The Public Sector Classification Guide (xls, 2.4MB) lists current and former public sector bodies that Office for National Statistics has classified. For any enquiries, please contact:

David Beckett
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456980

Forward Work Plan

The forward work plan (xls, 70.1KB) sets out the organisations and transactions which we expect to assess and classify in the coming 12 months. There is high demand for classification assessments and at any one time we progress a number of active cases, with new cases often arising. As such, this forward work plan does not cover all cases that will arise over the coming year; furthermore, minor cases (with smaller statistical and policy impacts) will be assessed as resources allow. The cases scheduled have been prioritised due to:

  • the significant impact they will have on important statistics (an impact of at least £1 billion on the government deficit or £10 billion on government debt)

  • their importance to public policy

  • their priority for Eurostat

Impacts on fiscal aggregates

Approximate potential impacts on fiscal aggregates are given in the forward work plan.

The fiscal aggregates are:

  • public sector net borrowing and public sector net debt for the UK

  • general government consolidated gross debt and general government net borrowing for European measures

The impact described would occur only if an organisation’s classification status changes from public to private sector (or the other way around), or if a new organisation is classified to the public sector. Transactional classifications can also impact the fiscal aggregates.

For indicative impacts on fiscal aggregates the following definitions are used:

  • small – less than £100 million change
  • medium – between £100 million and £1 billion change
  • large – more than £1 billion change

For any enquiries, please contact:

David Beckett
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456980

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