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  • EU Government Deficit and Debt Return, March 2014 03-Apr-2014
    The estimates in this release have been supplied to the European Commission by ONS in accordance with the schedules in the Excessive Deficit Procedure. Forecasts for future years are provided separately by HM Treasury.
  • Maastricht Supplementary Data Tables, Q3 2013 17-Jan-2014
    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is required to provide the European statistical agency (Eurostat) with detailed statistical information on government finance statistics, with particular focus on debt and deficit. This document describes the contents of the government finance statistics tables supplied to Eurostat, and is intended as a guide to users of the data.
  • Maastricht Supplementary Data Tables, October 2013 18-Oct-2013
    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is required to provide the European statistical agency (Eurostat) with detailed statistical information on government finance statistics, with particular focus on debt and deficit. This document describes the contents of the government finance statistics tables supplied to Eurostat, and is intended as a guide to users of the data.
  • Government Deficit and Debt Under the Maastricht Treaty, September 2013 02-Oct-2013
    EU Member Governments have to report their actual and planned government deficits, and the levels of their debt, promptly to the European Commission, to specific deadlines twice each year. The estimates in this statistical bulletin have been supplied to the European Commission by ONS in accordance with the schedules in the Excessive Deficit Procedure. Forecasts for future years are provided separately by HM Treasury.
  • Maastricht Supplementary Data Tables, July 2013 19-Jul-2013
    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is required to provide the European statistical agency (Eurostat) with detailed statistical information on government finance statistics, with particular focus on debt and deficit. This document describes the contents of the government finance statistics tables supplied to Eurostat, and is intended as a guide to users of the data.
  • Maastricht Supplementary Data Tables, April 2013 19-Apr-2013
    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is required to provide the European statistical agency (Eurostat) with detailed statistical information on government finance statistics, with particular focus on debt and deficit. This document describes the contents of the government finance statistics tables supplied to Eurostat, and is intended as a guide to users of the data.

Latest Data

  • Government Deficit and Debt Return, March 2014 (Excel sheet 110Kb) 03-Apr-2014
    The UK made part of its EU GNI based contribution (£477 million) in January 2014. The data in this bulletin was published on that basis. Eurostat recently provided guidance that contributions for the most recent year should be recorded in the calendar year 2013. The Maastricht Supplementary Data Tables, Q4 2013 published on the 22nd April 2014 reflect the Eurostat guidance. Included in this workbook are the following: M1. Summary Table M2. General Government Gross Debt at Nominal Value M3. General Government Transactions in Maastricht Debt Instruments M4. Reconciliation of Net Borrowing with Gross Consolidated Debt at Nominal Values M5. Reconciliation of Gross Consolidated Debt at Nominal Values with ESA 95 Balance Sheets M6. Reconciliation of Transactions in Maastricht Debt Instruments with ESA95 financial account M7. Government Deficit under the Maastricht Treaty Reconciliation of versions of net borrowing M8R. Government Deficit and Debt under the Maastricht Treaty Revisions M9. Supplementary Table on the Financial Crisis
  • Revisions Analysis for Government deficit and debt, March 2014 (Excel sheet 90Kb) 03-Apr-2014
    This table shows the statistical significance of the mean revision to key public sector finances (PSF) statistics over a 9 year period.
  • National Accounts Classification Decisions, January 2014 (Excel sheet 112Kb) 31-Jan-2014
    The latest classification decisions and changes made to the ONS Public Sector Classification Guide.
  • Public Sector Classification Guide, January 2014 (Excel sheet 844Kb) 31-Jan-2014
    An updated list of bodies that are or have been part of the public sector, taking into account classification decisions made in January 2014.
  • ESA Table 25 Quarterly Non-Financial Accounts of General Government, Q3 2013 (Excel sheet 108Kb) 17-Jan-2014
    European System of Accounts table 25 is a complete set of quarterly non-financial accounts of the general government sector compiled according to ESA95. Table 2501 provides a breakdown of general government expenditure (both current and capital) and Table 2502 provides a smiliar breakdown of general government revenue. Table 2502 also shows the general government net borrowing (B.9) which is the difference between total revenue and total expenditure. The quarterly data in these tables are consistent with the annual general government data in ESA table 2.
  • ESA Table 2 Main Aggregates of General Government, Q3 2013 (Excel sheet 2460Kb) 17-Jan-2014
    European System of Accounts table 2 is a complete set of annual non-financial accounts of the general government sector and its sub-sectors compiled according to ESA95. The difference between total revenue and total expenditure is the net lending/net borrowing (B.9), for both general government and the sub-sectors. At the same time B.9 is the balancing item of the capital account.
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