About Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland

Documents and contextual information relating to the Scottish Government's Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) publication.

The aim of GERS is to enhance public understanding of fiscal issues in Scotland. The primary objective is to estimate a set of public sector finance statistics for Scotland through detailed analysis of official UK and Scottish Government finance data. GERS estimates the revenue raised in Scotland and expenditure incurred to provide services for Scotland. 

GERS captures the entire public sector in Scotland and includes activity by each of the constituent sub-sectors of the public sector: central government, local government and public corporations. In addition to providing an analysis of aggregate expenditure and revenue, the report contains a detailed breakdown according to individual expenditure and revenue components.


The views of users are highly valued and the Scottish Government is always keen to hear from as many users as possible.  If you have any queries or comments on GERS please address them to:

Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS)
Office of the Chief Economic Adviser
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

Email: economic.statistics@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 2825

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