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GERS Consultation 2016

Response to the consultation - 24 August 2016

The Scottish Government's response to the GERS 2015-16 consultation is available at the link below. This is published alongside GERS 2015-16, and includes updates on the changes that have been made in the latest publication.

Scottish Government Consultation Response


Previous documentation

The Scottish Government published an initial response to the consultation on 19 July 2016. This is available at the link below:

Scottish Government Initial Response

Responses from those respondents who were happy for their response to be published are available at the link below:

GERS 2015-16 consultation responses

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 are proposed for the 2015-16 publication. The consultation seeks users' views on these changes, which were discussed at the annual meeting of the Scottish Economic Statistics Consultation Group on 19 May 2016.

In addition, users' are being asked for their views on the wider financial information published by the Scottish Government.

Consultation document

The consultation document can be downloaded from the link below:

GERS 2015-16 Consultation document

Replying to this consultation

Users can reply to the consultation online at the link below:

Online survey

Or by email to:


Or by post to:

Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland Consultation
4WR St Andrews House
Regent Road

Previous consultations

Information on previous GERS consultations is available at the link below.

GERS Consultations