Every month the Treasury and Office for National Statistics produce a joint statistical bulletin on the latest public finances data. On the same day the OBR will provide a brief analysis of the data, explaining how it should be interpreted in light of our most recent public finances forecast for the current year.
We will be monitoring the 2021-22 monthly outturn data against monthly profiles consistent with our March 2021 forecast.
Further detail on in-year fiscal forecasting and monitoring
In our working paper published in September 2018, we set out our approach to in-year fiscal forecasting and monitoring of the public finances, and discuss how we assess our forecasts against the published data.
Previous releases this financial year
This commentary compares the May 2020 Public sector finances release to monthly profiles consistent with the coronavirus reference scenario that we published on 14 April.