The Fiscal Monitor has been published as a single document since January 2017 and contains information concerning the Exchequer on the month in question.
All revenue and expenditure returns are measured against targets called profiles, which are set at the start of the year. The targets are based on forecasts published in the Budget.
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 working days of month end.