This page contains information and guidance to help visitors using the DMO website. For help on extracting data and using the reporting functions please see reporting help.
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing particular pages or downloading files please contact the DMO Web Team for assistance. The web team aims to reply to e-mails within 48 hours though it may take longer at busy times.
Site Audience and purpose
The DMO website contains over a thousand documents and comprehensive data relating to the core functions of debt and cash management and lending to local authorities. A reporting tool has been provided to simplify the extraction of data from this site. If you are trying to extract a large amount of data and the page 'times out' try extracting the data in smaller chunks - for example apply smaller date ranges.
The site is intended to meet the information needs of differing audiences - the general public, financial institutions, public sector bodies, journalists, academics and economists. It has been structured to provide simple information first, with more detail further into the site.
You can search this site by using the Search button at the top right hand corner. Please enter the word or phrase to search for in the box, then start the search by pressing the > button. Please use double quotes e.g. "index linked gilts" to search for a specific phrase. You can choose whether to match all or any words within the phrase.>
If you do not find the information you are looking for on this page please try our Accessibility page.
The DMO aims to make this site compatible with all browsers and has tested the site using a wide range of platform / browser combinations.
If you are using an older browser, you may see inconsistencies in the presentation of pages. It may help you to download a newer version of a browser to improve your general internet experience.
HTML - HTML is the basic file format used on the Internet. Some data are available in the following alternative formats.
XML - XML is a W3C standard which provides a flexible format to describe the structure of data which is ideal for information exchange.
DOC - .doc is the file type for documents created using Microsoft WORD. This is a widely used word processing package. Microsoft Word (.doc) documents can be opened by many but not all programs. If you are unable to open a document it could be that you do not have the appropriate software.
XLS -.xls is the file type for documents created using Microsoft EXCEL. This is a widely used spreadsheet package. Microsoft Excel documents can be opened by many but not all programs. If you are unable to open a document it could be that you do not have the appropriate software.
CSV -.CSV stands for Comma Separated Values and is the spreadsheet equivalent of .txt for word processors. You can cut and paste a CSV file into the spreadsheet of your choice, or download it to your PC.
TXT - .txt files are an alternative text file to Word. They can be opened by a much wider number of text editors. A disadvantage of these files is that they take longer to download for multi-page documents.
PDF Adobe Acrobat Reader - Documents marked .PDF are saved in Portable Document Format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view all PDF files. The Acrobat Reader software is available for downloading free of charge from Adobe. The free Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms. Adobe's accessibility website is full of information on the features and capabilities of Adobe products that enhance electronic document accessibility for people with disabilities.
Any page can be saved from this site to your local drive. Select File then Save as from the menu option.
Some of our documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) or MS Word/Excel format. Depending on your browser setup, clicking on the link may open the document in the browser window. With large files, a delay can give the impression that the document is not downloading. Then use the Save as option on your computer
Abbreviations and acronyms
The meanings of abbreviations and acronyms used on this site can be found in the Glossary
If you have any problems using this website - broken links or difficulty finding documents etc - please e-mail the DMO Web Team.