The Blue Book is a key annual publication of National Accounts statistics and the essential data source for anyone concerned with macro-economic policies and studies.
The deficit on the current account balance widened in 2013 to £72.4 billion, the highest recorded in cash terms. It was equivalent to 4.2% of GDP, the highest since 1989 (4.7%).
The article looks at membership of workplace and personal pensions in the UK. Membership is analysed over time, by pension type, sex, sector, age, earnings, employment status and industry.
The trend of increasing cancer survival continued for adults diagnosed 2008-2012. For the first time, survival is also presented for 3 additional cancers (liver, thyroid and mesothelioma).
The leading cause of death for males in 2013 was ischaemic heart diseases (15.4% of all male deaths). For females, the leading cause was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (12.2% of all female deaths).
In April to June 2014 the percentage of households where no adults work was 15.9%, down 1.4 percentage points from a year earlier and the largest fall since comparable records began.