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2014

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Author

Date of Release

Changes to the Presentation of Tables within the United Kingdom Balance of Payments Pink Book as a Result of Implementing New International Standards (75.9 Kb Pdf) Craig Taylor, Richard McCrae, Melanie Edwards and Keith Williams 29 October 2014
Impact of Changes in the National Accounts and Economic Commentary for 2014 Quarter 2 (814.6 Kb Pdf) Matthew Hughes 30 September 2014
Improvements to Household Expenditure Estimates (284.1 Kb Pdf) Hugh Skipper 30 September 2014
Investment - Impact Analysis of Changes to the Estimation of Gross Fixed Capital Formation and Business Investment (918.4 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan 30 September 2014
Inventories - Impact Analysis of Changes for Blue Book 2014 and Stock to Output Ratios (334 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan 30 September 2014
Improvements to the Output Approach to Measuring GDP (628.1 Kb Pdf) Mark Stephens 30 September 2014
UK National Accounts - A short Guide, 2014 (136.8 Kb Pdf)

Pete Lee, Alison McCrae

30 September 2014
Summary of Upcoming Changes to GDP Andrew Walton  17 September 2014 
Detailed assessment of changes to Sector and Financial Accounts 2010 to 2012 (275.4 Kb Pdf) Phillip Davies 17 September 2014
Detailed explanation of the impact of the changes to the treatment of Pensions in the National Accounts (400.9 Kb Pdf) Robbie Jones 17 September 2014
Impacts of changes to the measurement of Balance of Payments as a result of the introduction of BPM6 (2010 to 2012) (246 Kb Pdf) Robert Smith 17 September 2014
Impact on the Balance of Payments as a result of the Introduction of BPM6 (259.9 Kb Pdf) Robert Smith 03 September 2014
Impact of upcoming improvements on estimates of real and nominal annual and quarterly GDP: 1997 to 2012 Andrew Walton 03 September 2014
Detailed assessment of changes to Sector and Financial Accounts 1997 to 2009 (643.8 Kb Pdf) Phillip Davies 03 September 2014
Changes to National Accounts: Revisions to household expenditure on rentals to align with the Consumer Price Index with Housing (174.8 Kb Pdf) David Matthewson & Caroline Walker 03 September 2014
A New Business Survey to Collect Purchases for Intermediate Consumption (149.9 Kb Pdf) Hannah Finselbach 22 August 2014
Changes to the Annual Business Survey, the Quarterly Survey of Capital Expenditure and the Survey into Business Spending on Capital Items, in 2015 (114.3 Kb Pdf) Pete Pring, Louisa Nolan & Heather Bovill  22 August 2014
Redevelopment of the Financial Services and Securities Dealers Surveys (108.3 Kb Pdf) Fred Norris & Melanie Gore 22 August 2014
Changes to National Accounts: Updating Data Sources  (259.2 Kb Pdf)   Ruth James  22 August 2014 
Further detail on real expenditure components of GDP as a result of upcoming improvements to National Accounts for the period 1997 to 2009 (96.6 Kb Pdf) Andrew Walton  12 August 2014

E-commerce: measuring, monitoring and gross domestic product (724.2 Kb Pdf)

Jacqui Jones 07 August 2014

The impact on GDP expenditure and income components of upcoming improvements to National Accounts (197.2 Kb Pdf)

The impact on GDP expenditure and income components of upcoming improvements to National Accounts - Annex Tables (57 Kb Excel sheet)

Andrew Walton 23 July 2014
Update to Transaction Classifications under ESA2010 (249.1 Kb Pdf) Steve Drew 09 July 2014
Update to Institutional Sector Classification under ESA2010 (182.7 Kb Pdf) Steve Drew 09 July 2014
Update to Asset Classifications under ESA2010 (262.9 Kb Pdf) Steve Drew 09 July 2014
Methodological Changes to the Measurement of the Balance of Payments as a Result of the Introduction of BPM6 (109.5 Kb Pdf) Robert Smith (ONS) & Lauren Bowers (Bank of England) 09 July 2014

Changes to the Presentation of the tables within Blue Book 2014 as a result of implementing ESA2010 and BPM6 (75 Kb Pdf)

Proposed Publication Tables for Blue Book 2014 (461.9 Kb Pdf)

Proposed Reference Tables for Blue Book 2014 (1.02 Mb ZIP)

Angie Francis 09 July 2014

Changes to the Presentation of the tables within the Pink Book 2014 as a result of implementing the Balance of Payments Manual 6 (103.8 Kb Pdf)

Proposed Publication Tables for Pink Book 2014 (208.2 Kb Pdf)

Proposed Reference Tables for Pink Book 2014 (378.8 Kb ZIP)

Craig Taylor 09 July 2014
Impact of National Accounts Improvements: International Comparisons (174.2 Kb Pdf) Andrew Walton 09 July 2014

Changes to the Presentation of the tables within the United Kingdom Economic Accounts 2014 Quarter 2 as a result of implementing ESA2010 and BPM6 (98.1 Kb Pdf)

Proposed Publication Tables for UKEA Quarter 2 2014 (471.6 Kb Pdf)

Proposed Reference Tables for UKEA Quarter 2 2014 (1.46 Mb ZIP)

Phillip Davies & Nicola James 09 July 2014
Summary of ESA2010 and BPM6 changes on Sector and Financial Accounts Phillip Davies, Nicola James & Michael Rizzo 09 July 2014
Impact of the methodological changes to the estimation of capital stocks and consumption of fixed capital  (720.5 Kb Pdf) Wesley Harris  02 July 2014 
Impact of National Accounts improvements on headline GDP growth (chained volume measure) Graeme Walker 30 June 2014
Changes in Inventories – Impact of Blue Book 2014 changes on Volume Measures (259.1 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan & Simon Field 30 June 2014
Gross Fixed Capital Formation and Business Investment – Impact of ESA10 Changes on Volume Measures (195.6 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan & Simon Field 30 June 2014
Industry Reviews BB14 Implementation (61.9 Kb Pdf) Mark Stephens & Geoff Bright 30 June 2014
Impact on National Accounts of Producer Price Index Rebasing (64.8 Kb Pdf) Chris Hunt & Steve Drew 30 June 2014
Methodological Changes to the Estimation of Capital Stocks and Consumption of Fixed Capital (171.1 Kb Pdf) Wesley Harris 25 June 2014
Impact of ESA10 Changes on Current Price GDP Estimates Graeme Walker 10 June 2014
Transition to ESA10: Capitalising Government spending on military weapons (179 Kb Pdf) Peter Gittins 10 June 2014
Implementation framework for Research and Development in the United Kingdom National Accounts (206.7 Kb Pdf) Joshua Abramsky 10 June 2014
Measuring and Capitalising Research & Development in the UK National Accounts (349.1 Kb Pdf) Daniel Ker 10 June 2014
Methodological Changes to the Measurement of Trade due to the Introduction of New International Standards (108 Kb Pdf) Graeme Walker 10 June 2014
Impact of ESA95 Changes on Current Price GDP Graeme Walker 29 May 2014
Continuous Improvement of Gross Domestic Product Pete Lee, Kate Davies and Mark Stephens 29 May 2014
Changes in Inventories - for Blue Book 2014 (excluding ESA10) (114.8 Kb Pdf) Graeme Walker   29 May 2014 
Inclusion of Illegal Drugs and Prostitution in the UK National Accounts (251.9 Kb Pdf)   Graeme Walker    29 May 2014  
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (Investment) - Changes for Blue Book 2014 (excluding ESA10) (157.8 Kb Pdf)   Graeme Walker   29 May 2014 
Changes to Financial Intermediation Services indirectly measured (85.8 Kb Pdf)   Graeme Walker  29 May 2014 
Revised Methodology and Sources for Non-profit Institutions Serving Households (109.6 Kb Pdf) Graeme Walker 29 May 2014
Revised Methodology and Sources as a Result of Addressing Gross National Income Reservations (105.1 Kb Pdf) Graeme Walker 29 May 2014
International Manuals Graeme Walker 16 May 2014
Changes from prioritised list of improved methodologies Graeme Walker 16 May 2014
Changes stemming from improved comparability of Gross National Income measurement Graeme Walker 16 May 2014
Changes stemming from the new International Standards Graeme Walker 16 May 2014
Background to ESA2010 pension methods  Jacqui Jones 30 April 2014  
Impacts of European System of Accounts  2010 and other changes on Economic Statistics (89.7 Kb Pdf) Graeme Walker  28 April 2014  
Developments to the Treatment of Pensions in the National Accounts (258.8 Kb Pdf)   Robbie Jones  28 April 2014 

Introducing developments to measurement of pensions data and the impact on household savings 1997 to 2011

David Matthewson 08 April 2014
An Introduction to Reconciled Estimates of GDP (666.6 Kb Pdf) Ellis Daniel 28 March 2014
Introducing a new method for deriving rental data in the calculation of Household Final Consumption Expenditure in the National Accounts David Matthewson 18 February 2014
Revisions to GDP and Components: Full Article (513.5 Kb Pdf) Andrew Walton 28 January 2014
Revisions to GDP and Components: a Brief Summary? (235.7 Kb Pdf) ONS 28 January 2014 

Measurement of Nonmonetary Gold (138.2 Kb Pdf)                                                                  

Christopher Payne                                       

24 January 2014     

2013

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Author

Date of Release

Content of Blue Book and Pink Book 2014 (83.9 Kb Pdf)

Catherine Marks 26 November 2013 

National Accounts and related outputs work plan 2013/14 - 2017/18

Andrew Walton 30 September 2013
The National Accounts High Level Review - Status Update 2013 Robin Youll 13 September 2013
United Kingdom Economic Accounts and Balance of Payments: change to data series ONS 5 August 2013
UK National Accounts - A Short Guide, 2013 (105.5 Kb Pdf) Pete Lee 1 August 2013
Explaining the Impact of the Blue Book 2013 Changes to Gross Fixed Capital Formation and Business Investment (180.3 Kb Pdf) Jacqui Jones 31 July 2013
Improving Government statistics – Aligning the Public Sector Finances and National Accounts and other developments to public sector statistics Hugh Skipper and Rachel Williams 28 June 2013
GDP Output Improvement Report (226.7 Kb Pdf) Mark Stephens 27 June 2013
Blue Book 2013: Improvements to Household Expenditure Estimates David Matthewson 27 June 2013
Video summary: Long-term GDP revisions Martin Nicholls 27 June 2013
Impact of changes in the National Accounts and economic commentary for Q1 2013 (193.4 Kb Pdf) Michael Hardie, Pete Lee and Frederick Perry 27 June 2013
GDP continuous improvement: improvements to the estimation of gross fixed capital formation in the UK National Accounts. (199.5 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan 27 June 2013
Blue Book 2013: Methodological Improvements in the Financial Accounts (134.8 Kb Pdf) Guled G 27 June 2013
Business Investment - GDP Continuous Improvement: Improvements to the estimation of changes in inventories in the UK National Accounts (576.2 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan 25 June 2013
GDP Continuous Improvement - The Measurement of Artistic Originals in the UK (407 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan 21 June 2013
Updated analysis: Why is GDP revised? (300.9 Kb Pdf) Andrew Walton 13 June 2013
Capital Stock, Capital Consumption - Estimation improvement for the consumption of fixed capital May 2013 (117.9 Kb Pdf) Wesley Harris 3 May 2013
Continuous Improvement of Gross Domestic Product: Sources, Methods and Communication - 24 April 2013 Jacqui Jones and Graeme Walker 24 April 2013

GDP continuous improvement: summary of improvements to the estimation of changes in inventories in the UK National Accounts (200.8 Kb Pdf)

Louisa Nolan 27 March 2013
GDP continuous improvement: summary of improvements to the estimation of gross fixed capital formation in the UK National Accounts (234.4 Kb Pdf) Louisa Nolan 27 March 2013

Understanding and Interpreting the Quarter Four 2012 Gross Domestic Product Preliminary Estimate

Darren Morgan 25 January 2013

2012

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Author

Date of Release

Content of Blue Book 2013 (62.7 Kb Pdf) Angie Francis and Catherine Marks 30 November 2012
Statistical Special Events in Quarter Three 2012 - the Olympics & Paralympics (229 Kb Pdf) Darren Morgan and Michael Hardie 25 October 2012
Updated Analysis of Revisions to Quarterly GDP (206.7 Kb Pdf)   Andrew Walton and Gary Brown, ONS 16 October 2012
Gross National Inventory - Reservations ONS 19 September 2012
UK National Accounts - A Short Guide, 2012 (93.6 Kb Pdf) Pete Lee, ONS 1 August 2012
Index of Services – Industry Reviews (371.5 Kb Pdf) Mark Stephens, ONS 1 August 2012
Balancing the Three Approaches to Measuring Gross Domestic Product, 2012 Pete Lee, ONS 31 July 2012
Measuring the impact of the Olympics on the National Accounts ONS 13 July 2012
Impact of changes in the National Accounts and economic commentary for 2012 quarter 1 (213 Kb Pdf) Malindi Myers, Pete Lee and Darren Morgan, ONS 28 June 2012
Household Final Consumption Estimates (HHFCE) Work Programme ONS 28 June 2012
Improvements to Blue Book 2012: Measurement of insurance services ONS 26 June 2012
Blue Book 2012: Changes to data series ONS 7 June 2012
New insurance data and methods 1997-2008 (97.8 Kb Pdf) Abbe Williams, Stephanie Duff and Daniel Wisniewski, ONS 30 May 2012
Why is GDP revised? (269.9 Kb Pdf) Graeme Walker, Andrew Walton and Tiffany Georghiades, ONS 30 May 2012
Blue Book 2012: Improvements to the measurement of insurance services Abbe Williams, Stephanie Duff and Daniel Wisniewski, ONS 30 April 2012
Developing a policy on Special Events (209.3 Kb Pdf) Paul Smith, ONS 25 April 2012
Content of Blue Book 2012  ONS 30 March 2012
Index of Services – Industry Reviews (481 Kb Word document) Mark Stephens, ONS 27 March 2012
Gross capital formation estimates - availability of data from the GCF systems Stuart Deneen, ONS 23 February 2012 

2011

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Author

Date of Release

Compiling estimates of state pension obligations for the National Accounts (110.3 Kb Pdf) Sarah Levy, ONS 2 December 2011
Blue Book 2011: Reclassification of the UK Supply and Use Tables (201.7 Kb Pdf) Steve Drew and Marianthi Dunn, ONS 1 November 2011
Improving the coverage of derivatives data in the National Accounts and Balance of Payments (51.5 Kb Pdf) Stephanie Duff, ONS 25 October 2011
Impact of changes in the National Accounts and Economic Commentary for 2011 quarter 2 (81.1 Kb Pdf)

Peter Patterson, Pete Lee and Malindi Myers, ONS

5 October 2011
Blue Book 2011: Improvements to Household Expenditure Estimates, Q2 2011  Peter Gittins and Gareth Clancy, ONS 5 October 2011
Historic National Accounts data proposals for Blue Book 2011 (87 Kb Pdf) Glenn Everett, ONS 5 October 2011
Methods changes in the 2011 Blue Book (46.8 Kb Pdf) Glenn Everett, ONS 29 September 2011
The relationship between Gross Value Added (GVA) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ONS 30 August 2011
GDP methodology on the treatment of insurance claims in the National Accounts ONS 30 August 2011 
Deflation improvements in the UK National Accounts (176.8 Kb Pdf) Steve Drew, ONS 5 August 2011
Pensions in the National Accounts - compiling a complete picture of UK pensions including unfunded pensions for public sector employees Sarah Levy, ONS 3 August 2011
The Impact of the Recession on Household Income, Expenditure and Saving (41 Kb Pdf) ONS 22 June 2011
Comparing the Perpetual Inventory Method and the Whole of Government Accounts for depreciation (53.7 Kb Pdf) Craig H. McLaren and Bella Saunders, ONS
Carmel Zammit, HMT
21 June 2011
Analysis of Revisions to Quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (47.2 Kb Pdf) Pete Lee, ONS 29 April 2011
Content of Blue Book 2011 (39.8 Kb Pdf) ONS 25 March 2011
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