National Statistics

Public sector finances bulletin

The public sector finances statistical bulletin.



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 22 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated with 'Public Sector Finances December 2019'.

  2. Updated with November's bulletin.

  3. Updated with data for October 2019. Correction note removed as it is no longer applicable.

  4. Updated with corrected September 2019 Public Sector Finances release.

  5. Updated with ONS announcement regarding the September 2019 Public Sector Finances release.

  6. Updated with data for September 2019.

  7. Updated with data for August 2019.

  8. Updated with 'Public sector finances bulletin' July data.

  9. Updated with Public Sector Finances: June 2019

  10. Updated with June's forecast.

  11. Updated with data for April 2019.

  12. Updated with data for March 2019.

  13. Updated with data for February 2019.

  14. Updated with 'Public Sector Finances: January 2019'

  15. Updated with 'Public sector finances: December 2018' and 'Public sector finances tables: December 2018'.

  16. Updated with November's public sector finance bulletin.

  17. Updated with October data.

  18. Updated with 'Public sector finances: September 2018'.

  19. Updated with 'Public sector finances: August 2018'.

  20. Updated with 'Public sector finances: July 2018'.

  21. Updated with Public sector finances: June 2018

  22. Updated with Public Sector Finances: May 2018.

  23. Updated with April data.

  24. Updated with March data.

  25. Updated with February data.

  26. Updated with January data

  27. Updated with December data.

  28. Updated with November data.

  29. Updated with October data

  30. Updated with September data

  31. File updated to correct an error in the estimation of local government and public sector net borrowing in 2016 and 2017.

  32. Updated with August data

  33. Updated with July data

  34. Updated with June data

  35. Updated with May data

  36. Updated with April data

  37. Updated with March's data

  38. Updated with February's data

  39. Updated with January's data

  40. Updated with December's data

  41. Updated with November's data

  42. Updated with October data

  43. Updated: Public Sector Finances; September 2016 pdf

  44. Updated with data from September

  45. Updated with: Public sector finances August 2016

  46. Updated with: public sector finance bulletin (July 2016)

  47. Updated with: Public Sector Finances June 2016

  48. Updated with: Public Sector Finances May 2016

  49. updated with april stats

  50. Updated with March 2016

  51. Updated February's PDF with bulletin as well as tables.

  52. Updated with February's bulletin.

  53. error in table REC3 corrected

  54. updated with January figures

  55. updated with december files

  56. Updated with November figures.

  57. Updated to include October's returns

  58. September bulletin added.

  59. Updated with August 2015 figures

  60. Updated for July 2015

  61. Updated with June 2015

  62. Updated with May's public sector finances statistical bulletin.

  63. April bulletin uploaded

  64. Latest monthly public sector finance bulletin (March 2015)

  65. Updated version

  66. Updated version

  67. Updated to include December 2014 outturn

  68. Updated for November return

  69. Updated with the latest monthly public sector finance bulletin (October 2014)

  70. September public sector finances published

  71. updated for August

  72. updated for July

  73. updated for june

  74. updated with May bulletin

  75. updated with April bulletin

  76. added March bulletin and tables

  77. February 2014 release published

  78. updated with january bulletin

  79. updated with new bulletin

  80. updated with november release

  81. added October bulletin

  82. Update for August release

  83. August update

  84. June update

  85. update for may

  86. First published.