Current and Future Assessments

Assessments review how well a set of statistics is meeting users’ needs, and the extent to which users feel consulted by the statistical producers about the statistics produced.

We contact a range of bodies and individuals with an interest in the particular set of statistics – users, suppliers and other stakeholders. If we have not contacted you directly, we would still be very interested in your views. This page lists the statistics about which we would welcome your feedback.

Current assessments


We welcome views about any of the statistics listed below. If you would like to be contacted by us directly to share your views please email the regulation team.


Assessment TopicProducer BodyUser views required by
2021 Censuses in the UKOffice for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland,
and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
Northern Ireland Planning StatisticsNorthern Ireland Department for Infrastructure31 January 2020
Assessment of DWP’s Benefits StatisticsDepartment for Work and Pensions (DWP)21 August 2020

Recently closed

We are no longer actively seeking views about the following statistics, but you may still be able to input into our assessment. Please email the regulation team to discuss how we may be able to incorporate your views.


Assessment Topic (click on title for details)Producer Body
Labour Market StatisticsOffice for National Statistics
Prescription Cost Analysis in EnglandNHS Business Services Authority

Future assessments

Assessments that are due to start over the next six months. If you would like to be contacted by us directly to share your views about any of these assessments please email the regulation team.

Assessment TopicProducer Body
Northern Ireland Safe Communities Survey (series of compliance checks)Department of Justice


For past assessments, please see our list of published Assessment Reports