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UK delays retail sales and immigration data due to EU elections

UK delays retail sales and immigration data due to EU elections
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's statistics agency postponed the release of retail sales and immigration data due on May 23 by one day, to avoid publication on the same day that the country holds elections for the European Parliament.

"Publishing on a national polling day itself presents difficulties in communicating data clearly and fully, not least because of restrictions in place around reporting," the Office for National Statistics said.

(Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by William Schomberg)

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