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ONS 2021/22 Strategic Business Plan: Accelerating towards the delivery of our strategy
2020/21 has been a year of significant achievement especially with our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After 1 year of our 5 year UKSA Strategy, Statistics for the Public Good, we have made considerable progress towards delivering it.
The 2021/22 Strategic Business Plan recognises this, looks to build upon this success and keeps us moving in the same strategic direction. The Strategic Drivers remain the same: Ambitious, Radical, Inclusive and Sustainable. The Strategic Objectives have been rationalised from 12 to 8.
Statistical, Analytical and Invest to Save Priority Themes were developed to help direct the 21/22 Planning Round, which was again a collaborative exercise, with representatives from right across ONS participating in weekly meetings and workshops.
As a result, circa 144 Accountability Framework Objectives have been developed and agreed to achieve the optimum 2021/22 contribution to the 8 Strategic Objectives.
The 2021/22 Strategic Business Plan reflects that it will be another really important year for ONS, maintaining our increased profile with the ongoing contribution to the country's recovery from the pandemic, including the economic response, and the Government Agendas through:
- The COVID-19 Infection Survey/Health Surveillance
- The Integrated Data Programme
- Economic and Public Policy Statistics and Analysis
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UKHSA and ONS release latest Winter COVID-19 Infection Study Data18/01/2024 15:17:00
UKHSA and ONS have today published the latest data from the Winter Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Study, known as the Winter CIS.
Response to the Office for Statistics Regulation review into GDP revisions29/11/2023 15:15:00
In September the Office for National Statistics (ONS) asked the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) to review its recent revisions to GDP. Today the review has been published, with Ed Humpherson, OSR Director General for Regulation, finding that '...ONS's approach to revisions is appropriate and well managed and our overall conclusion is that the more extreme criticisms that ONS received are misplaced.'
ONS partners with BBC to ready UK children for the digital world06/10/2023 15:10:00
The Office for National Statistics is teaming up with the BBC to improve the data skills of primary school children across the UK.
Public services productivity review: ONS governance and contact arrangements08/08/2023 13:25:00
Following the recent announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking the National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond, to review how we can improve the way public service productivity is measured, the Office for National Statistics has confirmed the arrangements for the governance of the review.
“Clear commitment” to inclusion sees ONS retain status as Disability Confident Leader10/07/2023 13:15:00
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) retains accreditation as a Disability Confident Leader for its inclusive approach towards disabled colleagues.
Have your say on the future of population and migration statistics30/06/2023 10:20:00
A public consultation has begun, which will help shape the future of population and migration statistics.
OBE a “mindblowing” honour for Newport IT leader20/06/2023 13:25:00
Having worked her way up from the post room at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to become the organisation's Deputy Director for Corporate IT and Services, Ceinwen Blake epitomises hard work and dedication, and has been awarded an OBE as part of the King's Birthday Honours.
ONS begin UK-wide interim survey to monitor COVID-19 and other respiratory infections04/05/2023 16:15:00
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is launching a new UK-wide study on the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) and other respiratory infections.
Reappointment of Professor Sir Ian Diamond as National Statistician28/03/2023 09:25:00
His Majesty the King, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has appointed Professor Sir Ian Diamond FBA FRSE FAcSS for a second term as National Statistician, following an open competition, for a period of five years beginning on 1 April 2023.