Title: Address Data Standard (ESCS)
ISB STATUS = UNDER REVIEW. Address data standard for - ESCS
An agreed ESCS standard for address will benefit all ESCS projects and programmes that need to transfer or receive address information to/from other systems
The intention is that the ISB will approve the status of ADOPTED for this standard. The ISB and TSS have taken action on the issue of Address Standards in response to concerns raised by many people across ESCS and have stressed the need for a coherent, cross-Government approach. Under the current system addresses are stored and entered in many different formats for many different purposes. This has cost implications when there is a requirement to share address information between systems because it is often necessary to develop translation programs to cope with format differences. An agreed ESCS standard for address will benefit all ESCS projects and programmes that need to transfer or receive address information to/from other systems. The existing eGIF address standard, BS7666 is for UK addresses only but ESCS deals with many foreign addresses (e.g. overseas students coming to the UK to study), and there is no standard for the nature of the relationship of a person to an address (e.g. residential, mail, term-time residential etc).