The Fraser of Allander Institute Podcast

2 in 5 firms planned redundancies before furlough extension & business views on homeworking

Episode Summary

In this latest podcast, Emma Congreve, Mairi Spowage and James Black of the FAI cover the latest findings of the Scottish Business Monitor as well as a round-up of the latest news on GDP and the labour market. Why did 2 in 5 firms plan redundancies before the furlough extension? What are businesses views on homeworking and Government? And, what does the latest GDP and jobs data tell us?

Episode Notes


Emma Congreve, FAI
Mairi Spowage, FAI
James Black, FAI


(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?