Issues Log

This is a running record of statistical matters that have been raised with the UK Statistics Authority. They are either matters on which concern has been expressed directly, or to which the Authority’s attention has been drawn. Inclusion in the list does not necessarily mean that the Authority shares the concern, nor does it indicate a commitment to further action by the Authority, although some of these matters will be followed up.

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DateDetailsRelated links
June 2016
9 JuneThe presentation of the outcome of the Welsh Assembly election in Cardiff Central Constituency in a Welsh Labour publication.
May 2016
31 May College advertising based on the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) national success rates tables.
31 May HM Revenue and Customs publication of statistics on benefits claimed and taxes paid by non-UK EEA nationals.
27 May A query about the migration statistics and National Insurance Numbers published by ONS in May.
27 May The accuracy of the 2014-based population projection for Copeland published by ONS as part of the subnational population projections for England.
27 May A query about the production of statistics in the Government leaflet "Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK". Letter from Bernard Jenkin MP to Sir Andrew Dilnot regarding data on UK industry and the EU

Letter from Sir Andrew Dilnot to Bernard Jenkin MP regarding data on UK industry and the EU
25 May A query about the economic assumptions made in the report: "HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives on the effect of European Union membership on UK trade". Letter from Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP to Sir Andrew Dilnot regarding HM Treasury Analysis

Letter from Sir Andrew Dilnot to the Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP regarding HM Treasury analysis
24 May Error in HM Revenue and Customs' Tax Receipts and National Insurance Contributions for the UK statistics for May 2016. Letter from Ed Humpherson to Sean Whellams regarding an error in HM Revenue and Customs’ Tax Receipts and National Insurance Contributions for the UK

Letter from Sean Whellams to Ed Humpherson regarding an error in HM Revenue and Customs’ Tax Receipts and National Insurance Contributions for the UK
24 May The reporting in the Daily Telegraph of an ONS publication exploring the difference between statistics on long term international migration and HM Revenue and Customs estimates of National Insurance Number allocation to overseas nationals.
19 May Enquiry about how HM Treasury estimated the impact on UK households if the UK were to leave the European Union in the report entitled "HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives".Email from Jack Doyle to the UK Statistics Authority regarding the economic impact of EU membership

Letter from Sir Andrew Dilnot, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority to Jack Doyle, regarding the economic impact of EU membership
18 May Query about the United Kingdom's financial contributions to the European Union. Letter from Dominic Cummings, Vote Leave to Sir Andrew Dilnot, UK Statistics Authority

Letter from Sir Andrew Dilnot to Dominic Cummings regarding UK contributions to the European Union
17 May The accuracy of statements made in the EU Referendum Voting Guide.
13 May The robustness of statistics related to UK benefit and tax credit claims by EEA migrants published by the Department for Work and Pensions.
6 May A query regarding the Vote Leave campaign video entitled "How would you spend £350 million"?
4 May Query regarding an MP's interpretation of statistics on income and earnings.
3 May The late release of live tables on the housing market and house prices by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
3 May The accuracy of statements made by the Department of Education about educational attainment.

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