NI Statistical Surveys - Assessment of Cost Burden to Business 2020/21

Date published: 10 June 2022


This report details the cost to businesses of complying with statutory and voluntary government statistical surveys in Northern Ireland.  It provides information on the number of surveys carried out by each government department.

An accompanying report NI Statistical Surveys - Burden to Households and Individuals 2020-21 is also available.

An engagement exercise is planned for Summer/Autumn 2022, looking at the content of this report and the accompanying Burden to Households and Individuals report. Details will be posted on this page and publicised through NISRA social media channels. More information can be obtained from

In the interim, NISRA would welcome your feedback, on what you use this report for, any tables/charts or commentary you find particularly helpful and any additional analysis you would like to see. Feedback can be provided by emailing

The Northern Ireland Statistics Advisory Committe have issued a Statement regarding this report.