Reporting Services: How to stop IE striping out leading spaces in report data values:
My thanks to Russell Christopher and Mike Schetterer who recently discussed the problem that IE will strip out leading spaces from data in a report. The solution: you have to replace the spaces with the ASCII code for non-breaking space, not the HTML expression for non-breaking space. IE wont interpret " " as anything other than " ", this prevents malicious HTML injection.
So the answer is to use the expression : =Replace(Fields!Data.Value, " ", chr(160))