It’s Census day on March 21 and for the first time it’s an all-digital affair.
The National Residential Landlords Association is urging landlords to take part - people will be able to respond online or even via a telephone call, in a bid to reduce face-to-face contact because of the pandemic.
Nick Clay, researcher at the NRLA, says: “The census is a key tool in delivering public services – across health, education, transport and infrastructure.
“Everyday national and local civil servants, planners, and policy makers use census data to help make decisions which strengthen and transform local neighbourhoods and communities across the country.
“A census which provides as comprehensive a picture of the UK as possible is vital to ensuring sound, transparent decisions across the UK. We encourage our members to take part.”
After Census day there will be some physical presence to collate information, as for some weeks field officers will be visiting households which have not submitted data online.
“They will encourage people to complete the census and help you to access further help if you need it. Our field officers will never need to enter your house” says a segment from the Census organisers.
Landlords can find more details here.