The Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) web area provides information on the annually published GERS report. GERS is compiled by statisticians and economists in the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser of the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government's Chief Statistician takes responsibility for this publication.
GERS 2017-18 will be published at 9:30 am on Wednesday 22nd August.
Consultation on Devolved Finances in Scotland
The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the need for a statistical publication covering Devolved Finances in Scotland. This would be in addition to the existing GERS publication which would continue to be published in its current form. The consultation is open until Friday 7 September 2018. Further information is available at the following link: Devolved Finances Consultation
The latest publication of GERS, providing figures for financial year 2016-17, was published on 23 August 2017. The report is available at the links below:
The GERS 2016-17 tables in spreadsheet format, together with a detailed expediture database, can be downloaded at the following link
Common GERS queries
The Scottish Government receives a number of queries regarding the GERS data. In response to these, a new Frequently Asked Questions section has been introduced to the GERS summary.
In addition, the link below provides answers to earlier GERS queries.
National Statistics in GERS
GERS is an accredited National Statistic publication, which means that it has been independently assessed by the United Kingdom Statistics Authority as being produced in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. Further information is available via the links below.