GERS and High Speed Rail

A Twitter user claimed “Scotland pays 9%” towards infrastructure projects in England. This amount “goes towards your deficit”. Over 300 users shared this claim.

This claim is untrue. For the High Speed 2 project, the estimated figure is about 2%. Railway infrastructure spending is generally assigned based on where it is.

Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland



This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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