This section covers data on financial market data prices such interest rates, yields, asset prices and exchange rates.  Various data on financial market quantities are also available, in particular recent historical work done by the Bank of England and ONS on sector financial accounts and balance sheets.   These data are supported by digitised publications such as the editions of Financial Statistics from 1962 which are available here for every other year.

All files are pdf, unless otherwise stated. File sizes greater than 25MB are indicated.

Financial Statistics explanatory handbooks
The Notes and Definitions series and later Explanatory Handbooks for the CSO/ONS Financial Statistics publication are available for various years listed below

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Historical datasets on the flow of funds and balance sheets
Various pieces of work have been undertaken recently to try and reconstruct the financial accounts and balance sheets of key sectors of the UK economy.  The historical data are summarised in the paper Some of the important historical publications are provided below  
The key periodical here is Financial Statistics. Every month has been digitised for every other year. Each month's edition has specific supplementary tables.
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