Statistical Expenditure Reports

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Dear UK Statistics Authority,

In 2013 in response to a report from PASC, UKSA said:
"The National Statistician’s office continues to collect data on resource requirements and plans for statistical work across Government. This remains useful in informing the Authority Board and the Committee for Official Statistics to enable ex post facto scrutiny of departments’ published plans for future statistical work and our independent reporting to Parliament where the Authority might have concerns, including through our published Statistical Expenditure Reports."

Are these data still collected and are Statistical Expenditure Reports still published? If so, where are they published?

Please publish all such information for all years since SERs were stopped.

Yours faithfully,
Simon Briscoe

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Dear FOI Team,

Your response says that Statistical Expenditure Reports "ran for two years between 2011 and 2013 with a total of 8 reports published. These are available via the following link: UKSA Publications: Statistical Expenditure Reports." There seems to be no link and a search on the UKSA web pages does not for me deliver the reports. Where are they?

Yours sincerely,

Simon Briscoe

FOI Team, UK Statistics Authority

Dear Simon,

Please accept our apologies for the missing link.

You can find the information at this link

Kind regards

The Freedom of Information Team | UK Statistics Authority | Awdurdod Ystadegau'r Deyrnas Unedig
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