Quarterly data for trade in goods and services, income, current and capital transfers, transactions in UK external assets and liabilities, and levels of identified assets and liabilities are detailed within the current account.

Publications

Data

  • Balance of payments – revision triangles

    Quarterly summary information on the size and direction of the revisions made to the data covering a five-year period, UK.

  • Balance of payments

    Quarterly summary of balance of payments accounts including the current account, capital transfers, transactions and levels of UK external assets and liabilities.

  • Balance of payments time series

    Quarterly summary of balance of payments accounts including the current account, capital transfers, transactions and levels of UK external assets and liabilities.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for Balance of payments for the UK: July to Sept 2016

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access granted to Organisation Period
BEIS Briefing Statistical Officer Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Briefing Preparation Economists Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Briefing Clearing Economist Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Secretary of State / BEIS Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Press Officers Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Other Minister Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Permanent Secretary Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Private Officers Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Other Ministers Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Special Advisor Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Special Advisers Office Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 24 hours
Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Private Secretary - Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
PPS - Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Head of Research and Information to the Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Chief of Staff 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Chief of Staff 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Deputy Chief of Staff 10 Downing Street 24 hours
Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury 24 hours
Chief Economic Advisor  HM Treasury 24 hours
Chief Secretary to the Treasury HM Treasury 24 hours
Duty Press Officers HM Treasury 24 hours
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury HM Treasury 24 hours
Economic Secretary to the Treasury HM Treasury 24 hours
Financial Secretary to the Treasury HM Treasury 24 hours
Permanent Secretary to the Treasury HM Treasury 24 hours
Special Advisors HM Treasury 24 hours
Treasury Clearing Official HM Treasury 24 hours
Briefing Official HM Treasury 24 hours
Treasury Official Preparing Briefing HM Treasury 24 hours
Governor Bank of England 24 hours
Deputy Governors Bank of England 24 hours
Governor’s Private Secretary Bank of England 24 hours
Governor’s Economic Assistant Bank of England 24 hours
Governor’s Assistant Private Secretary Bank of England 24 hours
Governor’s Policy Assistant Bank of England 24 hours
Governor’s Supports Bank of England 24 hours