Office for Statistics Regulation Business Plan 2018-19
The new Code of Practice for Statistics outlines an ambitious vision for statistics. It emphasises that statistics should provide a dynamic public service. This means they must help people answer the questions they have, be accessible, and provide insight.
This business plan shows that in 2018-19 we will focus on statistics on key areas of public interest: skills, a key part of the industrial strategy; important aspects of the economic statistics including construction and public finances; continuing our work on health and care with a particular focus on mental health and social care; housing; and migration. We will also review cross-cutting areas including statistics on children and younger people, and on older people; statistics on inequality; and the linkage of different data sets to provide richer insights into society and the economy.
Through all this work we will emphasise the importance of statistical leadership: producers of statistics making sure that they provide coherent, accessible statistics to help people find answers to their questions.
Our overall aim is simple: to enhance public confidence in the trustworthiness, quality and value of statistics produced by government.
Director General for Regulation
More detailed information on the projects that underpin our priorities for 2018-19 is set out in our Regulatory Work Programme.