Consultation outcome

Consultation on the review of the Highlands and Islands adjustments in regional gross value added

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The consultation outcome can be found on the ONS website:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/get-involved/consultations-and-user-surveys/consultations/consultation-on-the-review-of-the-highlands-and-islands-adjustments-in-regional-gross-value-added/index.html

Original consultation

Summary

Public consultation on the recommendations from a review of the methodology used to address bias in GVA estimates for areas of Scotland.

This consultation was held on another website.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

ONS would like to hear your views on the following recommendations:

  1. Due to improvements in data and methods there is no longer any need for an adjustment to regional GVA data. Therefore the Highlands and Islands adjustment should be discontinued from the December 2015 publication of regional GVA (Income) estimates.

  2. As the improvements to the data have been applied consistently to all years of the time series the adjustment should be removed from the entire time series of data, from 1997 to the latest provisional year.

  3. During this review general issues with the regional apportionment of rental income at the NUTS2 and NUT3 levels were noted. Therefore the methodology for the regional apportionment of rental income at the NUTS2 and NUTS3 levels should be changed in all regions of the UK to make use of dwelling stock and house price data for the allocation of imputed rental of owner-occupied dwellings.

Published 17 July 2015
Last updated 2 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. The consultation outcome can be found on the ONS website: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/get-involved/consultations-and-user-surveys/consultations/consultation-on-the-review-of-the-highlands-and-islands-adjustments-in-regional-gross-value-added/index.html
  2. First published.