Within the Trade Statistics unit (TSu) there are a number of working groups which aim to improve quality and raise risks by refining processes and improving credibility parameters. This discussion helps maintain feedback loops to enhance risk prioritisation.
The unit also works closely with with Customs departments via regular liaison meetings to ensure that the statistical data feed is of acceptable quality and raise issues that may affect this.
A range of cross-referencing occurs by regular data sharing partnerships with other government departments such as Department of Energy and Climate Change, Office for National Statistics (ONS) and other HMRC departments. Regular liaison meetings are held to discuss potential issues that may affect statistical quality and consult on major developments.
TSu works closely with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) feeding trade data to support the UK Balance of Payments and their own National Statistics product UK Trade. This data sharing ensures extra checks are undertaken to assure trade data.
We provide trade data to Eurostat and attend annual seminars to discuss aspects of data quality. Quality groups meet twice a year to align methodologies and resolve discrepancy issues.
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