Methodology related to national accounts

  • Insurance and pensions methods changes: 1997 to 2020

    Methodology | Released on 20 June 2022

    Improvements in calculating estimates for the insurance companies and pension funds subsector. Changes to the financial and non-financial accounts resulting from methods and data source changes.

    Keywords: BB22, BlueBook2022, national accounts, insurance, pensions

  • User guide to consumer trends

    Methodology | Released on 30 September 2021

    Overview of the Consumer trends, UK bulletin, which presents comprehensive estimates of household final consumption expenditure, constructed to conform to the European System of Accounts 2010 and the classification of individual consumption by purpose.

    Keywords: household spending, personal expenditure, spending per head, COICOP, HHFCE, imputed rental

  • Financial services sector methods changes: 1997 to 2019

    Methodology | Released on 28 June 2021

    Improvements in calculating financial services estimates for Other Financial Institutions by basing the calculation of output and intermediate consumption of Other Financial Institutions (in NACE 64.2 to 64.9), and financial auxiliaries (in NACE 66) on the industry-specific data, and applying output valuation for the financial services that these units provide.

    Keywords: bb21, national accounts, blue book 2021, financial sector, FSS

  • UK Trade QMI

    Methodology | Released on 12 May 2021

    UK trade QMI
  • Double deflation methods and deflator improvements to UK National Accounts: Blue Book 2021

    Methodology | Released on 10 May 2021

    Methodology for implementing double deflation including the method for an improved telecommunication services deflator.

    Keywords: GVA, double-deflation, GDP

  • Pensions in the national accounts: UK Table 29 methodology (2018)

    Methodology | Released on 8 February 2021

    The methods and sources used to compile UK National Accounts Table 29: Accrued-to-date pension entitlements in social insurance.

    Keywords: workplace, retirement, entitlements, liabilities

  • Definitions and conventions for UK household final consumption expenditure

    Methodology | Released on 6 November 2020

    The statistical presentation of household final consumption expenditure (HHFCE) in consumer trends, including the concepts, coverage and definitions used. More detail is available in National Accounts Concepts, Sources and Methods, particularly Chapter 22 and the related annex.

    Keywords: HHFCE, glossary, dictionary, household spending

  • A guide to the UK National Accounts: March 2020

    Methodology | Released on 6 March 2020

    An update to the 2015 publication of "A Short Guide to the UK National Accounts". The purpose of this guide is to give the reader an introduction to the concepts and underlying principles of national accounting and additionally to describe the various publications available.

    Keywords: measures of GDP, gross domestic product, Blue Book, production approach, expenditure approach, income approach

  • Quarterly sector accounts QMI

    Methodology | Released on 10 January 2020

    Keywords: RHDI, United Kingdom Economic Accounts, Real Household Disposable Income, Sector Accounts, UKEA

  • UK Tourism Satellite Account methodology guide: 2017

    Methodology | Released on 27 November 2019

    Methodology and data source information relating to the UK Tourism Satellite Account: 2017.

    Keywords: TSA, expenditure, employment, direct gross value added, TDGVA