The Scottish Fiscal Commission operates This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the Site.

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


The Scottish Fiscal Commission seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Scottish Fiscal Commission cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. The Scottish Fiscal Commission cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (‘Log Data’).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse this.

Collection and use of personal information

We collect anonymised data from partner agencies to create our forecasts as set out in our Memorandum of Understanding documents found here.

Within the vacancies section of our website potential opportunities for future short-term opportunities (between 3 and 23 months) are advertised for individuals who have a degree in a highly numerate subject. To apply a CV and covering note is requested. This information will be kept for up to 12 months from date received unless a shorter timescale is requested by the individual.

We also collect personal email addresses via Mailchimp which comprise our news update and media contact circulation lists. We will only use these names and email addresses to make contact with subscribers for reasons relating to: Updating subscribers on our news and forecastsPeriodically asking if they would take part in our surveysNotifying subscribers of forthcoming SFC events

Subscribers’ email addresses are held in our account with Mailchimp. All subscribers should check they are content with Mailchimp’s privacy policy.

No subscriber’s email address will ever be shared with any other third party by SFC without the prior consent of that individual subscriber.

Every SFC communication to subscribers includes an opportunity to opt-out of receiving any more, and subscribers can request to be withdrawn from our list at any time by emailing

Accessibility Information

This web site has been designed to comply with the international web accessibility standards issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as part of their Web Accessibility Initiative. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that top level and main content pages are compliant to a minimum of AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standards

Social media accounts

Scottish Fiscal Commission twitter account is managed internally by the Corporate Services Team. There are no other social media accounts.

What we post

Tweets and retweets will be about: Key policy developmentsKey publications and consultationsNews releasesVideo, audio and imagery

Our social media activity will always reflect our values of being independent, open, transparent and accessible.


If you follow us we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed or re-posted by a Scottish Fiscal Commission social media account does not imply endorsement of any kind.


We will update and monitor our social media accounts during office hours, Monday to Friday.

Social media accounts may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to platform downtime.

Direct messages and replies

We will read all direct messages and ensure that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in the Scottish Fiscal Commission.


This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, the Scottish Fiscal Commission, is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

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