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Financial and Economic Statistics User Group

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FESUG exists for users of economic and financial data, whether produced by official sources, trade bodies or commercial enterprises. Economic and financial data fundamentally describe our society and the economy so, through meetings and discussions on this website, FESUG aims to improve understanding of compilation methodologies, obtain practitioner views on sources or potential improvements, provide topical discussion and promote expertise amongst users.

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  • I would like to question the need for work on the National Accounts on an annual basis (still more a quarterly basis). The National Accounts are so theoretical that I can not see the need for them more often than once a decade (as with the population...

  • The link in my previous post is apparently not working. Please use the following link to the consultation on Country and Regional Public Sector Finances instead.

  • I have received the following response via FESUG: "Sorry Gareth, but this argument is completely false. The national accounts consumer expenditure estimates are the best possible, making use of data from all sources and using balancing to modify...

  • Sorry Gareth, but this argument is completely false. The national accounts consumer expenditure estimates are the best possible, making use of data from all sources and using balancing to modify implausible estimates. The survey data are subject...

  • Recent discussions have I think shown the need for ONS Prices division to decide independently what weights should be applied to different expenditure categories in any index of Consumer Prices. At present the whole show seems to be driven by the...

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