Impact of methods changes to the national accounts and sector and financial accounts: Jan to Mar 1997 to Jan to Mar 2016

Release date: 30 June 2016 9:30am


A series of articles have been published over the last few months describing the improvements being made to national accounts. This article summarises the effects of methodological, classification and other changes implemented in the Quarterly national accounts for the period 1997 to the first quarter of 2016. This dataset is consistent with the UK national accounts (The Blue Book): 2016, to be published on 29 July 2016.



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