Assessment of HMT’s Country and Regional Analysis (CRA)

We are currently assessing the extent to which the following statistics produced by HM Treasury meet the professional standards set out in the statutory Code of Practice for Statistics.

Country and Regional Analysis (CRA)

The Code of Practice is a regulatory framework based on the trustworthiness, quality and value of statistics. Capturing the views of users, and potential users, forms an important part of our judgment about the statistics, including their strengths and how they could be improved.

We would very much welcome your feedback about these statistics, either by taking the survey and emailing your responses back to us at the address below or by telephone. Also, if you think there are other user groups we should be talking to about these statistics, please let us know.

  1. For what purposes do you use the CRA data? Please be as specific as possible.
  2. To what extent would you like the statistics, datasets and interactive tables to be published at a level of quality that better meets your needs in the context of how you want to use them? How clear is the advice from HM Treasury about the strengths and limitations of the statistics?
  3. How clearly are the statistics presented and does the accompanying narrative commentary provide helpful insights for you? How could it be improved?
  4. How do you usually access the latest data, for example, from (i) the HM Treasury’s statistical bulletin, (ii) through the accompanying excel spreadsheets, or (iii) by use of the data in the interactive excel tables? How could access be improved?
  5. If you have requested additional data or raised queries with the HM Treasury about these statistics, or if the statisticians have sought your views about changes or improvements to the statistics, please tell us how well the statisticians engaged with you.
  6. We welcome comments on any other aspect of these statistics which you think might be relevant to our assessment.
  7. It will be useful for us to share your comments with HM Treasury to enable them to take account of your views. Please could you tell us whether or not you consent for us to pass your comments and contact details on?

You may send your response via email to the regulation team or, if you would prefer to speak to a member of the assessment team, please email Iain Russell ( Tel: 01329 447704) or Dylan Jumar.

We look forward to receiving your comments by 14 December 2018.

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