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 accounts for Scotland through detailed analysis of official UK and Scottish Government finance statistics. GERS estimates the contribution of revenue raised in Scotland toward the goods and services provided for the benefit of the people of Scotland. The report is designed to allow users to understand and analyse Scotland's fiscal position under different scenarios.
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:Post: Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) Office of the Chief Economic Adviser Scottish Government St Andrew's House Regent Road Edinburgh EH1 3DG
Telephone: 0131 244 2825