HM Treasury’s Productivity Plan announced an independent review of economic statistics to be led by Professor Sir Charles Bean.

Speaking today, Sir Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, said:

“Professor Sir Charles Bean’s review provides an important opportunity to help meet the ongoing challenges of the statistical measurement of the modern economy so that UK economic statistics inform better decision-making in the years to come.

“The Statistics Authority supports the establishment of the review which will build on the established principles of statutory independence for UK official statistics, and looks forward to reading the recommendations of the review in due course.”-

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