Public Finances Databank
The Public Finances Databank is a compilation of published data covering the main aspects of the Government Finances including receipts, expenditure, borrowing and debt. All the data are presented in clearly defined tables and charts which provide a quick and easy way of assessing past performance as well as showing forecasts for the future. Many of the data fields go as far back as the 1970s with the latest Treasury forecasts stretching to 2014-15.
The databank includes tables with monthly data on the main fiscal aggregates, net borrowing and the budget balances. Readers will therefore be able to track these public finance indicators over the financial year and perform month on month comparisons with previous years.
Public sector net borrowing is the public sector's total expenditure (current and capital) less total receipts, and is a measure of the overall fiscal stance. Public sector net debt is the culmilitive total of the Public sector net cash requirement, and reflects the public sectors debt burden. Further information on the UK fiscal framework is available.
The databank also includes borrowing data broken down into Central and Local Government and Public Corporations. Other tables provide an overview of public expenditure, a detailed breakdown of current receipts or a comparison of financial balances and debt within the G7. Most of the figures come from the Office for National Statistics but all exceptions to this are noted.
The databank is a useful source of information for anybody with an interest in Public Finance and can be downloaded in Excel format. To arrange for automatic delivery of each updated version of the databank direct to your email address, please contact the editor George Brindle.
HM Treasury accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the material published.
Projections of data expressed as a percentage of GDP use Treasury's cautious GDP forecast.
For more information on GDP Deflators and the latest data please see GDP Deflators: A User´s Guide.
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