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Home > Statistics > Information for Reporting Institutions

Information for Reporting Institutions

This area of the site holds useful information for banks that report statistical returns to the Bank of England.

General notes and definitions 
This applies to all forms contained within the Banking Statistics "Yellow" Folder below. These are the AD, AL, BE, BG, BH, BT, C1, CA, CC, CE, CL, CX, DQ, ELS, ER, FI, FO, FT,GT, IC, IO, IS, LN, MM, MQ, PL, PM, RSL, VP and WO.

Classification of accounts guide                                                                     
This guide describes the economic sector classification and the industrial classification, the two most important systems of classification used to compile economic and financial statistics in the United Kingdom.

Current reporting thresholds 
This guide explains the promotion/demotion criteria.

Policy and procedures of confidentiality of data

This document details the controls the Bank has in place to protect the confidentiality of the data it holds.

Reporting schedule

The reporting schedule states when statistical returns are expected to be reported to the Bank of England.       

Reporting schedule 2018

Reporting schedule 2017                                                                                               

Reporting schedule 2016

Frequently Asked Questions on Reporting


 Form PL and BG reporting FAQs

Key Resources

​International financial reporting standards: A review of issues likely to impact on DSD's data
The Bank would welcome approaches from any reporter for whom the development of new IFRS-based information systems may impact on their ability or preference to deliver statistical data on the current yellow folder definitions. The background paper above reviews IFRS accounting issues which may carry implications for statistical reporting.