National Statistics

Public sector finances bulletin

The public sector finances statistical bulletin.


Public sector finances tables: January 2018


The public sector finances statistical bulletin is published jointly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and HM Treasury on a monthly basis and provides the latest available estimates for key public sector finance statistics, such as public sector net borrowing, public sector net debt and public sector current budget deficit/surplus.

The bulletin is structured with the latest headline figures, revisions and information on recent events and/or methodological changes which impact on the statistics, located at the front of the bulletin.

Following this there is some contextual information for users and then more detailed information on each of the key aggregates. Historic data on public sector net debt and public sector net borrowing have been included to put the latest figures in context. More detailed notes on the publication are located towards the end of the bulletin.

HM Treasury is no longer producing the public sector finances databank. For information on the key fiscal aggregates:

Go to the OBR for outturn and projected numbers for the key fiscal aggregates in financial years.

Go to the ONS for outturn data of the key fiscal aggregates in quarters, financial years and on a monthly basis.

Go to the ONS for a breakdown on receipts and expenditure.

Published 20 June 2013
Last updated 21 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with January data
  2. Updated with December data.
  3. Updated with November data.
  4. Updated with October data
  5. Updated with September data
  6. File updated to correct an error in the estimation of local government and public sector net borrowing in 2016 and 2017.
  7. Updated with August data
  8. Updated with July data
  9. Updated with June data
  10. Updated with May data
  11. Updated with April data
  12. Updated with March's data
  13. Updated with February's data
  14. Updated with January's data
  15. Updated with December's data
  16. Updated with November's data
  17. Updated with October data
  18. Updated: Public Sector Finances; September 2016 pdf
  19. Updated with data from September
  20. Updated with: Public sector finances August 2016
  21. Updated with: public sector finance bulletin (July 2016)
  22. Updated with: Public Sector Finances June 2016
  23. Updated with: Public Sector Finances May 2016
  24. updated with april stats
  25. Updated with March 2016
  26. Updated February's PDF with bulletin as well as tables.
  27. Updated with February's bulletin.
  28. error in table REC3 corrected
  29. updated with January figures
  30. updated with december files
  31. Updated with November figures.
  32. Updated to include October's returns
  33. September bulletin added.
  34. Updated with August 2015 figures
  35. Updated for July 2015
  36. Updated with June 2015
  37. Updated with May's public sector finances statistical bulletin.
  38. April bulletin uploaded
  39. Latest monthly public sector finance bulletin (March 2015)
  40. Updated version
  41. Updated version
  42. Updated to include December 2014 outturn
  43. Updated for November return
  44. Updated with the latest monthly public sector finance bulletin (October 2014)
  45. September public sector finances published
  46. updated for August
  47. updated for July
  48. updated for june
  49. updated with May bulletin
  50. updated with April bulletin
  51. added March bulletin and tables
  52. February 2014 release published
  53. updated with january bulletin
  54. updated with new bulletin
  55. updated with november release
  56. added October bulletin
  57. Update for August release
  58. August update
  59. June update
  60. update for may
  61. First published.