Knowledge guide to gilt prices
UK gilts are issued by HM Treasury and listed on the London Stock Exchange. On this page we list sources for UK gilt prices.
A gilt is a UK Government liability in sterling, issued by HM Treasury and listed on the London Stock Exchange. There are two main types of gilts: conventional gilts and index-linked gilts. More information on the different types can be found on the UK Debt Management Office website.
Sources for Gilt prices
The FT publishes gilt prices in the 'Companies and Markets' section of the paper. The full table appears in the Saturday edition with shorter tables appearing during the week.
The FT's Data Archive (subscription required) provides pdf copies of the tables for the last five years. The current year's are under the heading 'FT500, Fixed incomes, Commodities, Interest rates'. The previous four years can be found in the drop-down menu under the heading 'Equities'.
UK Debt Management Office
The Debt Management Office provides the latest closing prices and yields and a database of historical gilt prices from 12 July 1996 to 21st July 2017 . The database can be used to generate a list of reference prices by business date and includes the ISIN Code, redemption date, clean price, dirty price, accrued interest, yield, and modified duration.
The website states that 'For a given gilt the reference price is not intended to give a market price at which it could be traded, but provides an indicative price.'
The production and administration of end-of-day reference prices passed from the DMO to FTSE-Tradeweb after 21st July 2017 and can be accessed from the Tradeweb website (registation required). Access is free for non commercial use from 12.00 noon on the day following initial publication.
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