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National and Official Statistics - announcements

In this section are the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announcements relating to National and Official Statistics. The announcements can cover a range of topics from compliance with the Code of Practice such as any delays to publications, through to alerts to consultations on HMRC statistics.

Current year announcements can be found directly below, while those for earlier years can be found in the link below.

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2014

Second estimate of the VAT gap for 2012-13: Official statistics releaseConfirmation of the publication release of the second estimate of the VAT gap official statistics for 2012-13.

2013

Publication statistics from Survey of Personal Incomes brought forwardNational Statistics table 3.11 (Income and tax, by gender, region and country) based on the 2011-12 Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI) will be published on the 31 January 2014, a month earlier than previously announced. The publication has been brought forward due to table 3.11 being available sooner than anticipated.

HMRC's statistics web pages will be movingThe current HMRC statistics web pages will shortly be moving to GOV.UK.

Interim updating of Table 10.8 'Payroll giving scheme' Table 10.8 'Payroll giving scheme' will be updated on 31 December, as indicated in the commentary to the Charity Tax Statistics.

Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap for 2012-13: Official statistics release Confirmation of Preliminary estimate of the VAT gap for 2012-13 publication release.

Addition to Table 10.2 Charities - Cost of Tax Relief Cost of Tax Relief will include interim data on amounts paid out under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS).

Change to the annual publication date of National Statistics on Income Tax deducted from pay (Table 2.10) Change made to the annual publication date of National Statistics on Income Tax deducted from pay (Table 2.10).

The Revised Local Child Poverty Measure is to be renamed the Children in Low-Income Families Local Measure.The name of this series is changing from the 'Revised Local Child Poverty Measure' to the 'Children in Low-Income Families Local Measure'.

Correction to Table 2.4 'Shares of total income (before and after tax) and income tax for percentile groups, 1999-00 to 2013-14'An error has been corrected in table 2.4, specifically estimates of the share of total income after tax for 2010-11 to 2013-14.

Government revenues from UK oil and gas production - Table 11.11UK Oil and Gas National Statistics table 11.11 has been revised in respect of Corporation Tax receipts figures for 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Publishing UK tax receipts split by England, Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandA new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Official Statistics publication on UK tax receipts split by England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to be released in October.

Update: Erroneous early publication of UK Overseas Trade StatisticsDetailed data relating to the April 2013 Overseas Trade Statistics for UK trade with non-EU countries, was erroneously published early on Thursday 6 June 2013.

Delay to Non-Domestic Rating in England and Wales (17.1-17.3 & 17.6) publication for June 2013This notice is to advise of a delay to HMRC's Non-Domestic Rating in England and Wales (17.1-17.3 & 17.6) publication for June 2013.

Erroneous early publication of UK Overseas Trade StatisticsThe April 2013 Overseas Trade Statistics for UK trade with non-EU countries was due to be published at 09:30 on Friday 7 June 2013. This publication release was incorrectly published at 09:30 on Thursday 6 June 2013.

Results of the recent customer survey on the HMRC National StatisticsHighlighting the results of the recent customer survey on the HMRC Official and National Statistics website.

PRT and Government revenues from UK oil and gas productionChanges to tables 11.12 and 11.13 release dates.

Survey on Enhanced Commentary on UKTradeInfo websiteCustomers are invited to share their views by completing an Evaluation Survey.

Regional employer NICs holiday for new businessesInformation on Regional Employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) Holiday.

Delay in the publication of Income Tax deducted from pay The publication was scheduled for 28 March 2013 has had to be postponed to 30 April 2013.

Second estimate of the VAT gap for 2011-12: Official Statistics release The second VAT gap estimate for 2011-12 will be published on the same day as Budget 20 March 2013.

User engagement questionnaire (PDF 19K)HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are currently reviewing the presentation of all property publications with the aim of standardising and improving the outputs, starting with the Monthly Property Transactions release. Before implementing these changes HMRC would like to invite comments or suggestions on the proposals from statistics users.

To take part, see the user engagement questionnaire on the property statistics page. The closing date for responses is 8 February 2013.

Customer survey on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Official and National StatisticsHMRC invite you to take part in a customer survey on the HMRC Official and National Statistics website.

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2012

UK Oil and Gas National StatisticsThe UK Oil and Gas National Statistics summary document is being updated to incorporate the latest October publication of tables 11.12 and 11.13.

Revision to Number of Registered Taxpayers data: IPT, Air Passenger Duty, Landfill Tax, Climate Change Levy and Aggregates LevyA recent review of the data used to populate this table highlighted two issues with the estimates for the above taxes and duties.

Improvements to the HMRC Official and National Statistics website - now liveHM Revenue and Customs Official and National Statistics website has been updated.

Improvements to the HMRC Official and National Statistics website In response to user feedback and the UK Statistics Authority assessments of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) National Statistics, the HMRC Official and National Statistics website is undergoing some changes to improve accessibility.

Employee Share Schemes Share Schemes table 6.2 to 6.5 is available as pre-announced.

Breach Report for late publication of: HMRC Tax and NIC Receipts The breach report for the late publication of HMRC Tax and NIC receipts.

Breach Report for late publication of: Betting and Gaming Bulletin The breach report for the late publication of the Betting and Gaming Bulletin.

Breach Report for late publication of: Property Transactions table 16.4 The breach report for the late publication of the Property Transactions table 16.4.

First preliminary estimate of the VAT gap for 2011-12: Official statistics releaseIn response to user feedback and the UK Statistics Authority assessments of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) National Statistics, the HMRC Official and National Statistics website is undergoing some changes to improve accessibility.

Late publication: Employee Share SchemesDelay in publication and revisions to National Statistics on Employee Share Schemes (6.2 to 6.6 inclusive).

Late publication: April 2012 Betting and Gaming Bulletin (PDF 96K)This notice is to advise of two-day delay to the publication of the April 2012 Betting and Gaming Bulletin.

Late publication: Property Transactions Table 16.4 (PDF 55K)This notice is to advise of a problem with the recent publication of HMRC's annual National Statistics Table 16.4.

Late publication: Capital Gains Tax statistics tablesThe delay is due to time needed to resolve some recently discovered issues with the 2010-11 Capital Gains Self Assessment data.

Late publication: Statistics of HMRC survey compliance costsThis delay is due to changes in methodology for which further time is required to quality assure the figures before they can be cleared for publication.

Measuring tax gaps 2012Measuring tax gaps for 2012 will be released on Thursday 18 October 2012.

User survey and consultation on national statistics on Inheritance Tax statistics (PDF 84K) Inheritance Tax survey of users' views - results and HMRC response.

Late publication: HMRC tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) receiptsStatistics due for publication at 09.30 on 20 July 2012 were delayed until around 13.00.

Results - consultation on publication cycle of indirect taxes national statistics - July 2012 (PDF 44K)HMRC national statistics survey on the indirect taxes (2012).

Late publication: Property transactions table 16.4This notice is to advise of a problem with the recent publication of HMRC annual national statistics table 16.4, 'Property transaction completions: analysis by type of buyer and range of price'.

Late publication: April 2012 betting and gaming bulletinThis notice is to advise of a two day delay to the publication of the April 2012 betting and gaming bulletin.

Customer survey on HMRC tax and NICs receipts publication As part of HMRC's commitment to provide quality statistics, they are conducting a survey on the publication on HMRC tax and NICs receipts.

Late publication: Taxable benefits in kind and expense payments tables 4.1 to 4.5 The updates to tables 4.1 to 4.5 announced for 29 June 2012 have had to be put back to 31 July 2012.

Expenses and benefits tables 4.1 to 4.5Changes to expenses and benefits tables 4.1 to 4.5.

Earlier release for research and development tax credit statistics The national statistics release date for the next publication of tables RD1 to RD3 will be 31 August 2012.

Changes to the publication dates of Income Tax receipts statisticsUpdated versions of national statistics tables 2.8 and 2.9.

Corporation TaxAnnouncement on table 11.1A.

Late publication: National statistics on employee share schemes HMRC has been reviewing the validation and data cleaning carried out on the employee share schemes statistics.

Consultation on employee share schemesSurvey of users' views.

Consultation on indirect taxes bulletins A reminder to users that the consultation on the proposed changes to the publication cycles of six of the indirect taxes bulletins closes on 19 April 2012.

Taxable benefits in kind and expenses payments New statistics on taxable benefits in kind and expenses payments covering the years up to 2010-11 will be published on 29 June 2012.

Pre-release access to data from the 2009-10 survey of personal incomesNational statistics tables 3.1-3.11 will be published on 29 February providing new estimates from the 2009-10 Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI).

Property transactions: publication date errorThe property transaction publication was wrongly advertised.

Personal income table 3.11Publication of personal income table 3.11 from the 2009-10 survey of personal income is being brought forward.

Child Benefit national and official statistics user survey summary Following the recent national statistics review of Child Benefit statistics a summary of responses have been published on the HMRC website.

Beer tax gap estimate: official statistics releaseAn update to the beer tax gap estimates will be published via an official statistics release on 22 February 2012.

Consultation on proposed changes to publication cycle of six indirect taxes national statistics bulletinsHMRC is conducting this survey to find out how this change would affect users of six indirect taxes national statistics bulletins, and also to gauge how often these bulletins are currently used.

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Announcements for previous years

You can find announcements prior to 2012 on the National Archives website.

National and official statistics news from previous years (Opens new window)

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