2 in 5 firms planned redundancies before furlough extension & business views on homeworking [Podcast] EP32

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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 Scottish firms say that, before furloughing was extended, they planned make redundancies before the end of the year? What are the views of businesses on homeworking and Government? And, what does the latest GDP and jobs data tell us?

(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?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Media of outputOnline
Size16.5 MB
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2020


  • redundancies
  • furlough
  • furlough extension
  • homeworking
  • GDP
  • Scottish business monitor
  • business confidence
  • Scottish economy
  • public health crisis
  • coronavirus
  • pandemic
  • labour market statistics

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