Publication - Factsheet

About Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland

Published: 29 Oct 2019
Directorate:
Chief Economist Directorate
Part of:
Economy

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

Contents
About Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland
Aims and objectives

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.


Contact

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

Email: economic.statistics@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 2825