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Producer Price Index - Pre-release access, July 2013

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



Prime Minister

Permanent Secretary

10 Downing Street

24 Hours

Deputy Prime Minister

Head of Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

Principle Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

Deputy Principle Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

Deputy Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff

Deputy Prime Minister’s Spokesman

Deputy Prime Minister’s Special Adviser for Economic Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister’s Office

24 Hours

The Governor of the Bank of England

Official – Governor’s Office

Economic Assistant – Governor

Monetary Policy Committee Members

Secretariat – Monetary Policy Committee

PS – Deputy Governor

Bank of England

24 Hours

PS – Chancellor of the Exchequer

PS – Chief Secretary to the Treasury

PS – Economic Secretary to the Treasury

PS – Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury

PS – Financial Secretary to the Treasury

PS – Permanent Secretary to the Treasury

Special Adviser

Briefing Co-coordinator

Official Clearing Briefing

Official Preparing Briefing

Chief Economic Adviser

Director – Macroeconomics

Duty Press Officer

HM Treasury

24 Hours

Secretary of State

Special Advisor

Minister for Business and Enterprise

Briefing Preparation Economist

Briefing Clearance Economist  

Briefing Clearance Statistician

Business, Innovation and Skills

24 Hours

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