News at Six Complaint Stage 1b: BBC Response 10

Reference CAS-2854164-81M5MF.

Thanks for contacting us again regarding ‘BBC News at Six’ on 22 July.

Please accept our apologies for the long delay in replying. We know our correspondents appreciate a quick response and are sorry you’ve had to wait on this occasion.

We raised your complaint with the relevant editorial team in our newsroom, who have given us the below response.

“We very often cover ONS figures, and IMF ones , and whether they get on on a particular day will be down to a range of factors including the news agenda that day. Over time, we take care to report trends in both the deficit and in growth.”