United Kingdom Public Sector Net Cash Requirement

Country:
United Kingdom
GBP, Pound sterling
Sector:
Government
Low £-3.346 B £-8.899 B
£18.307 B
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
£2.617 B
£-3.346 B
Next release Actual Forecast
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Public Sector Net Cash Requirement shows the amount of money that the government must borrow to maintain its financial commitments. Cash is needed to be raised from the financial markets or taken from cash reserves. This can be close to public sector borrowings for the same period but there are some transactions (such as loans to the private sector and others), which do not contribute to borrowings.

The UK's public sector consists of five subsectors:

  • Central Government
  • Local government
  • Public non-financial corporations
  • Bank of England
  • Public financial corporations (or public sector banks, that is, currently only Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)).

Figures in this report are not adjusted for inflation and are expressed in current prices.

The indicator is calculated monthly, but due to data volatility, the analysis of annual data provides a clearer picture of the state of public funds and cash requirements.

A change in the UK's public sector net cash requirements normally does not affect the pound sterling quotes by itself. This indicator should be interpreted along with other variables.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "United Kingdom Public Sector Net Cash Requirement" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Oct 2018
£-3.346 B
£-8.899 B
£18.307 B
Sep 2018
£15.846 B
£14.277 B
£3.121 B
Aug 2018
£3.091 B
£2.954 B
£-18.926 B
Jul 2018
£-19.233 B
£-7.193 B
£13.442 B
Jun 2018
£13.33 B
£0.047 B
£4.677 B
May 2018
£4.507 B
£7.015 B
£-9.716 B
Apr 2018
£-9.71 B
£-14.761 B
£1.31 B
Mar 2018
£0.473 B
£36.901 B
£19.115 B
Feb 2018
£18.629 B
£13.568 B
£-26.176 B
Jan 2018
£-26.379 B
£-31.871 B
£25.312 B
Dec 2017
£25.13 B
£42.371 B
£13.152 B
Nov 2017
£12.933 B
£-0.487 B
£-3.893 B
Oct 2017
£-3.773 B
£-2.533 B
£11.406 B
Sep 2017
£11.205 B
£16.302 B
£0.339 B
Aug 2017
£0.037 B
£16.302 B
£-3.676 B
Jul 2017
£-3.912 B
£-15.416 B
£18.387 B
Jun 2017
£18.283 B
£41.099 B
£13.438 B
May 2017
£13.4 B
£-15.246 B
Apr 2017
£-15.208 B
£27.684 B
Mar 2017
£34.311 B
£12.88 B
Feb 2017
£12.875 B
£-22.743 B
Jan 2017
£-26.466 B
£36.344 B
Dec 2016
£36.294 B
£20.013 B
Nov 2016
£13.525 B
£-2.277 B
Oct 2016
£-3.413 B
£18.929 B
Sep 2016
£13.285 B
£0.729 B
Aug 2016
£0.727 B
£-2.437 B
Jul 2016
£-2.098 B
£13.503 B
Jun 2016
£14.855 B
£4.688 B
May 2016
£3.417 B
£-2.043 B
Apr 2016
£-2.388 B
£17.816 B
Mar 2016
£16.598 B
£-0.381 B
Feb 2016
£0.05 B
£-24.874 B
Jan 2016
£-24.919 B
£8.478 B
Dec 2015
£8.131 B
£7.107 B
Nov 2015
£5.381 B
£-3.84 B
Oct 2015
£-3.997 B
£15.423 B
Sep 2015
£17.877 B
£0.717 B
Aug 2015
£-0.221 B
£-3.534 B
Jul 2015
£-3.029 B
£15.381 B
Jun 2015
£13.914 B
£11.919 B
May 2015
£12.383 B
£-2.731 B
Apr 2015
£-4.044 B
£21.595 B
Mar 2015
£19.444 B
£-0.205 B
Feb 2015
£0.025 B
£-19.298 B
Jan 2015
£-18.921 B
£21.445 B
Dec 2014
£21.408 B
£7.096 B
Nov 2014
£6.698 B
£-2.775 B
Oct 2014
£-2.592 B
£18.187 B
Sep 2014
£17.7 B
£1.939 B

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