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Note: Information about ScotStat can now be found on the Transport Scotland website here:

http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/analysis/statistics/scotstat

 

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Note: Information about ScotStat can now be found on the Transport Scotland website here:

http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/analysis/statistics/scotstat

 

Business, Enterprise and Energy - ScotStat

ScotStat is a network for users and providers of Scottish Official statistics. It aims to improve communication amongst those interested in particular statistics and facilitate the setting up of working groups on specific statistical issues. This page contains information on stakeholder engagement and activity conducted in relation to the Businesses topic.

The ScotStat Committee responsible for matters relating to Business, Enterprise and Energy is the Scottish Economic Statistics Consultation Group (SESCG).

How Can I Get Involved?

If you are keen to find out more about work relating to Business, Enterprise and Energy Statistics or any other facet of the work of the Scottish Government Statistics Group, you can register with ScotStat to receive updates. Information on ScotStat homepage includes a feedback form and information on the work of the ScotStat Board.

Businesses - Consultation - ScotStat

ScotStat Committees/Groups

The Scottish Government consults users and providers of the statistics which relate to Businesses via the Scottish Economic Statistics Consultation Group (SESCG).

The Group covers the following National Statistics Themes (or parts of themes):

  • The Economy
  • Commerce, Energy and Industry
  • Labour Market
  • Tourism
  • Local Government Finance

Previous Consultations and Findings

Planning

Openness about planning and prioritising is a key requirement of National Statistics and of our commitment to users and providers.

The latest Scottish Economy And Labour Market Statistics Plan provides a summary of planned outputs and developments in economic statistics, including labour market and can be viewed at:

The Statistics Forthcoming Publications list should provide information on future statistical outputs for the coming year. These can be viewed at:

 

You may also be interested in viewing the Statistics Planning page for the entire Statistics topic.

Businesses - Consultation - UK-wide User Groups and User Communities

There are UK-wide statistical user groups and communities within the business statistics theme as set out below. If you would like more information on these groups, please contact us by telephone on 0300 244 6802 or by e-mail at industrystatistics@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.

Annual Business Survey (ABS) User Group

Scottish Annual Business Statistics is based on data from the Annual Business Survey (ABS) conducted by the Office for National Statistics.  The ABS User Group meets a minimum of two times a year around March and September.  Minutes and papers from previous ABS user group meetings are available on the ONS website at:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/method-quality/specific/business-and-energy/annual-business-survey/management-and-user-engagement/user-group-minutes/index.html

Business Population and Demographics Statistics (BPDS) User Group

The Business Population and Demographics Statistics (BPDS) User Group has been created as a forum where users and producers can meet to share information and discuss relevant issues regarding the main National Statistics Business Population and Demographics Statistics publications. Minutes and papers from previous ABS user group meetings are available on the Department for Business Innovation and Skills website at:

http://www.bis.gov.uk/analysis/statistics/business-population-estimates/bpe-user-engagement

Business Statistics Community on StatsUserNet

StatsUserNet is the Royal Statistical Society’s interactive site for users of official statistics. It enables you to join on-line communities for your areas of interest.  Register  by clicking ‘Log in or sign up’ at http://www.statsusernet.org.uk/Home/, locate the ‘Business Statistics’ community through the ‘Communities’ menu, and click join.

United Kingdom Statistics Authority Assessments 

In 2012, Business and Research & Development Statistics produced by the Scottish Government were assessed by the UK Statistics Authority for compliance against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.  Details of the assessment are available at:

Assessment Report 189 - Statistics on Scottish Businesses and Research and Development (96.4 Kb, Pdf document)

Assessments have also been carried out for the following statistical publications produced by UK government departments:

Assessment Report 180 - Statistics from the Annual Business Survey (126.8 Kb, Pdf document)

Assessment Report 187 - Statistics on UK Business Population and Demography (118 Kb, Pdf document)

Assessment Report 218 - Statistics on Research and Development (104.6 Kb, Pdf document)