Official Statistics

2024 HMRC statistics announcements

Updated 14 March 2024

As part of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, any changes to the HMRC annual scheduled updates will be stated and detailed on this page.


14 March 2024: Child and Working Tax Credits error and fraud statistics

We are ceasing the Child and Working Tax Credits error and fraud statistics publication due to the underlying random enquiry programme stopping as tax credits will close in 2024 and the remaining population will move to Universal Credit. We have developed a new projection methodology for tax years 2022 to 2023, 2023 to 2024, and 2024 to 2025. The central estimate of tax credits error and fraud for these years will be published in HMRC’s Annual Report and Accounts.

We will be publishing the final estimate of error and fraud in tax year 2021 to 2022 on 11 April 2024.

HMRC identified a minor historical error in the statistics covering tax year 2020 to 2021 published on 23 June 2022 affecting the final central estimate (£ million) of tax credits error and fraud and number of awards in error and fraud, as a result of incorrect weighting. We will publish an amendment to the tax year 2020 to 2021 publication on 11 April 2024 alongside the final estimate for tax year 2021 to 2022.

More information on revisions to Official Statistics can be found in the HMRC policy on revisions to official statistics.

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1 1 March 2024: Correction to business counts in the 2021 and 2022 Customs Importer and Exporter Population Publication

HMRC identified a minor error affecting the customs importer and exporter population data for the years 2021 and 2022.

HMRC will release the next publication on 10 April 2024. The publication will include unscheduled corrections to these periods. It will supersede the 2022 and 2021 publications.

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1 February 2024: UK trade in goods diversification 2018 to 2022

On 19 March 2024, HMRC is publishing a statistical publication analysing the counts of commodity codes across two different data sources: Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics (OTS) and Customs declaration data from 2018 to 2022.

This publication complements other releases from ONS and HMRC. It provides further insights to the trade data collection changes within the OTS pre and post EU Exit.

The analysis looks at how changes in different data collection methods affect the count of commodity codes at 8-digit level, within the published trade data from 2018 to 2022.

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29 January 2024: Asymmetry analysis for trade in goods statistics between the UK and the USA, 2017 to 2022

On 1 March 2024, HMRC is publishing a statistical publication looking at differences in how the UK and the USA record and report goods traded between them, from 2017 to 2022.

HMRC and the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) worked with the United States Census Bureau (Census) to conduct this asymmetry analysis.

This report uses data obtained from the United Nations International Trade Statistics Database. The asymmetries analysis focuses on the total trade in goods and the trade in vehicles, which is within Chapter 87 of the Harmonised System (HS) for classifying goods.

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29 January 2024: HMRC tax receipts and National Insurance contributions for the UK

HMRC have identified a potential concern with 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 receipts data affecting Pay As You Earn (PAYE). We are investigating further and expect this may require revisions to affected receipts in our publication on 21 February 2024. This is in line with our published revisions policy of releasing revised statistics if additional information becomes available.

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