Assessment of UK Productivity Statistics
Your review of ONS’s UK productivity statistics provides a very useful assessment. It is good to hear there was a positive contribution and engagement from my team throughout the assessment process.
I note the recommendations on the adoption of multi-factor productivity statistics (MFP) by the policy community, more effective user engagement, and the need to provide expert judgement on the increased uncertainty around our productivity estimates due to the pandemic and recession.
This week’s ONS Productivity User Forum provides a timely opportunity to discuss the OSR’s recommendations, and to identify any other issues or concerns which the user community consider ought to be addressed. These will be included in our forthcoming, updated productivity development plan.