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Revisions Policies for Economic Statistics

Wealth and Assets Survey: Revisions Policy (92.9 Kb Pdf)

This information note explains the revisions policy adopted by the Wealth and Assets Survey.

MQ5: Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Trusts: Revisions Policy (50.7 Kb Pdf)

This policy describes how planned revisions will be published for MQ5.

Arrangements for unplanned revisions are included as part of the ONS compliance statement. This policy covered all releases of the output, whether through statistical bulletin, news release, web release or release of datasets.

The MQ5 output is not market sensitive, so the associated provisions in the ONS compliance statement do not apply.

Revisions to MQ5: Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Trusts (367 Kb Pdf)

This information note explains the methodological changes and revisions to series in the statistical bulletin MQ5: Investment by Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and Trusts, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 20 December 2012.

Retail Sales Index Revisions Policy (47.5 Kb Pdf)

Public Sector statistics: Revisions Policy (59.3 Kb Pdf)

Explains the revisions policies adopted for the three data releases for the public sector area:

  • the public sector finances

  • public sector accounts

  • government deficit and debt under the Maastricht Treaty

Public service productivity estimates: Revisions Policy
(58.3 Kb Pdf)

This revisions policy covers the three regular publications on public service productivity:

  • public service productivity estimates

  • health - public service productivity estimates

  • education - total public service productivity

National Accounts: Revisions statement (27.8 Kb Pdf)

This article explains the revisions policies adopted by National Accounts for the three Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data releases:

  • preliminary estimate

  • second estimate of GDP

  • quarterly National Accounts

ONS policy on the publication of revisions triangles on the ONS website

ONS policy on standards for presenting revisions in time series First Releases

This article explains ONS's new policy on providing users with more information in its First Releases about revisions. This will help users interpret and use the latest estimates as they will know how estimates have been revised in the past.

The new information will appear in a standard form in each First Release, accompanied by explanations of any special features if necessary.

Summary quality report for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data releases (197.4 Kb Pdf)

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