Autumn Statement reaction [Podcast] EP75

Sousa, Joao and Spowage, Mairi (2023) Autumn Statement reaction [Podcast] EP75. Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

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João Sousa, deputy director of the Fraser of Allander Institute, is joined by Professor Mairi Spowage, the Institute’s Director, to react to the Autumn Statements: the outlook for growth, the tax and spending announcements, and what it all means for Scotland. Timestamps: (00:28) Economic forecasts for growth and inflation (03:03) Fiscal drag and its consequences (06:50) National Insurance cuts (08:45) Spending settlements for departments and devolved administrations remain tight – are they realistic? (13:03) Consequences for Scotland (17:17) What does this mean in the context of a looming general election?