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.

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


NISRA Statistical Support Branch is seeking users’ views on proposals to reduce the content of the ‘Cost to Business of Completing Statistical Surveys’ report and discontinue the ‘Burden on Households & Individuals of Completing Statistical Surveys’ report.

A detailed outline of the proposals and the rationale behind them is available in the User Engagement on Survey Burden Reports document.

You can respond to the consultation using the online consultation form. The survey should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete. The consultation will end on 15 February 2023.