Date lodged: 31 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers there are any flaws in the compiling of the Government Expenditure and Revenue Figures (Scotland) (GERS), and what its reasons are for its position on this.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 26 April 2017
Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland (GERS) estimates the contribution of revenue raised in Scotland towards the goods and services provided for the benefit of Scottish residents under the current constitutional arrangements.
The methods used to compile Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland (GERS) are set out publicly and have been agreed via public consultation, and in consultation with the Scottish Economic Statistics Consultation Group, which brings together users of Scottish economic statistics from a range of backgrounds, including academia, the public sector, and the media.