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Retail Sales - Pre-release access, April 2015

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

Organisation

Period

Governor

Bank of England

24 hrs

Deputy Governor

Bank of England

24 hrs

Deputy Governor

Bank of England

24 hrs

PS - Governor to the Bank of England

Bank of England

24 hrs

Assistant PS to the Governor

Bank of England

24 hrs

Governor’s Economic Assistant

Bank of England

24 hrs

Governor’s Support

Bank of England

24 hrs

Secretary Governor’s Office

Bank of England

24 hrs

Assistant PA Governor’s Office

Bank of England

24 hrs

Secretary of State

BIS

24 hrs

Private Secretary to the SOS

BIS

24hrs

Special advisor

BIS

24 hrs

Minister for Business and Enterprise

BIS

24 hrs

Private Secretary for the Minister for Business and Enterprise

BIS

24hrs

Briefing preparation Economist

BIS

24 hrs

Briefing clearance Economist

BIS

24 hrs

Briefing clearance Statistician

BIS

24 hrs

Special Advisor

Cabinet Office

24 hrs

Chief of Staff

Cabinet Office

24 hrs

Head of Communications

Cabinet Office

24 hrs

PS - Prime Minister

Downing Street

24 hrs

Parliamentary Clerk

Downing Street

24 hrs

Cabinet Secretary

Downing Street

24 hrs

Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

Downing Street

24 hrs

Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

Downing Street

24 hrs

Chancellor

HMT

24 hrs

Exchequer Secretary

HMT

24 hrs

Economic Secretary

HMT

24 hrs

Financial Secretary

HMT

24 hrs

Permanent Secretary

HMT

24 hrs

Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy Directorate

HMT

24 hrs

Special Advisor

HMT

24 hrs

Special Advisor

HMT

24 hrs

Head of News

HMT

24 hrs

CST press officer

HMT

24 hrs

Treasury Briefing Official Preparing Brief

HMT

24 hrs

Treasury Official Clearing Briefing

HMT

24 hrs

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