UK Statistics Authority Inclusive Data Consultation

Closed 26 Mar 2021

Opened 5 Jan 2021


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 statistics, [analysis and publications] reflect the experiences of everyone in our society so that everyone counts, and is counted, and no one is forgotten.” (Statistics for the Public Good, 2020).

We need your help in understanding what you need, where the gaps are and where further work is needed.

Why we are consulting

The findings of this review will be considered by the Inclusive Data Taskforce in making their recommendations to the National Statistician on what needs to change in future and how this can be achieved. The National Statistician will consider the recommendations in deciding how best to make progress towards the aim of more inclusive data and evidence in the UK.

In this review, we’d like your views on where data and evidence are currently lacking or partial. This may be in terms of the quality of what is available, topics covered, geographical coverage or areas where data and evidence are missing completely. We would also welcome your suggestions about where to make improvements and what is currently working well.

How to respond

We encourage you to respond online wherever possible. However, responses by email will be also be accepted.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page or see here for a downloadable list of the consultation questions, should you wish to provide your comments by email. If you are responding by email, please send your response to:


All material relating to this consultation can be provided in braille, large print or audio formats on request. British Sign Language interpreters can also be requested for any supporting events.



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