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Public sector finances bulletin

The public sector finances statistical bulletin.


Public sector finances: October 2018

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