Fraser of Allander Institute

Fraser of Allander Institute

Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary

Supported by Deloitte Founded in 1975, the Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary is the leading publication on the Scottish economy and offers authoritative and independent analysis of the key issues of the day.

The Commentary provides in-depth analysis of the current performance and future prospects of the Scottish economy, including short- and medium-term forecasts for economic growth and the labour market.

The Commentary also provides a platform for the dissemination of high quality research on issues facing the Scottish economy. It publishes articles from leading experts in academia, industry, policy and the third sector.

The Economic Perspectives and Policy sections of the Commentary contains accessible, policy-relevant research and commentary on the Scottish economy and wider economic and public policy issues.

Latest Fraser of Allander Commentary

December 2017: volume 41, number 4


This week’s Scottish Budget (14.12.17) comes at a crucial time for Scotland’s economy.

With Brexit uncertainty continuing to cast a shadow, plus a gloomier outlook for UK productivity, the Budget provides an important opportunity for the Scottish Government to set out their plans to support the Scottish economy.

The Budget will also mark the first time that we will have forecasts from the new Scottish Fiscal Commission (SFC). The SFC will provide an independent assessment of the outlook for the economy, devolved taxes and social security.

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