Monitoring Review 3/14

The UK Statistics Authority is clear that by having an in-depth understanding of the needs of users, producers of official statistics are better placed to develop these statistics in the future and to increase their long term public value. This report explores the current uses, and future needs, of official statistics by the financial services industry. Annex A investigates the current uses the industry makes of official statistics, how these meet their needs and how producers engage with them. The Annex also summarises feedback from users on quality, availability and accessibility of the official statistics they use and need. This report is the second in a series of reviews looking at the relevance of official statistics to decision making in key sectors and industries . The Statistics Authority is grateful to all organisations and representative organisations that provided evidence in the research phase of the review.

The Use of Official Statistics by the Financial Services Industry