National Statistics

User engagement and the business population estimates

Sets out how we meet the needs of users of the business population estimates and keep them up to date.

Documents

Business population estimates: user engagement strategy paper

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Terms of reference for Business Population and Demographics Statistics (BPDS) user group

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Minutes for the Business Population and Demographics Statistics (BPDS) user group: June 2017

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Minutes for the Business Population and Demographics Statistics (BPDS) user group: July 2016

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The user engagement strategy paper shows how we comply with the user engagement practices listed in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

The terms of reference explains the purpose of the Business Population and Demographics Statistics (BPDS) user group. In this forum users and producers can meet to share information and discuss relevant issues. If you would like to find out more about the BPDS user group, email business.statistics@beis.gov.uk.

Minutes from earlier meetings of the BPDS Group in the National Archive are also available.

Further information

View the results of a 2011 to 2012 user survey. We took into account the views of users and released ‘Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions’. It provides more timely and reliable estimates of the number of businesses in the UK using a new methodology.

These documents show that we recognise the importance of talking with users of the business population estimates (BPE) publication. This helps us ensure that:

  • they are well informed about the statistics they are using
  • their views are taken into account

Email business.statistics@beis.gov.uk if you have any queries or if you would like to be added to the email distribution list to receive updates.

Published 5 December 2012
Last updated 8 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added minutes from the June 2017 user group meeting.
  2. Added minutes from November 2016 user group meeting.
  3. Added minutes of the business population and demographics statistics user group meeting for 20 May 2015.
  4. Minutes of the third BPDS user group meeting added
  5. Latest minutes to BPDS meeting
  6. First published.