Scottish Government staff residency in England: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Clarification of how many Scottish Government civil servants currently live in England out of the total of civil servants employed, and whether you could also clarify how many pay tax to HMRC based on English tax Brackets.


The information you requested is accurate as at 27/12/23. Please note that HMRC can notify us of changes to tax codes daily.

Scottish Government Employees: 16,345.

Colleagues who live in England: 280, all of whom paying English taxes.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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