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Theme: Government

Key Publications

Statistical bulletin: Public Sector Finances, March 2014 23-Apr-2014
The PSF Statistical Bulletin, is published jointly by ONS and HM Treasury on a monthly basis, and provides the latest available measures for key public sector financial statistics such as Public Sector Current Budget (PSCB), Net Borrowing (PSNB), Net Debt (PSND) and PSND as a percentage of GDP. These key indicators are provided on two bases. One set includes the temporary effects of financial interventions made in response to the financial crisis that began in 2007, such as the establishment of public ownership/control of several major banking groups. An alternative set of indicators, the so-called ‘ex-measures’, excludes the temporary effects of financial interventions.
Statistical bulletin: Public Sector Employment, Q4 2013 19-Mar-2014
This bulletin contains detailed estimates of public sector employment, updated with the latest estimates for the fourth quarter of 2013.

Latest Summaries

Latest Publications

  • Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2014 18-Mar-2014
    A snapshot of well-being is provided across the 10 domains of well-being, together with a brief overview of international comparisons. The report is the second summary of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated annually.
  • UK Gross Domestic Expenditure on Research and Development, 2012 12-Mar-2014
    Estimates of R&D performed by the following four sectors of the economy, as defined in the Frascati manual, Business Enterprise (BERD), Higher Education (HERD), Government (GovERD) which includes Research Councils, and Private Non-Profit (PNP) organisations. All these sectors’ (Business, Government, Higher Education and Private Non-Profit) R&D data are known collectively as GERD, which represents the gross domestic expenditure on R&D in the UK.
  • Public and Private Sector Earnings - March 2014 10-Mar-2014
    An article looking at differences in public and private sector pay at the national and regional level from 2002 to 2013.
  • Public Service Productivity Estimates: Total Public Services 2010, Addendum 27-Feb-2014
    This addendum contains a new total public service productivity index for 1997-2010 that includes Social Security Administration (SSA) data. It also has a section on Social Security Administration with estimates of SSA output, input and productivity growth rates between 1997 and 2010.
  • Measuring National Well-being - Governance, 2014 20-Feb-2014
    This article is published as part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Measuring National Well-being Programme. The programme aims to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation – how the UK as a whole is doing. This article explores in more detail aspects of governance considered important for understanding National Well-being.
  • 2012/13 Annual Report on Government Statistical Surveys For Official Statistics of Businesses and Local Authorities 23-Jan-2014
    This report is the latest in an annual series providing a picture of surveys contributing to official statistics of businesses and local authorities conducted across government. It aims to help users and data providers judge the effectiveness of government efforts to minimise the costs of complying with government surveys while maintaining a system of reliable and accurate statistics.

Key Data

Reference table: Public Sector Finances Supplementary Tables, March 2014 (Excel sheet 5450Kb) 24-Apr-2014
This document expresses the public sector finances in a matrix form consistent with the latest statistical bulletin. It is possible to generate a matrix table for any quarter, financial year or calendar year back to 1946 by globally editing the formula in the matrix workbook.
Reference table: Public Sector Employment, Q4 2013 (Excel sheet 589Kb) 19-Mar-2014
These figures have been updated to take on board the reclassification of the National Crime Agency into the Civil Service from Q4 2013. This set of tables contains the latest public sector employment estimates. For most sources that contribute to these statistics, the employment is reported for a specific day in December 2013. The public sector comprises central government, local government and public corporations as defined for the UK National Accounts.
Reference table: Public Sector Classification Guide, February 2013 (Excel sheet 787Kb) 28-Feb-2013
The Public Sector Classification Guide provides a list of bodies classified in the General Government sector, and Public Financial and Public Non-Financial Corporations, within the National Accounts.

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