This section contains historical national accounts data stretching back to 1086. The main sources for the historical data are the Broadberry, Campbell, Klein, Overton and van Leeuwen (2015), study of British Economic Growth, 1270-1870 and the Studies in National Income and Expenditure of the United Kingdom series by the Department of Applied Economics in Cambridge, particularly the contributions of Feinstein (1972) and Sefton and Weale (1995) who produce complete set of accounts for the period 1855-1965 and 1920-1990 respectively. This is supplemented by official national accounts data from 1948 from ONS under various systems of accounts. Section III of the Bank of England’s Millennium Dataset produces continuous historical time series from these different sources using particular assumptions. This is backed up by various digitised documentation on sources and methods and the complete set of Blue Books going back to 1941.
- Broadberry, Campbell, Klein, Overton and van Leeuwen - British Economic Growth 1270-1870 (xls)
- Sefton and Weale - Balanced National Accounts Estimates 1920-1990 (xls) from James Sefton , Martin Weale, Reconciliation of National Income and Expenditure. Balanced Estimates of National Income for the United Kingdom, 1920–1990, © Cambridge University Press 1995
- National Accounts Statistics Sources and Methods - Rita Maurice 1968 (330MB)
- The National Accounts - a short guide 1981 Harold Copeman (75MB)
- United Kingdom National Accounts Sources & Methods - 3rd Edition 1985 (208MB)
- ESA95 Sources and Methods for National Accounts 1998
- ESA95 United Kingdom Sector Classification for the National Accounts 1998 (62MB)