Adult Social Care Statistics: Summary Report for Great Britain

Following the publication of our reports on adult Social Care statistics for England, Scotland and Wales, the Office for Statistics Regulation has published a summary report for Great Britain.

This report draws together the main findings from each of the three countries. We closed the project strand for Northern Ireland, following the publication of a letter in March 2019.

We spoke to a range of users of these statistics, as well as reviewing existing outputs. Given the devolved nature of adult social care, we looked at statistical issues in each of the four countries separately.

Today’s report highlights common challenges and frustrations, as well as good practice relating to adult social care. It concludes with our priorities for action that each of the three countries should take to improve adult social care data and statistics.

Related Links:

Report on Adult Social Care statistics in England (January 2020)

Adult Social Care Statistics in Scotland (February 2020)

Adult Social Care Statistics in Wales (June 2019)

OSR Review of approaches to addressing weaknesses in the RPI

In OSR’s Regulatory Work Programme for 2019 to 2020 in respect to the economy theme,  among our priorities for the year is regulatory work on inflation statistics. We cited work arising from any change to the Authority’s approach to the RPI and to the measurement of Owner Occupiers’ Housing Costs within ONS’s CPIH statistics.  Following a request from the RPI/CPI user group that OSR consider the proposed changes to the RPI with respect to the Code of Practice for Statistics, the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir David Norgrove, wrote to the user group. OSR’s response to the concerns of the user group can be found here in the annex to Sir David Norgrove’s letter. OSR expects to publish the findings from its review of ONS’s recent work on CPIH statistics in March 2020.

Insolvency Service Enforcement Outcomes 2016/17

This document reports a breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, or the relevant Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Orders, to which the Code applies as if it included these orders.