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The Fraser of Allander Institute Podcast
31 minutes | 9 days ago
Election Podcast #7: a focus on climate change with special guest Dr Matt Hannon
Check out the Local Zero podcast here, or through your favourite podcast platform.Timestamps(00:38) Introduction to Local Zero podcast(01:43) What is meant by a green recovery?(04:09) The climate change related policies in the manifestos(08:54) Oil and Gas transition, including reskilling & training(13:55) Policy ideas that were surprising - or areas that have not been discussed(19:38) Where are we on net zero compared to where we need to be?(24:38) The importance of COP26 in Glasgow
28 minutes | 13 days ago
Election podcast #6 with special guest Divergent Influencers
ContributorsAdam McGeoch, FAIMairi Spowage, FAIEmma Congreve, FAIDivergent InfluencersTimestamps(00:38) Economic data and analysis we’ve published this week(07:12) Learning Disabilities in the parties' manifestos(11:32) A discussion with Divergent Influencers(22:01) Child poverty in the manifestos(25:56) Upcoming analysis
27 minutes | 20 days ago
Election podcast #5 with special guest Alf Young
ContributorsMairi Spowage, FAIEmma Congreve, FAIDavid Eiser, FAIAlf Young, The TimesTimestamps(00:48) Manifesto Analysis(06:33) A discussion with Alf Young(20:46) Economic Data and Analysis we’ve published this week
29 minutes | a month ago
Election podcast 4 with special guest Mure Dickie
Timestamps(00:30) Key Issues from the campaign this week(06:33) A discussion with Mure Dickie(19:42) A look forward to the next week
27 minutes | a month ago
Election podcast #3 with special guest Jenni Davidson
Timestamps00:32 Disability and carer benefits for children and pensioners02:55 The economy and growth08:53 Jenni Davidson, Holyrood Magazine19:33 Employability support24:57 Looking to the week ahead
22 minutes | a month ago
Economic policy to the crisis: tools, issues and the future
ChairEmma CongreveGuestsSophie HaldaneMphatso KumwendaMairi SpowageTimestamps(0:58) What have been the main policy tools used in response to the pandemic?(3:10) One key theme arising from the crisis has been the differential impact of the pandemic on different sectors and income levels, what are your thoughts on how policy has responded to this?(5:55) What are ‘scarring effects’ and how much of a policy concern are they?(9:34) What are the trade-offs between timely, targeted, and temporary fiscal policy?(14: 12) How much of a concern is government debt?(18:16) Has adapting to the pandemic changed the way we think about economic policy?
24 minutes | a month ago
Election podcast #2 with special guest Peter MacMahon
Contributors:Mairi Spowage, Interim Director, FAIEmma Congreve, Head of Poverty & Equalities Analysis FAIPeter MacMahon, Political Editor ITV BorderTimestamps:(00:44) Doubling the Scottish Child Payment (Emma)(06:25) Carer and disability social security powers (Emma)(08:28) Guest segment with Peter MacMahon(16:56) Universal Basic Income (Mairi)(21:28) Update on the economy this week (Mairi)LinksUnderstanding Social Security in Scotland: Working age disability and carer benefitshttps://fraserofallander.org/understanding-social-security-in-scotland-working-age-disability-and-carer-benefits/Election 2021 Issue brief: Universal Basic Incomehttps://fraserofallander.org/election-2021-issue-brief-universal-basic-income/Household incomes and the 2021 electionhttps://fraserofallander.org/election-2021-issue-brief-universal-basic-income/The economic backdrop to the Scottish electionhttps://fraserofallander.org/the-economic-backdrop-to-the-scottish-election/
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Election Podcast #1
ChairMairi Spowage, Interim Director, FAIGuestsEmma Congreve, Head of Poverty & Equalities Analysis FAIDavid Eiser: Head of Fiscal Analysis FAIStuart McIntyre: Head of Research, FAITimestamps(02:32) Reflections on the big themes discussed at the election webinar(13:32) Adult social care reform(16:49) Income tax powers(25:15) Labour market outlook(30:31) New social security powers
22 minutes | 2 months ago
A review of today's FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte, March 2021
Episode NotesChairEmma Congreve, Fraser of Allander InstituteGuestsMairi Spowage, Fraser of Allander InstituteAdam McGeoch, Fraser of Allander InstituteGavin Hood, DeloitteTimestamps(00:30) – Brief overview of commentary, Mairi(7:40) – The effects of the pandemic on the hospitality sector, Adam(10:00) – Homeworking in Scotland, Adam(12:40) - Implications for Spending, Gavin
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Is the social care system delivering for adults with learning disabilities?
FAIEmma CongreveRob WattsShared Lives PlusLesley StevensonAbby FarrellLouise KennedyTimestamps(01:18) Discussion of FAI report into Scotland's social care system for adults with learning disabilities.(10:54) Discussion of the Shared Lives model of care and support, and a look at what the evidence tells us.(20:18) Abby and Louise share their experiences of Shared Lives.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Economy Round Up, 12th February 2021
ChairEmma Congreve, Fraser of Allander Institute GuestMairi Spowage, Fraser of Allander InstituteTimestamps(00:47) Discussion of the Scottish Business Monitor (08:06) Discussion of the Social Care Support for Adults Report
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Improving transitions to adulthood
Chair:Emma Congreve (FAI)Guests:Scott Richardson-Read (Scottish Transitions Forum, ARC Scotland)Kieran, Laura, Claire, Rameez and Ryan (Divergent Influencers, Scottish Transitions Forum)Timestamps:(00:50) What is ARC Scotland and what are "transitions to adulthood"?(04:04) Why is transition planning so important?(05:36) What does good transition planning look like?(10:52) Kieran, Laura, Claire, Rameez and Ryan talk about their experiences of transitioning to adulthood.(20:25) Kieran and Laura tell us about their work with ARC Scotland.(22:00) If you could put forward one change to improve transitions, what would it be?
49 minutes | 5 months ago
A look back on an extraordinary year
(01:02) January https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/a-referendum-in-2020/(04:04) February https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/budget/budget-2020-21-preliminary-analysis/(05:46) March https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/this-isnt-a-v-shaped-recession/(10:48) April https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/coronavirus-quantifying-the-impact-on-the-scottish-economy/(14:11) May https://fraserofallander.org/covid/restart-as-you-mean-to-go-on/(20:13) June https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/the-outlook-for-the-scottish-budget-in-2020-and-beyond/(25:02) July https://fraserofallander.org/covid/latest-data-on-the-scottish-economy-update-10th-july-2020/(29:07) August https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/reflections-on-yesterdays-recovery-report/(33:37) September https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/not-o-k-the-shape-of-the-recovery-to-come/(35:50) October https://fraserofallander.org/learning-disabilities/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-human-rights-and-the-exclusion-of-people-with-learning-disabilities/(40:18) November https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/fiscal-policy-tax/the-evolution-of-the-scottish-budget-2020-21-and-a-look-forward-to-the-spending-review/(43:58) December https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/fiscal-policy-tax/on-exempting-nhs-bonus-payments-from-tax/
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Devolution in 2020: What have we learnt from Brexit and COVID-19?
Chair:Mairi Spowage (FAI)Guest:Dr Hannah White (Institute for Government)Timestamps:(02:10) How well are devolved budgetary processes understood at Westminster?(05:24) What COVID-19 has taught us about the interaction between Westminster and the devolved parliaments.(14:37) The impact of Brexit on inter-governmental relations.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Ensuring that the Scottish Budget makes an impact
This podcast was recorded on the 15th December and makes reference to the Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary and annual Budget Report published that morning.https://fraserofallander.org/fai-publications/economic-commentary-december-2020/https://fraserofallander.org/scottish-economy/budget/scotlands-budget-report-2020/More information on the budget work of the Scottish Human Rights Commission can be found here: https://www.scottishhumanrights.com/projects-and-programmes/human-rights-budget-work/Latest work from JRF in Scotland can be found here: https://www.jrf.org.uk/our-work/scotlandChair:Graeme Roy (FAI)Guests:Emma Congreve (FAI), Ali Hosie (Scottish Human Rights Commission), Chris Birt (JRF in Scotland)Timestamps: (01:37) What does the FAI budget report say about these issues? (EC)(04:14) What is a human rights based approach to budgeting? (AH)(08:33) What are the key principles that the Scottish Government should be adhering to? (AH)(11:40) How well is Scotland performing compared to other countries on these principles? (AH)(14:25) How important is the overall budget process for addressing poverty? (CB)(16:30) How could more be done to allow for better participation of people who’s lives are impacted by budget decisions? (CB)(18:53) How can we get better at producing policy across portfolios, and avoid working in silos? (CB)(21:38) What structures could help with doing this? (EC)(25:50) What should be the top priorities for the Scottish Budget? (AH, CB, EC)(34:42) What should economists and commentators focus on in reporting changes in the budget? (AH, CB)
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Low income and enterprise
Guests:Chair: Emma Congreve, FAIGuest: Isla Kapasi, University of LeedsTimestamps:(02:25) Motivations for self employment (06:37) Are there particular groups that are affected(11:53) Implications for policy(24:12) Post Covid considerations for low income self employedLinks to further information on the project:https://pureapps2.hw.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/9934375/In_work_Poverty_Enterprise_Report.pdfSmith, A., Galloway, L., Jackman, L., Danson, M. & Whittam, G. (2019) Poverty, social exclusion and enterprise policy A study of UK policies’ effectiveness over 40 years. International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation 20(2), 107-118.https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1465750318809803Danson, M., Galloway, L. & Sherif, M. (2020) From unemployment to self-employment: can enterprise policy intensify the risks of poverty? Critical Perspectives on Accounting.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1045235420300174?via%3Dihubhttps://business.leeds.ac.uk/cees/dir-record/research-projects/1537/why-the-poor-outcomes-an-examination-of-motivations-in-a-context-of-poverty-entrepreneurship
22 minutes | 6 months ago
The Spending Review and the latest data on the Scottish Economy
Guests: Emma Congreve, FAIMairi Spowage, FAIDavid Eiser, FAITimestamps:(0:26) Headlines from the Spending Review(04:22) What choices will need to be made by the Scottish Government(08:55) Future outlook for public finances and the economy(13:35) No announcement on Universal Credit and implications(14:41) Scottish GDP statistics and challenges over the next few months(19:49) Look ahead to the next Quarterly Economic Commentary
18 minutes | 6 months ago
2 in 5 firms planned redundancies before furlough extension & business views on homeworking
GuestsEmma Congreve, FAIMairi Spowage, FAIJames Black, FAITimestamps(0:20) What is the Scottish Business Monitor?(1:48) What does the business monitor tell us about overall business confidence?(3:28) What does the monitor tell us about the experience of different parts of the Scottish economy?(6:50) How are businesses changing the way we are working?(11:10) What is the view of business on how the UK and Scottish Governments are handling the public health crisis and supporting businesses?(14:20) How can we interpret the new labour market statistics?
13 minutes | 7 months ago
The impact of Covid-19 on human rights and the exclusion of people with learning disabilities
GuestsChair: Emma Congreve, Fraser of Allander InstituteGuests: Maggie and Keith, Directors at PeopleFirst & Rob Watts, Research Associate at the Fraser of Allander InstituteTimestamps(01:40) Human rights and coronavirus(05:12) Digital exclusion and response to the Connecting Scotland initiative(09:38) Other issues that are of concern to PeopleFirst(10:48) Info on the Fraser of Allander’s future work
28 minutes | 7 months ago
A review of todays FAI Quarterly Economic Commentary with Deloitte, September 2020
ChairMairi Spowage, Fraser of Allander InstituteGuestsAdam McGeoch, Fraser of Allander InstituteDavid Eiser, Fraser of Allander InstituteSteve Williams, DeloitteTimestamps(00:30) – Brief overview of commentary, Mairi(2:23) – Overview of the Scottish economy and results from the commentary, Adam(7:15) – Considerations of businesses, Steve(18:00) - Implications for the Scottish budget, David
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