Statistical Notice 2016/02

Statistical Notices update the definitions and guidance contained in the Banking Statistics Yellow Folder.
Published on 29 February 2016

New OSCA Specification

As the Bank no longer supports the BEERS format, the specification has been removed from our internet page. All reporters should now only be using OSCA for statistical reporting. The contingency route available is to email in your XML data file. If this is required, please email osca.queries@bankofengland.co.uk.

Updated cross form checks for Forms PL & ER for March 2016 reporting onwards

The PL and ER cross form checks -that act as guidelines for ER/PL reporting institutions- effective for March 2016 reporting, have been amended to principally align to the current ER box codes. In addition, several amendments to existing cross form checks have been included. These relate to:

PL£1B – PL£1BBA – PL£1BM
PL£1BA + PL£1BB – PL£1BBA
PL£2B – PL£2BBA – PL£2BM
PL£2BA + PL£2BB – PL£2BB
PL£2BL
PL£1BKE

The cross form checks are for ER/PL reporting institutions only and are available on the Bank’s website.

If you have any questions, please email SRDDplteam@bankofengland.co.uk.

Updated definitions & validations on Form BG for March 2016 reporting onwards

The BG definitions, effective for March 2016 reporting, have been amended for item BG14 (holding gains/losses). The corresponding cross form validation (currently set to equal PL8+PL14-PL20A) has been removed. Reference to loan capital (that had related to Form PL items PL24A/PL24AA and PL25A/25AA) has been removed. The definitions are available on the Bank’s website.

If you have any questions, please email SRDDplteam@bankofengland.co.uk.

Reminder – Form BH reporting effective March 2016, Form HC final reporting 2015 and treatment of UK holding companies on Forms PL, BG, FI and FO

This is a reminder regarding Form BH that comes into effect for March 2016 reporting. This quarterly form supersedes the annual Form HC. Note that the final annual Form HC submission for 2015, should be reported on 31st March 2016. As stated in SN 2015/02, with effect from March 2016 reporting, the treatment of UK holding companies will change for Forms PL, BG, FI and FO. With effect from March 2016 reporting, if any inward or outward direct investments are held through an intermediary holding company in the UK, the holding company should no longer be 'looked/channelled through'.

If you have any questions, please email SRDDplteam@bankofengland.co.uk.

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