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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey hailed as “bedrock” of trustworthy communication15/03/2022 09:20:00
A world-leading Office for National Statistics (ONS)-led study monitoring the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the general population has won a communications award for its work throughout the pandemic.
Five Office for National Statistics names in New Year’s Honours04/01/2022 13:15:00
After another year in which data and statistics have dominated public debate, five Office for National Statistics (ONS) employees have been recognised for their contributions to statistics, public health and the census in the New Year’s Honours list.
The ONS announces appointment of two new Deputy National Statisticians22/12/2021 13:15:00
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) yesterday announced the appointment of two new Directors General.
New Fellows to work with the Office for National Statistics and 10 Downing Street to help deliver data science for the public good22/11/2021 15:15:15
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Data Science Campus and 10 Downing Street’s data science team (10DS) have created a joint fellowship scheme to put research, ideas, and technologies from the frontier of data science to use for the public good.
New funding call for Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey analysis projects29/10/2021 12:43:00
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has launched a new funding call for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, inviting academic collaborations through short statistical data analysis projects.
Project boosting local authority COVID responses wins top 2021 ONS Research Excellence Award15/10/2021 13:15:00
Five teams of researchers have been recognised at Research Capability 2021, an event held by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), recognising outstanding, innovative research carried out using ONS secure data or data managed by the ONS on behalf of others.
ONS launches Integrated Data Service to boost government collaboration on data sharing07/10/2021 13:20:15
The Office for National Statistics recently (05 October 2021) launched the first stage of the Integrated Data Service (IDS), a cloud-based platform giving analysts and researchers greater access to data from a range of sources.
More inclusive data to inform better responses to the UK’s most pressing social and economic issues28/09/2021 12:25:00
The National Statistician has set out a series of initiatives to ensure the inclusivity of UK data so that issues facing the most vulnerable and disadvantaged are fully covered in statistics and evidence.