Scotland’s fiscal position in the UK: accounting for the growth of the fiscal deficit in the post-devolution period

Arthur Midwinter, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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The publication of the annual Government Expenditure and Revenues in Scotland (GERS) Report by the Scottish Executive is a continuing source of political dispute. This set piece confrontation, however, seldom generates any realistic assessment of its merits, because it results in claim and counter-claim over its validity in colourful language. It is not the “bogus” statistical exercise its critics suggest, although not without problems of interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007



  • Fraser of Allander Institute
  • Scottish economics
  • post devolution fiscal deficit

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