Annex A

What we did and acknowledgements

We spoke with over 50 people across more than 30 government departments in each of the four UK nations. This included with directors, heads of profession, economists, social researchers, and policy colleagues. We also spoke to several people outside of government, including academics. Our conversations centred on peoples’ views about how government analysis is produced, used and valued.

We would like to thank the following organisations that we spoke to during this work:

Cabinet Office

Department for Business, Trade, Innovation and Skills

Department for Education

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Department for Health and Social Care

Department for International Trade

Department for Transport

Department for Work and Pensions

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Government Analysis Function

HM Revenue and Customs

Ministry of Justice

National Records of Scotland

Northern Ireland Department for Communities

Northern Ireland Department for Economy

Northern Ireland Department of Education

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Number 10

Office for National Statistics

Policy Profession

Public Health Scotland

Research Data Scotland

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

Scottish Fiscal Commission

Scottish Government

Scottish Parliament Information Centre

Ulster University

Welsh Government

We would also like to thank the following organisations that engaged with us to provide some case studies for this report:


Full Fact

Government Office for Science

Office for Local Government

Regulatory Policy Institute

UK Health Security Agency

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