Combined regulatory work programme 2016/17

INTRODUCTION

This page presents an overview of the work programme for 2016/17 for the Authority’s various regulatory workstreams: strategic interventions, assessments and compliance checks, by theme. The individual work programmes – including explanations of the different types of activity – are available at the following links:

CHILDREN, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Educational Achievement and Attainment StatisticsDepartment for Education

CRIME AND JUSTICE

Monitoring: Strategic Interventions

Following several assessments of crime statistics, we have embarked on a strategic intervention designed to ensure crime statistics better serve the public good. A summary of the approach is available.

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Criminal Justice System StatisticsMinistry of Justice
Statistics on Re-offendingMinistry of Justice

CULTURE AND SOCIETY

 Assessments

Set of statisticsProducer body
Community Life Survey StatisticsCabinet Office

DEFENCE AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Defence StatisticsMinistry of Defence

 ECONOMY

Assessments

Monitoring / Strategic Interventions (SIs) - Assessment
Set of statisticsProducer body
Regional GVA Statistics (re-assessment)Office for National Statistics

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Overseas Trade in Goods StatisticsHM Revenue & Customs
Tax CreditsHM Revenue & Customs
Tax Receipts (including those by the banking sector)HM Revenue & Customs
Public Expenditure Statistical AnalysisHM Treasury
Business Investment StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Capital Stocks StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Foreign Direct Investment StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
International Trade in Services StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Labour and Multi-factor Productivity StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Pension TrendsOffice for National Statistics

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Monitoring: Strategic Interventions

Improving coherence and accessibility of English Health Statistics – we held a roundtable for senior decision makers in the health field in February 2016 and are planning another larger event in July 2016. A paper highlighting the direction of travel for health statistics in England identified through the roundtable was published on 22nd March.

Assessments

Set of statisticsProducer body
Hospital Episode StatisticsHealth and Social Care Information Centre
A&E Attendance and Emergency Admissions StatisticsNHS England
Adult Social Care Statistics (re-assessment)Health and Social Care Information Centre

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
NHS Activity StatisticsNHS England
Prescribing StatisticsInformation Services Division of NHS Services Scotland

HOUSING, PLANNING AND LOCAL SERVICES

Monitoring: Strategic Interventions

We will examine the coherence and accessibility of housing data in the UK, looking also at any quality concerns and data gaps. A summary of the approach should be available by June 2016.

Assessments

Set of statisticsProducer body
NI House Condition Survey StatisticsNI Housing Executive

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Sub-national Housing ProjectionsDepartment for Communities and Local Government

LABOUR MARKET

Monitoring: Strategic Interventions

We will provide a further update against the recommendations in our February 2015 report on the Coherence and Accessibility of Official Statistics on Income and Earnings. An update from January 2016 is already available.

Assessments

Set of statisticsProducer body
Benefit Cap StatisticsDepartment for Work and Pensions
Labour Force Survey Longitudinal EstimatesOffice for National Statistics

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Annual Abstract of Statistics for Benefits, National Insurance Contributions, and Indices of Prices and Earnings Department for Work and Pensions
Survey of Personal Incomes StatisticsHM Revenue & Customs
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Average Weekly Earnings StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
LFS Income EstimatesOffice for National Statistics
Wealth and Assets StatisticsOffice for National Statistics

POPULATION

Monitoring: Strategic Interventions

International migration – we will explore the extent to which the available data on international migration meet the needs of society and what might be done to fill any gaps. A summary of the approach should be available by September 2016.

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Immigration StatisticsHome Office

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Road Reliability StatisticsDepartment for Transport

CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES

A number of Strategic Interventions cut across thematic areas. This section highlights these:

Statistics and City Regions – we held a roundtable event in March 2016 and are due to publish a note on the outcomes of this in May 2016.

Quality Assurance of Administrative Data –phase 2 – Work is planned to re-think the existing quality assurance matrix and guidance in relation to management Information. A summary of the approach is available.

Tracking outcomes – We are planning to take a case study approach to looking at some outcomes of interest to policy makers that cross thematic areas and consider whether appropriate data are available and sufficiently linked to answer policy questions. If not, what are the barriers and what might the solutions be? For example, policy makers may want to look at the educational outcomes of children receiving early years’ programmes or at the employment data for those who have been through the criminal justice system. A summary of the approach should be available in late 2016.