Current Assessments

Our assessment process reviews how well a set of statistics is meeting users’ needs, and the extent to which users feel consulted by the statistical producers about the statistics produced.

During each assessment we contact a range of bodies and individuals with an interest in the particular set of statistics – users, suppliers and other stakeholders. If we have not contacted you directly, we would still be very interested in your views. This page lists the statistics about which we would welcome your feedback. We have reduced our programme during the middle of 2016 due to the transition from implementing the Business Plan for Monitoring and Assessment 2016-17 to the creation of the Office for Statistics Regulation which will result in a new programme of activities which will be announced in due course.

Current assessments

We welcome users’ views about any of the statistics covered by the assessments listed below. Please click on the relevant Assessment Topic for more information about the scope of the assessment and details about how to send us your views.

Assessment Topic (click on title for details)Producer BodyUser views required by
Assessment of the UK House Price Index and the Northern Ireland House Price Index, Phase 2HM Land Registry and Land & Property Services / Northern Ireland Statistics and Research AgencyClosed
Regional GVA statistics suiteOffice for National Statistics31 May 2017

Forthcoming assessments

This section lists those assessments that are due to start over the coming three months, along with those that have started and where we will be seeking users’ views soon. If you would like to be contacted by us directly to share your views about any of these assessments please contact us by emailing

Assessment TopicProducer Body
Benefit Cap StatisticsDepartment for Work and Pensions

Ongoing assessments (formal user engagement closed)

Although we are no longer actively seeking users’ views about the following assessments, there may still be opportunity for you to input into our assessment. Please click on the relevant Assessment Topic below for more information about the scope of the assessment and details of who you can contact to discuss how we may be able to incorporate your views.

Assessment Topic (click on title for details)Producer Body
Statistics on Consumer Price Inflation including Owner Occupiers’ Housing CostsOffice for National Statistics
Northern Ireland tourism statisticsNorthern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
National Insurance Number Allocations to Adult Overseas Nationals Entering the UK statisticsDepartment for Work and Pensions
Statistics on School and Pupil Characteristics, and Absence and Exclusions in EnglandDepartment for Education
Statistics from the Northern Ireland Crime SurveyDepartment of Justice Northern Ireland
Scottish Crime and Justice SurveyScottish Government
Northern Ireland House Condition Survey statisticsNorthern Ireland Housing Executive