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Consultation: Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2016-17

Published: 8 Sep 2017
Chief Economist Directorate
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Documents relating to the 2017 consultation on the Scottish Government's Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures.

8 Sep 2017
Consultation: Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland 2016-17

The Scottish Government's response to the GERS 2016-17 consultation is available in the attached docuemnt. This was published alongside GERS 2016-17, and includes updates on the changes that have been made in that publication.

This consultation is now closed. The consultation documents are available below as part of the public record.

As part of the commitment to continuous improvement to the processes used in all their publications, Scottish Government statisticians have been reviewing the data and methodologies within the Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland (GERS) publication. As a result, a number of changes were proposed for the 2016-17 publication. The consultation sought users' views on these changes, which were discussed at the annual meeting of the Scottish Economic Statistics Consultation Group on 25 April May 2017.

Previous consultations

Information on previous GERS consultations is available at this archived copy of the relevant page of the Scottish Government's old website.

GERS consultation 2016-17

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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


Telephone: 0131 244 2825