National Accounts (BB13 and beyond) seminar

When:  May 24, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

ONS would like to invite you to a seminar looking at National Accounts (Blue Book 2013 and Beyond) on 24 May 2013, 09:30 - 13:00, at 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London SW1V 2QQ. Key speakers include Graeme Walker, National Accountant and Adrian Chesson, ESA10/BPM6 Programme Director.

The aim of the session is to:

1) Provide users with an early understanding of improvements to methods that will be implemented in Blue Book 2013, due to be published on 27 June 2013. These improvements include alignment of National Accounts with Public Sector Finances, which will be covered in more detail.

2) Raise awareness of the work being undertaken to update the National Accounts and Balance of Payments in line with the revised European System of Accounts (ESA10) and Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6). This will include Blue Book 2014 implementation.

3) Present the National Accounts work plan.

The draft agenda for the session is as follows:

09:30 - 10:00 Tea & Coffee
10:00 - 11:00 Blue Book 2013 including Public Sector Finances alignment
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:30 ESA10/BPM6 Programme delivery including Blue Book 2014
12:30 - 13:00 National Accounts work plan

If you would like to attend, please reply to by Friday 3 May. Please can you also circulate to colleagues who would be interested in coming along. Spaces are on a first come, first served basis.


Graeme Walker, National Accountant and Adrian Chesson, ESA10/BPM6 Programme Director


1 Drummond Gate
London, SW1V 2QQ