The Fiscal Monitor has been published as a single document since January 2017 and contains information concerning the Exchequer on the month in question. This includes the Analytical Statement as well as further Appendices setting out Voted Expenditure, Tax and Expenditure Analytical Statements, Tax Revenue Profiles and Cumulative Profiles of Exchequer Revenue and Expenditure for the current year.
The Fiscal Monitor covers the cash inflows and outflows of Central Government’s main treasury account, the Central Fund. Revenue items include tax receipts, non-tax revenues and capital receipts. Expenditure is composed of Departmental spending and non-voted expenditures such as debt servicing costs. The Fiscal Monitor is produced within two workings days of month end.
Fiscal Monitor – December 2017
Exchequer surplus of €1.909 billion. Year-on-year improvement of €2.927 billion.
Underlying deficit of €1.525 billion giving an underlying year-on-year improvement of €1.093 billion.
Tax revenues of €50.7 billion on profile, up 6.0%(€2.872 billion) year-on-year.
Gross voted expenditure on public services and infrastructure up 0.8% vs profile and up 4.6% year-on-year.