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Revisions Policies for Economic Statistics

Retail Sales Index Revisions Policy (47.5 Kb Pdf)

Public Sector statistics: Revisions Policy (14.5 Kb Pdf)

Explains the revisions policies adopted for the three data releases for the public sector area:

  • the public sector finances

  • public sector accounts

  • government deficit and debt under the Maastricht Treaty

Public service productivity estimates: Revisions Policy
(58.3 Kb Pdf)

This revisions policy covers the three regular publications on public service productivity:

  • public service productivity estimates

  • health - public service productivity estimates

  • education - total public service productivity

National Accounts: Revisions statement (70.8 Kb Pdf)

This article explains the revisions policies adopted by National Accounts for the three Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data releases:

  • preliminary estimate

  • UK Output, Income and Expenditure

  • quarterly National Accounts

ONS policy on the publication of revisions triangles on the ONS website

ONS policy on standards for presenting revisions in time series First Releases

This article explains ONS's new policy on providing users with more information in its First Releases about revisions. This will help users interpret and use the latest estimates as they will know how estimates have been revised in the past.

The new information will appear in a standard form in each First Release, accompanied by explanations of any special features if necessary.

Publishing quality information for the National Accounts outputs

Summary quality report for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data releases

Further information

For further information on revisions see Revisions to Economic Statistics.

For information listing the revisions summarised see Related links.

Send us your views

If you wish to send us your views on the subject of revision to economic statistics please email: bob.cain@ons.gsi.gov.uk or ross.meader@ons.gsi.gov.uk.

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