Fraser of Allander Institute

New CICV Forum report puts spotlight on improving public investment and supporting green recovery

A new report aimed at helping public bodies make decisions on where public funding in construction gives the highest economic returns to help support a green recovery has been published today by the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum).

Published 22 February 2021

Former RBS chief economist makes economic and wellbeing case for building more social homes in Scotland

Building more social homes could add billions to Scotland’s post-pandemic economic recovery, according to a major new report by Stephen Boyle, former chief economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Published 28 September 2020

CICV Forum secures funding to help explore fruitful avenues for expansion

In yet another example of its innovative approach to stimulating and growing Scotland’s building sector, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has secured significant grant funding to help it identify and highlight the investment areas which will bring the most benefit to the wider economy.

Published 3 September 2020

Scottish construction sector 'could contract by half' if lockdown lasts three months

The contraction in Scotland's construction sector could be as high as 40-50% if the government-imposed coronavirus restrictions remain in place for three months, the University of Strathclyde's Fraser of Allander Institute has estimated.

Published 8 April 2020

Homes for Scotland calls for ways to improve outlook of Scotland’s housing

Housing supply growth has varied across Scotland and a number of challenges and opportunities await the industry in coming years, according to new research from Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 13 November 2019

Commercial property ‘worth £4.8bn to Scottish economy’, finds SPF report

The Scottish real estate industry contributes almost £4.8 billion to the Scottish economy and supports more than 92,000 jobs, according to a new report.

Published 7 March 2018