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GERS: detailed methodology 2017-18

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

Documents outlining the various methodologies used to obtain estimates of public sector revenues and expenditures in Scotland for the 2017-18 GERS publication.

Published:
29 Oct 2019
GERS: detailed methodology 2017-18

The headline estimates of Scottish public sector expenditure and revenue in GERS embrace two key principles:

1. Public sector revenue is estimated for taxes where a financial burden is imposed on residents and enterprises in Scotland

2. Public sector expenditure is estimated on the basis of spending incurred for the benefit of residents and enterprises in Scotland

The documents attached. Methodologies for previous years may be viewed by searching this website or navigating to this archived page of the Scottish Government website.

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