The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has agreed in principle that from 2008 National Statistics outturn data in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) should be published separately as a First Release ahead of the main PESA document. The intention is that this First Release will be an Internet-based publication on the HM Treasury website.
The content of PESA itself will be unaffected, with the National Statistics data reproduced alongside plans data. The First Release will be published a day or two before PESA itself. This change is to align the treatment of PESA outturn data with other First Release National Statistics, which are generally published separately from other material.
In accordance with National Statistics protocols the Treasury consulted users on this change.
This consultation is now closed - details of the findings will appear in due course. For more information contact:
The Editor, PESA
General Expenditure Policy team
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