This is a draft of the first edition of an Economic Statistics and Analysis Strategy (ESAS), to prioritise and guide ONS’s work on economic statistics. ONS has already produced a strategy for the National Accounts and the ESAS encompasses this and goes wider to cover all economic statistics. This strategy will be reviewed and updated annually in the light of changing needs and priorities, and availability of resources.  

Making explicit ONS’s perceived priorities will allow greater scrutiny and assurance that these are the right ones. In addition, this ESAS will allow research and development priorities to be laid out, making it easier for external experts to see the areas where ONS would be particularly keen to collaborate.  

The draft Strategy is being published for comment and ONS welcomes responses from all stakeholders. Comments on this strategy should be sent to by 30th June 2016.

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