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  • Review of ONS priorities

    We have always sought feedback on our performance, but we understand that it hasn't always been clear how this information has been acted on. This year, we are using your feedback to directly inform our business planning, to ensure we can demonstrate how what you tell us influences our priorities... More
    Closed 20 March 2017
  • Infant mortality outputs review

    This consultation outlines proposed changes to the annual infant mortality statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and outlines future plans. Feedback from users is encouraged. ONS publishes annual infant mortality statistics for England and Wales in a number of key... More
    Closed 20 July 2017
  • Changes to the Crime Survey for England and Wales

    The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) is a face-to-face victimisation survey in which people resident in households in England and Wales are asked about their experiences of a range of crimes in the 12 months prior to the interview. Respondents to the survey are also asked about their... More
    Closed 23 July 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 on the Air Transport industry within our Services Producer Price Index (SPPI). ... More
    Closed 31 July 2017
  • User consultation- Business Prices June 2017

    Office for National Statistics (ONS) is undertaking a programme of transformation. As part of this programme, we will improve the statistical and conceptual quality of our business price indices, the Producer Price Index (PPI) and Service Producer Price Index (SPPI) . Important components... More
    Closed 8 August 2017
  • ONS-Defra Natural Capital Accounting Questionnaire

    This 5 to 10 minute survey is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the ONS-Defra Natural Accounting Project. The results of this survey will help guide future decision making and outputs. More
    Closed 15 August 2017
  • Consultation on the National Statistics definition of alcohol-related deaths

    Please note, the closing date of the consultation has been extended to 31/8/17 in order to provide respondents with more time. Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports annual trends on deaths associated with alcohol consumption using a National Statistics (NS) definition of... More
    Closed 31 August 2017
  • Changes to ONS Gross Domestic Product (GDP) release schedule

    The ONS currently publishes three Gross Domestic Product (GDP) releases for each quarter. This sees a ‘Preliminary Estimate’ published approximately four weeks after the end of the preceding quarter. This estimate only contains output data as there are no expenditure or income data available.... More
    Closed 14 September 2017
  • ONS approach to measuring and reporting SDGs in the UK

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been designed to “leave no one behind” and bring an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. The 17 goals agreed at a United Nations Sustainable Development World Summit are the result of over 2 years of intensive... More
    Closed 21 September 2017
  • Estimating the number of rooms and bedrooms in the 2021 Census: An alternative approach using Valuation Office Agency (VOA) data

    This consultation gives you the opportunity to respond to the ' Estimating the number of rooms and bedrooms in the 2021 Census: An alternative approach using Valuation Office Agency data ' publication. This followed a commitment made in the 2021 Census topic consultation , where it was... More
    Closed 25 September 2017
  • Sub-national PSF Consultation

    This consultation aims to gather user views on public sector finance statistics at local area geographies, whether that be country, region, local authority or other sub-UK geography. The first part of the consultation focuses on feedback on the Country and regional public sector finances... More
    Closed 25 September 2017
  • Proposed changes to ONS Birth Statistics

    We are planning to change the way in which birth statistics for England and Wales are published from 2017 data year onwards. The first births release containing 2017 data is planned for July or August 2018. We plan to make explorable datasets for live births available in NOMIS . These will... More
    Closed 26 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • People Survey Action Plan - Update Survey

    ONS People Survey - Action Plan Tracking More
    Closed 13 July 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Closed 3 March 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
    Closed 26 March 2021
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