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Insurance and Reinsurance industries removed from the Annual Business Survey 2012 release

Data for the Insurance and Reinsurance industries have been removed from the ABS 2012 release following discussions with key users. This experimental series was previously included in the results for reference years 2008 to 2011 and covered a small part of the Financial and insurance sector. It has been removed due to ongoing volatility while a more detailed quality assessment is undertaken. Their removal does not affect other industries published as part of ABS releases and has no impact on any other financial statistics published by the ONS.

For more information please see announcement in ABS News.

The Annual Business Survey collects financial information for the UK non-financial business economy; variables covered include turnover, purchases and approximate gross value added.

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Business Ownership in the UK - 2012
Released: 11 September 2014

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Business Ownership in the UK - 2011
Released: 24 October 2013
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