Research and analysis

Costs for organisations responding to Department for Transport surveys

Annual estimates of the cost to businesses and local authorities in completing DfT surveys.



Many of the Department for Transport’s statistics are compiled from surveys that are sent to businesses (such as bus operators and freight hauliers) or local authorities. We make annual estimates of the cost to these organisations of completing our surveys, usually a cost in staff time. Estimates of DfT’s total compliance costs for surveys from 2006 to 2007 onwards can be found in the document attached.

Estimates of survey compliance costs are collated and published by the Office for National Statistics Survey Control Unit, for all government departments, including DfT are:

Published 9 January 2013