Our Business Plan

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.

Ed Humpherson
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.

Contact us via the regulation team email or speak directly to one of our team.

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