Aim of this survey
This survey collects data on the assets and liabilities of property unit trusts at the end of the year.
The data are supplied to national accounts customers for use in the financial and sector accounts and the compilation of UK gross domestic product estimates within the UK National Accounts and the UK Balance of Payments. There are numerous other users within and outside government who use the data to produce various financial analyses and to inform policy decisions.
What you need to know
To complete the survey, you will need the following information:
liabilities and asset balance sheet data as at 31 December
a list of trusts included within the fund you are reporting for
any commentary on significant movements to your data
overseas assets splits (bar derivatives) by country for:
- equity securities
- debt securities with an original maturity of one year or less
- debt securities with an original maturity of more than one year
All information you provide is strictly confidential.
Selection criteria: UK property unit trust fund managers authorised under the terms of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
Population: approximately 27
Sample: approximately 26
Dispatch dates: 2 January
Return-by dates: 8 May
Dispatch and return-by dates are a guide. They are subject to change due to national holidays and weekends.
Why you were selected
Your trust has been selected from a list of UK property unit trust fund managers authorised under the terms of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The Property Unit Trusts: Annual Return of Liabilities and Assets is conducted under the provisions of the Statistics of Trade Act 1947. Once selected, your trust is legally obliged to comply. You cannot appeal your selection.
Why you have received this survey
We survey trusts of all sizes to ensure our statistics are representative of the UK economy. The property unit trusts sample is not stratified due to the total population being small. All in-scope trusts are sampled quarterly and annually.
How to complete this survey
Please complete and return the questionnaire following the guidelines on the front page.
Reminders are issued automatically, so you may receive one if you submit data just before or after the return date.
At the moment this survey is not available to complete online but we have developed a Secure Data Collection platform and are gradually moving our business surveys online. You will receive a letter notifying you when you can complete the Property Unit Trusts: Annual Return of Liabilities and Assets on this platform. We appreciate your patience.
If you need help
If your question is not answered on this page, you may be able to find the answer in the About Office for National Statistics (ONS) business surveys section.
You can call us on 01633 456972. Please quote the three-digit survey ID: 122
From outside the UK: +44 1633 456972.
Er mwyn gwneud cais am ffurflen Gymraeg (to speak to someone in Welsh): 0300 1234 921.