2. Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility; Headcount (Table 3)
The devolved public sector covers those bodies which are the responsibility of the Scottish Government or Scottish Parliament while the reserved public sector in Scotland covers those bodies for which the UK Government has ministerial responsibility.
Figure 2: Make-up of the Scottish Public Sector, Q4 2014, Headcount
Chart 3 below shows how the decrease of 24,100 seen for the overall public sector in Scotland is split between the devolved and reserved public sector. The majority of the reduction in reserved public sector was the result of the reclassification of Lloyds Banking Group plc. to the private sector in Q1 2014 as well as the reclassification of the Royal Mail Group Limited and Direct Line Group plc. in Q4 2013 from reserved public corporations into the private sector. Chart 3 also shows the estimated impact of removing these major reclassifications from the series.
Chart 3: Annual Change (from Q4 2013 to Q4 2014) in Public Sector Employment by Devolved and Reserved Responsibility, Headcount
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