Following the UK’s exit from the European statistical system, we are strengthening the governance arrangements for official economic statistics, focussing on the ways we produce, and assure our statistics.

At the centre of this new governance framework will be the new National Statistician’s Committee for Advice on Standards for Economic Statistics (NSCASE). NSCASE will ensure our processes for influencing and adopting international statistical standards are of a high standard. NSCASE will support the National Statistician in his decisions about the statistical guidance the UK will follow in the future. The advice NSCASE provides to the National Statistician will span the full range of domains in economic statistics, including the National Accounts, fiscal statistics, prices, trade and the balance of payments and labour market statistics.

We are delighted to appoint Professor Martin Weale as the inaugural Chair for this new committee.

Martin is Professor of Economics at King’s Business School. Martin graduated in 1977 in Economics from Clare College, Cambridge. Martin is an applied economist with an interest in macro-economic and micro-economic problems. He was Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee from 2010 to 2016. Martin is a member of the Office for National Statistic’s Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) and the Economic Experts Working Group (EEWG). Martin is currently developing work on democratic measures of economic performance.

We are currently recruiting members for NSCASE. Details can be found here.

Further details on membership, terms of reference, and the way the Committee will work will be published in due course.

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