HMRC’s Open Consultation on changes to statistic publications

02 December 2022

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has released an open consultation seeking your views on changes to the statistic publications it releases.

HMRC aims to:

  • continue to produce useful and relevant statistics for use by stakeholders, adding to existing statistics where appropriate
  • adapt statistics publications to reduce what is produced for those which are no longer widely used, or are duplicated elsewhere, or could be produced less frequently.

Here is a brief overview of the publications identified for changes and updates:

  • Discontinue or reduce frequency of publication
    • Income Tax, NICs, tax credits and Child Benefit statistics for non-UK nationals
    • Insurance Premium Tax
  • Changing the publication date for publications
    • Monthly property transactions
    • Government revenue from UK oil and gas production
  • Reduction in coverage of publications
    • Income Tax liabilities statistics
    • Private pension statistics
    • Annual savings statistics
    • Creative industries statistics
    • Research and Development Tax Credits
    • Child and Working Tax Credits error and fraud statistics
    • Overseas trade in goods statistics release
  • Expanding the coverage of publications
    • Corporation Tax receipts, liabilities and Bank Levy
    • Payrolled employments in the UK by region, industry and nationality
  • Consolidation and improvements to publications
    • Child Benefit statistics
    • Child and Working Tax Credits statistics
    • Finalised awards
    • Provisional awards
    • Longer term strategy for publishing statistics on Child and Working Tax Credits
    • Inheritance Tax statistics
    • Statistics on non-domiciled taxpayers in the UK
    • Statistics on trusts
    • Charity Tax Relief statistics

With such a wide array of publications, HMRC will need to review what can be amended or stripped back to allow resource to be used creating new and more relevant reports. However, if you use these existing reports already and rely on the data included, now is your chance to express your views to HMRC.

For more information on the changes proposed, please see the full consultation documentation.

This Consultations is open until 16 January 2022 at 5pm.

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