Economic Commentary [October 2019]

Fraser of Allander Institute, James Black, Benjamin Cooper, David Eiser, Kevin Kane, Adam McGeoch, Stuart McIntyre, Graeme Roy (Editor), Mairi Spowage

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At the time of writing (22nd October), there continues to remain significant uncertainty over the timing and nature of the UK’s departure from the EU.
Unpicking the impact that this is having on the Scottish economy is not an easy task. What we do know is that consumer confidence and risk appetite amongst businesses remains weak. Business investment in the UK has now been negative in 5 of the past 6 quarters. We also know that growth – whilst volatile – remains fragile.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-36
Number of pages36
JournalFraser of Allander Economic Commentary
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2019


  • labour market trends
  • Scotland
  • Scottish economics
  • economic forecasting


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