Transactions of particular groups of institutions (sectors) within the UK economy, showing how the income from production is distributed and redistributed and how savings are used to add wealth through investment in physical or financial assets.
The reporting period for this release covers Quarter 2 (Apr to Jun) 2016 and therefore only includes data for a short period after the EU referendum.
Net investment of £6 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 2 2016. The 5-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £8 billion.
The net investment of £13 billion in UK government sterling securities in Quarter 2 2016 was the largest since records began in 1986. This was mainly caused by net investment by self-administered pensions funds (£16 billion).
Investment choices of financial institutions based on financial transactions (investments and disinvestments), including balance sheet data for short-term assets and liabilities, and income and expenditure data.
This article informs users of the planned scope and content of the 'UK National Accounts: The Blue Book: 2017 edition', and ‘UK Balance of Payments: The Pink Book: 2017 edition’, due to be published on 31 October 2017.