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‘ Right’ S tatistics ’ Jil Matheson, National Statistician. How have things changed for the Government Statistical Service?. Budgets. Outputs. People. Budgets. Annual Budget, £m. Departmental budgets have got smaller. Financial Year. Outputs.
Jil Matheson, National Statistician
Annual Budget, £m
Departmental budgets have got smaller.....
The GSS has reduced the number of outputs it produces....
Outputs in 2010:
Outputs in 2011:
Outputs in 2012:
There are more professional statisticians in the Civil Service now...
...and more people in analytical posts generally
Department of Communities and Local Government - The Citizenship Survey
Department of Culture, Media and Sport - Target Group Index statistics on arts attendance
Health and Social Care Information Centre - Prescription Cost Analysis Statistics
Department of Energy and Climate Change - Changes to the publication of monthly coal statistics
MoD (Defence and Analytical Services Agency) - Changes to DASA's annual manpower national statistics publications
Home Office/ONS - Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) ( Previously the British Crime Survey)
Ministry of Justice – Transforming Criminal Justice Statistics (and new Public Disorder Statistics)
Department for Transport –
Traffic counts website - access to annual average daily flow traffic count data for the British ‘A’ road and motorway network
ONS/DWP – Gateway opened to give access to DWP Customer Information System data – for Beyond 2011
Stopping/reducing/redesigning outputs may not be a bad thing.....
Are we staffed at the right capacity to meet our obligations and future needs?
Are we getting maximum value from what we do?
Are we producing what is required?
Can we do things in new ways?
What should the criteria be for determining core statistics?
How should we capture user views?
What would be the benefit to users in knowing what ‘statistics the UK needs’?
“The Capabilities Plan will also strengthen the authority and influence of the Civil Service professions.”
“The Civil Service does not always have the right capabilities in the right place to do what is needed.”
“There are significant gaps in capability and skills which need to be filled if the Civil Service is to be able to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.”
“The ‘Heads of Profession’ operate as cross-Government leaders, and have an essential role in improving skills and maintaining professional standards. The Plan will boost the importance of their role in raising standards, departmental appointments, succession planning and talent management.”
“Everyone needs the right combination of professionalism, expert skills and subject matter expertise.”