Scottish farm business income: annual estimates: Methodology

Methodology for Scottish farm business income estimate publications

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This report provides information on the methodology of Scottish Farm Business Income (FBI) estimates. Information is included about the Farm Business Survey (FBS) methodology and sampling, estimation methods and limitations.

Details about the Scottish FBI estimates are included here in line with the European Statistical System (ESS) quality framework. This covers areas of statistical:

  • Relevance
  • Accuracy and reliability
  • Timeliness and punctuality
  • Accessibility and clarity
  • Coherence and comparability


 An Accredited Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

These statistics are accredited official statistics. The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has independently reviewed and accredited these statistics as complying with the standards of trustworthiness, quality, and value in the Code of Practice for Statistics.

These accredited official statistics were independently reviewed by the OSR in November 2020. The accreditation notice is available on the OSR website.

Accredited official statistics are called National Statistics in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

Scottish Government statistics are regulated by the OSR. OSR sets the standards of trustworthiness, quality and value in the Code of Practice for Statistics that all producers of official statistics should adhere to.

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