Green Notice 2020/02

Green Notices cover significant and/or strategic proposals for Bank of England Reporting. If any of these proposals are finalised and are to be implemented, they will appear in the Statistical Notice to reporting institutions. They are issued at the same time as the Statistical Notice.
Published on 25 November 2020

Future changes to the submission of statistical data to the Data and Statistics Division (DSD)

DSD is planning to move the collection of statistical data to the Bank of England Electronic Data Submission (BEEDS) portal. BEEDS is an online application that enables firms to complete and submit data submissions online. Firms can also view the information held about them by the Bank of England and keep it up to date.

We also plan to move the reporting format from XML to XBRL.

Conversations have started with software houses and we plan to release the draft XBRL taxonomy and data point model to them as soon as possible. If you do not use a software house to help you send statistical data to the Bank of England, can you please let us know via the OSCA help desk.

Migration to the new system will take place over an extended period and we will have a pilot of early adopters. We intend to move away from OSCA by the end of October 2022. More details will be released via Statistical Notices in due course.

If you have any questions, or would be interested in participating in the BEEDS pilot, please contact our OSCA Help Desk ( and start the subject line of the email with "BEEDS".