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UK SIC 2007

The latest UK system, SIC 07, was introduced in 2008, which brought the classifications in line with the European Union's Industrial Classification System (NACE) and the UN's International Standard Industrial Classifications (ISIC) to, and including, the 4 digit class level. For certain classes in the UK SIC 2007 taxonomy a further breakdown to a 5 digit level is available. The new SIC code list was revised mostly to cater for the growth in importance of service activities over the previous fifteen years due to developments in technology (IT and communications ICT).

The UK is required by European legislation to revise the SIC in parallel with NACE so that both systems remain identical down to and including the 4 digit class level. A further breakdown is provided for certain classes by the addition of a 5 digit subclass level. Both the UK SIC and NACE are completely consistent with the UN’s International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC) which has itself just been revised. SIC 2007 came into effect on 1 January 2008.

Some of the information under this SIC 2007 section is copyright

(c) Crown Copyright 2009 'UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2007 (SIC 2007)' Reproduced under PSI Licence, for details of the licence go to www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/open-government-licence.htm

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