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  • Exploring the feasibility of a survey measuring child abuse in the UK

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is looking for feedback to inform a feasibility study exploring whether a new survey to measure the current prevalence of child abuse in the UK could be successful. Child abuse is an appalling crime and can have a lasting... More
    Closes 21 April 2021
  • UK Statistics Authority Inclusive Data Consultation

    ONS is undertaking a review of how inclusive data and evidence are across the UK. This is in keeping with our new strategy, Statistics for the Public Good, and will help to support the work of the Inclusive Data Taskforce . Ultimately, we want to ensure that “…our... More
    Closes 26 March 2021
  • Consultation on the Health Index (Beta release)

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is looking for feedback to support the development of a composite Health Index. The proposal for a Health Index was made in the 2018 annual report of the government’s then Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dame Sally Davies, entitled ... More
    Closes 3 March 2021
  • ONS Census 2021 Output Geography Policy, products and services

    As Census 2021 is approaching, ONS is finalising plans for the dissemination of Census statistics and have a proposed Census geography policy. This geography policy focusses largely on our plans for maintaining small area geographies - Output Areas, Lower Layer Super Output Areas, and Middle... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Statistics User Network Survey

    The Office for National Statistics is looking to improve the content, organisation and experience of Statistics User Network (SUN). More
    Closed 20 November 2020
  • Website Task and Finish Group Survey

    We want to assess the potential barriers experienced by users when searching for Census 2021 information on the ONS website. More
    Closed 30 October 2020
  • ONS Research Excellence Awards 2020 - People's Choice Award

    20 innovative research projects. One People's Choice Award winner. Your choice. More
    Closed 23 October 2020
  • Improving how you find data.

    Improving how you find data. Why we are asking these questions We are looking to make enhancements to the Data Catalogue and Data Sheets to ensure they are more helpful to users, and so we would really welcome your feedback to help us develop this. How long it will take ... More
    Closed 7 October 2020
  • Consultation on the Reform to Retail Prices Index Methodology

    The UK Statistics Authority (the Authority) and HM Treasury are jointly consulting on reforming the methodology of the Retail Prices Index (RPI). The RPI is the oldest measure of inflation in the UK and is used widely across the economy and in financial contracts. However, it has a number of ... More
    Closed 21 August 2020
  • People Survey Action Plan - Update Survey

    ONS People Survey - Action Plan Tracking More
    Closed 13 July 2020
  • Annual User Experience Survey

    Welcome to the Annual User Experience Survey. ONS is incredibly proud to provide access to invaluable research data. However, we are always looking to develop the service we provide and your feedback plays an essential role in enabling us to do this. The survey contains 13 quick... More
    Closed 5 June 2020
  • Indicator Based approach to measuring Human Capital

    ONS is reviewing how we measure human capital in the UK, and we’d like your views on our proposed approach. Human capital is a measure of the skills, knowledge and experience of an individual or population which can be applied in the economy or in society at large. It is widely... More
    Closed 20 December 2019
  • ONS Research Excellence Award 2019 - Peer Award

    Please choose only ONE of the four innovative research projects to win the ONS Research Excellence Award 2019 - Peer Award. Online votes will be included with those counted at Data Capability 2019, Central Hall Westminster, London. About the ONS Research Excellence Award Each... More
    Closed 15 October 2019
  • Adding more detail to the Standard Occupational Classification

    The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is a recognised framework that enables all UK occupations to be classified according to skill level and specialisation. SOC is essential in the creation of occupational statistics which, in turn, are used to inform policy and the public. There are... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
  • RSDA - Communications Survey

    As mentioned at our last Divisional meeting, we would like to better understand your opinion on communication across RSDA. This is a great opportunity to hear all your voices and identify methods to combat the communication issue, if there is indeed one. Please be as honest... More
    Closed 27 September 2019
  • Review of the avoidable mortality definition

    An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) working group was set up in 2017 to review the definitions of avoidable mortality used internationally with a remit to create a harmonised definition. The group has proposed a new definition of avoidable mortality. The Office for... More
    Closed 10 September 2019
  • Occupational Pension Schemes Survey Consultation

    In December 2015, ONS initiated a consultation on a number of options for scaling back existing business survey operations including the OPSS. Respondents promoted the value of the OPSS statistical bulletin in informing policy, citing that ceasing the survey, whilst automatic enrolment... More
    Closed 2 August 2019
  • Homelessness Indicators Consultation

    ONS are working in partnership with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to create an indicator framework to measure homelessness across the UK. CHI are a What Works Centre. They drive evidence-led change that achieves better outcomes for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. ... More
    Closed 10 July 2019
  • PPI Consultation

    We are proposing to stop publishing a number of low-level series for both Output and Input Producer Prices. This is due to changes to our current disclosure policy which we plan to introduce later this year as part of the new modernized systems we are developing to support the publication of... More
    Closed 26 June 2019
  • ONS Accredited Researcher Survey

    Thank you for your interest in participating in the ONS Accredited Researcher Survey. To help us further develop and improve your access to the ONS research data and the products and services we provide to support it, we need your feedback. All the questions... More
    Closed 12 April 2019
  • Consultation on regional household expenditure measures

    We have developed experimental regional estimates of household spending across the whole UK for the first time, aimed at showing users what is possible. At a regional level, we currently measure the income and outgoings of households only as far as gross disposable household income (GDHI). That... More
    Closed 31 December 2018
  • Initial View on Census 2021 Output Content Design

    This consultation gave you the opportunity to respond to our initial proposed design of Census 2021 outputs and the dissemination channels for England and Wales. We gathered your views on our initial design of Census 2021 outputs to ensure our proposal will meet your needs. This feedback... More
    Closed 23 May 2018
  • ONS Economic Statistics and Analysis Strategy 2018

    This is the third consecutive year that ONS has published the Economic Statistics and Analysis Strategy (ESAS) for consultation. We are committed to review and annually update the strategy to reflect changing needs and priorities, to give a clear prioritisation of our development of economic... More
    Closed 6 April 2018
  • Consultation on Proposed Changes to Certain Labour Market Tables and Related Publications

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes the national and regional labour market tables every month, some of which feed into the labour market bulletin The ONS also publishes a set of supplementary tables every... More
    Closed 4 April 2018
  • ONS Approved Researcher Survey

    To help us further develop and improve your access to ONS research data and the products and services we provide to support it, we would welcome your feedback. All the questions in this survey relate to the Approved researcher scheme and your access to research data through the scheme. More
    Closed 29 March 2018
  • Changes to health state life expectancy methodology

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces health state life expectancy statistics which measure how long a person can expect to live in "Good" health or without a limiting persistent illness or disability. The release includes measures of Life Expectancy (LE), Healthy Life Expectancy... More
    Closed 8 February 2018
  • User need for: Estimates of the population in marriages between same-sex couples.

    This consulation is to assess the user need for estimates of the population who are in a marriage between same-sex couples, specifically whether separate estimates from the total married population are required for analysis. More
    Closed 24 October 2017
  • Services Producer Price Index (SPPI) Coverage Review

    As part of the Office for National Statistics commitment to improve the manner in which we measure and understand the activity within the UK service sector, we are looking to improve the way we construct data within our Services Producer Price Index (SPPI). Our aim is to gain a better... More
    Closed 6 October 2017
  • Consultation on balanced estimates of regional GVA

    Gross value added (GVA), the amount by which the economy grows due to the production of goods and services, can be measured using three different approaches, known as the income approach, the output (or production) approach, and the expenditure approach. In the UK Regional Accounts we currently... More
    Closed 30 September 2017
  • Sub-national service exports methodology and initial results

    Services are the majority of economic output in the UK, and exports of services have been increasing in recent years. There has been growing demand for more detailed estimates of UK trade data, particularly for sub-national breakdowns. As part of the UK trade development plan , and the ... More
    Closed 29 September 2017
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