Public sector borrowing, debt and cash requirements.

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The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

Pre-release access list for UK public sector finances: Jan 2017

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 Department Period
Economic Secretary to Treasury HMT 24 hours
Chancellor of the Exchequer HMT 24 hours
Chief Secretary to Treasury HMT 24 hours
Financial Secretary to Treasury HMT 24 hours
Permanent Secretary to Treasury HMT 24 hours
Chief Economic Adviser HMT 24 hours
Duty Press Officer HMT 24 hours
Spokesperson to the Chancellor of the Exchequer HMT 24 hours
Special Adviser HMT 24 hours
Special Adviser HMT 24 hours
Director, Fiscal Group HMT 24 hours
Prime Minister 10 Downing St 24 hours
PS to Prime Minister 10 Downing St 24 hours
PPS to Prime Minister 10 Downing St 24 hours
Press Officer 10 Downing St 24 hours
Special Advisor 10 Downing St 24 hours
Deputy Chief of Staff 10 Downing St 24 hours
Chief of Staff – Joint 10 Downing St 24 hours
Chief of Staff – Joint 10 Downing St 24 hours
Cabinet Secretary Cabinet Office 24 hours
Chief Executive Cabinet Office 24 hours