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National Accounts articles - Pre-release access, Summary of ESA10 and BPM6 changes on Sector and Financial Accounts

The phrase 'Pre-release Access' refers to the practice whereby official statistics in their final form, and any accompanying written commentary, are made available to an eligible person in advance of their publication. The rules and principles which govern pre-release access are featured within the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.

Besides ONS staff, the following persons are given pre-release access by the period indicated before release.

Access Granted To Organisation Period
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Permanent Secretary
Chief Economic Adviser
Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chancellor Press Officer
CST Press Officer
HMT preparing official
HMT clearing official

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