Press release

Publication of Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) National Statistics release 2011

The 2011 Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) National Statistics release is published today.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The 2011 Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) National Statistics release is published today. This provides statistical data on public expenditure outturn for 2009-10 and earlier years and updates the forecast outturn for 2009-10 published in February 2011, including the 2009-10 Country and Regional Analysis based on final outturn. Additionally there have been some small changes to a number of tables in the release to improve transparency and reflect changes to the spending framework.

Since February 2011 a more detailed presentation of the accounting adjustments table has been included. The main changes in the new presentation are to show in more detail items removed from departmental budgeting data and the inclusion of a breakdown of Office for National Statistics (ONS) adjustments by economic category. Feedback is welcome on the new presentation of the accounting adjustments and details on providing feedback are provided below.

Shortly after this publication further information for users will be published, including an updated Annex D providing details of the accounting adjustments table, as well as interactive tables for users, based on the tables contained in the release. These will be released in the usual way on the Treasury National Statistics website.

While this is an annual publication certain key tables are updated during the year. The most recent update was in February 2011, also covering years to 2009-10. The next update will be in July 2011, containing provisional 2010-11 outturn from central government (Whitehall) departments.

Notes for editors

  1. These data are being released in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice for Official Statistics. They can be viewed on the Treasury website or accessed through the UK Statistics Authority’s publication hub (opens in new browser window).

  2. ‘National Statistics’ are the distinct subset of Official Statistics that are produced in accordance with the professional standards set out in the UK Statistics Authority’s ‘Code of Practice for Official Statistics’. Public bodies that produce National Statistics have a statutory duty to comply with the Code. The National Statistics logo is therefore your assurance of statistics produced to the highest professional standards. 

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Published 20 April 2011