Dear Siobhan 


I am writing to you following our review of the indices of deprivation statistics produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government against the Code of Practice for StatisticsThe statistics were reviewed against the three pillars of the Code: trustworthiness, quality and value.  

As you are aware, our review did not cover Northern Ireland as the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure (NIMDM) is not produced to the same time scale as the other indices. However, there may be findings from our review which are applicable to the future development of NIMDM. 

If you have any questions about our findings, our Labour Market and Welfare team is happy to engage with you and your team. 

I am copying this letter to Dr Tracy PowerDirector of Analysis for NISRA and to Ruth Fulton, Head of Statistical Support Branch at NISRA. 

 Yours sincerely 


Mark Pont 

Assessment Programme Lead  


Related Links

Mark Pont to Sandra Tudor: English Indices of Deprivation 2019 statistics

Mark Pont to Roger Halliday: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020 statistics

Mark Pont to Glyn Jones: Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 statistics