Transactions of particular groups of institutions (sectors) within the UK economy, showing how the income from production is distributed and redistributed and how savings are used to add wealth through investment in physical or financial assets.
Net investment of £36 billion was reported by insurance companies, pension funds and trusts in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2017; the five-year quarterly average for this series is net investment of £6 billion; this is the second consecutive quarter of net investment, following record net disinvestment during 2016 (provisional estimate).
The Quarter 2 2017 estimate of net investment by unit trusts and property unit trusts (£22 billion) was the largest since the start of this series in 1987; this was mainly due to net investment in overseas securities (£13 billion).
In Quarter 2 2017, the estimate of net investment by self-administered pension funds (£19 billion) was the largest since the start of this series in 1983; this was mainly due to net investment in other assets (£11 billion).
Investment choices of financial institutions based on financial transactions (investments and disinvestments), including balance sheet data for short-term assets and liabilities, and income and expenditure data.