Coronavirus will 'undoubtedly' alter shape of Scottish economy, says Fraser of Allander Institute

The coronavirus outbreak has already led to a sharp economic downturn in Scotland; one that will undoubtedly change the shape of our economy in the long-run, according to the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Published 26 March 2020

Fraser of Allander Institute: Coronavirus will have significant impact on economy

The University of Strathclyde's Fraser of Allander Institute has said that due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, we should expect a significant impact on the economy.

Published 17 March 2020

Scottish business confidence ticks up after 'challenging' end to 2019

The general election has provided some clarity for Scottish businesses amid continued growth, albeit weak, according to one of the first major post-election surveys of Scotland’s business community.

Published 6 February 2020

Scottish business calls on government to boost market confidence

Businesses are in a period of stasis with global and domestic factors all contributing to subdued levels of confidence and investment, according to the latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) Quarterly Economic Indicator (QEI) survey for Q4 of 2019.

Published 23 January 2020

Scotland's highest earners to benefit from Corbyn's tax promises

The highest earners in Scotland will pay less tax than their counterparts in the rest of the UK under Jeremy Corbyn's plan for government, a new analysis by the Fraser of Allander Institute has found.

Published 2 December 2019

31st Oil & Gas survey highlights increase in confidence of North Sea energy firms

Business confidence within the oil and gas sector has increased with 43% of contractors reporting a rise in production activity, up from 28% 12 months ago, according to the 31st Oil & Gas survey conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

Published 27 November 2019

Scotland suffers £3bn Brexit blow

The Scottish economy has suffered a £3 billion hit as a result of Brexit as uncertainty has led to a decrease in investment and growth, the Fraser of Allander Institute has found.

Published 23 October 2019

US announces 25% tariff on Scotch whisky imports

The United States will impose a 25% import tariff on Scotch whisky from October 18th this year, it announced today.

Published 3 October 2019