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Consultation on smoothing and commuting adjustments in Regional Accounts

Opening date: 16 May 2012
Closing date: 10 August 2012
Department: Office for National Statistics
Category: Economy

The purpose of this consultation is to gather and assess user opinions on the changes proposed following a methodological review of smoothing and commuting adjustments in the compilation of regional Gross Value Added (GVA) and regional Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI).

We would appreciate feedback on the following proposals:

  • the proposal to stop smoothing regional GVA and GDHI estimates at all geographic levels

  • the proposal to extend commuting adjustments in regional GVA to all regions of the UK

The consultation period begins with the publication of this document and will close on Friday 10 August 2012. Please ensure that your response reaches us by then.

Responses to the consultation should be sent to:

Fred Norris
Room 2.101
Office for National Statistics
Government Buildings
Cardiff Road
South Wales NP10 8XG

Phone:  +44 (0)1633 456 109

Alternatively, responses can be sent by email to:

When responding, please state whether you are responding as an individual or representing the views of an organisation. If responding on behalf of an organisation, please make clear who the organisation represents and, where applicable, how the views of members were assembled.

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