The Office for National Statistics will postpone its next release of data on economic growth, in an highly unusual move for the official statistician.
Yesterday's announcement sparked concerns the figures may have looked radically different to the previous picture of tentative recovery, the Independent reports.
Wilder speculation suggests the ONS was applying extra caution before putting the UK on course for a "double-dip" recession.
Since the global slump began in 2008 growth data has been extremely sensitive politically.
The ONS says: "Quality assurance revealed potential errors in some of the detailed figures in the National Accounts data set.
"To allow time to ensure the statistics fully meet National Statistics standards, ONS has decided reluctantly to postpone publication until 12 July."
BBC faces strike over final salary scheme cuts
The BBC was threatened with a strike yesterday as it became the first public sector body to take the axe to its pension scheme.
About 18,000 employees will have future pension benefits watered down in a move the BBC said would eventually cut its pension bill by one third, the Times reports.
New recruits will no longer be able to join the defined-benefit plan and will be offered a cheaper defined-contribution scheme.
Existing members will continue to clock up future benefits but at a much slower rate and may not be fully protected against inflation.
The reforms are expected to herald attempts to reduce the cost of other public sector pension schemes, branded "unaffordable" by the Government
Independent experts put the cost of unfunded or underfunded public sector pensions at about £1trn, liabilities which would more than double the UK's official debt if included in the national accounts.
RBS posts eighth largest loss in world but is fourth largest bank
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is still the world's fourth largest lender measured by capital, according to an annual survey by The Banker magazine the Telegraph reports.
HSBC, Barclays and the state-backed Lloyds Banking Group all feature in the top 15, suggesting the UK remains the second most powerful banking nation globally after the US.
RBS, now 83%-owned by the taxpayer, comes one place higher than HSBC, whose ranking is also unchanged.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has overtaken JP Morgan Chase to be the world's biggest lender.Citigroup is third.
Barclays is tenth largest and Lloyds, 40.8% taxpayer-owned, is 12th. Capital is used as a proxy for the sustainable size of the balance sheet.
Despite RBS's capital ranking, it posted the eighth largest loss in the world last year, of $4.37bn - although it is expected to return to profit in 2012.
Anglo Irish Bank was the worst performer with an $18.5bn loss.
Barclays was also the fourth most profitable bank in the world
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