Combined regulatory work programme 2016/17

INTRODUCTION

This page presents an overview of the work programme for 2016/17 for the Office for Statistics Regulation’s various workstreams:

For more information on the work streams contact assessment@statistics.gov.uk.

NOTE: We reduced our programme during the middle of 2016, whilst developing the Office for Statistics Regulation. An updated programme of activities will be announced soon.


CHILDREN, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Compliance Checks

Set of statisticsProducer body
Educational Achievement and Attainment StatisticsDepartment for Education

CRIME AND JUSTICE

Systemic reviews

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

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

Systemic reviews

Our agenda is to improve the coherence and accessibility of English Health Statistics, more information about this work can be found here.

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

Systemic reviews

We are examining the coherence and accessibility of housing data in the UK, looking also at any quality concerns and data gaps. A summary of the approach is available here.

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

Systemic reviews

In 2015 we examined the Coherence and Accessibility of Official Statistics on Income and Earnings. The January 2016 update against the recommendation is available here. There was an exchange of correspondence with John Pullinger in June and July 2016. The latter included a welcome Action Plan and a further update against this is expected in December 2016.

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

Systemic reviews

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 January 2017.

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

Systemic reviews can also cut across thematic areas. This section highlights these:

  • Statistics and City Regions– we proposed and co-hosted a roundtable event in March 2016 and a note on the outcomes of this has been published. Building on this, there was an ONS/ Centre for Cities public policy forum on ‘Data for Devolution’ in October 2016 and we will continue to look for realisation of the evident intention to provide more relevant data.
  • In January 2015, the UK Statistics Authority published its regulatory standard for the quality assurance of administrative data(QAAD). In 2016 we extended the guidance to apply to management information found here.