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.
Department for Work and Pensions: Minister of State for Pensions
Assistant PS to Minister of State for Pensions
Private Pensions Policy Delivery
HM Treasury: Chancellor of the Exchequer
Treasury Official Clearing Briefing
Treasury Official Preparing Briefing
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
Chief Economic Advisor
Press Officer/Economy Spokesperson
Prime Minister's office: Prime Minister
Private Secretary to the Prime Minister