Sir Robert Chote to Dame Angela Eagle MP: statements on tax changes

On 19 February 2024 our chair, Sir Robert Chote, wrote to Dame Angela Eagle MP regarding comments made by Treasury ministers on changes in personal taxation.

The Office for Statistics Regulation is increasing its engagement with government departments, including HM Treasury, to ensure future communications do not have the potential to mislead and comply with the principles of intelligent transparency.


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Letter from Sir Robert Chote to Dame Angela Eagle MP – statements on tax changes

Response from Sir Robert Chote to Alistair Carmichael MP – Asylum backlog figures

On 18th January 2024 our Chair, Sir Robert Chote, wrote to Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs in response to his letter regarding the backlog of asylum claims.

We highlighted the need for ministers and advisers to think carefully about how a reasonable person would interpret a quantitative claim of clearing the backlog of asylum decisions by a specific date and to consult the statistical professionals in their department.


Read the full letter: Response from Sir Robert Chote to Alistair Carmichael MP – Asylum backlog figures


Related letter: Response from Sir Robert Chote to Stephen Kinnock MP – Asylum backlog figures