Assessment of statistics from The People and Nature Survey for England

We are currently assessing the extent to which statistics from The People and Nature Survey for England, produced by Natural England, meet the professional standards set out in the statutory Code of Practice for Statistics. 

The feedback period is now closed, check back for updates on the assessment process

The Code of Practice is a regulatory framework based on the trustworthiness, quality, and value of statistics. Capturing the views of users, and potential users, forms an important part of our judgement about the statistics, including their strengths and how they could be improved. 

If you are a user of these statistics, we would very much welcome your feedback on these statistics and would be grateful of any thoughts on the following questions:  

  1. Which of the statistics or datasets do you use, and for what purposes?  What questions do you need the statistics to be able to answer for you? Please be as specific as possible. 
  2. Are there any data gaps which could be solved by improving the statistics? 
  3. Are the statistics or datasets published at a level of quality that meets your needs in the context of how you want to use them? How clear is the advice from Natural England about the strengths and limitations of the statistics? 
  4. Is the presentation of the statistics (through charts, tables, and commentary) helpful to you? How could presentation be improved?  
  5. How do you usually access the latest statistics or data, for example, from the Natural England website, or from other media? How could access be improved? 
  6. How does Natural England engage with you as a user? Are there any areas where you would welcome improved engagement? 

We welcome comments on any other aspect of these statistics which you think might be relevant to our assessment.