National Statistics

Public sector finances bulletin

The public sector finances statistical bulletin.


Public sector finances: April 2018

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