It's that time of year again when the Office of National Statistics gets busy.
Just had a spate of Annual Surveys of Hours and Earnings for several clients.
Seeing as most of these are owner managed firms on the typical PA level wage and the rest as dividends, it is hardly going to lead to an accurate analysis and probably means that the natiaonl average wage is actually a lot higher than reported.
You would have thought for accuracy they would ask a few questions like are you an owner manager, and of so do you take income as dividends - and then either exclude this data or ask what level of dividends you receive.
Still, i suppose it keeps them off the streets, but it is just another example of pointless form filling stifling business.
I don't suppose when RTI comes in we will see any reduction in the number of these surveys!