The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
Fiscal reporting covers the entire public sector and includes details of all stocks and flows. This places the UK at the forefront of fiscal reporting practices worldwide, as relatively few countries include the broader public sector within their reporting universe let alone provide full coverage of the public sector balance sheet. The long delay in the publication of end of year financial statements is one area of weakness, but efforts are underway to address this.