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

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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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