(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. statistics office will begin using tax data to measure parts of the economy next year, a move aimed at improving the quality of information it provides.

As part of a pilot program, the Office for National Statistics will initially focus on tax data from 20 industries, including accommodation and publishing, for its index of services and the output approach to gross domestic product. The change also means the office will no longer send out its monthly business surveys to smaller companies in the selected industries.

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