Please refer to the list of upcoming publication dates on our home page. We publish a commentary on the day of the ONS public sector finances (PSF) release. The only exception is if the PSF release is close to publication of a new forecast in an Economic and fiscal outlook. The aim of the commentary is to explain the data published for the latest month and any revisions to earlier months, and to put them in the context of our latest forecast. This can be important because revenue and spending flow unevenly and comparing the budget deficit over the fiscal year to date with the same period in the previous year is rarely a good guide to what the full year’s data will look like.