NISRA recently consulted on proposed changes to statistical outputs, this output was part of that consultation. The consultation, which ended on 15 October, sought views from users and stakeholders to help NISRA to address the financial constraints imposed by the budget settlement for 2023-24, whilst minimising the impact on users and stakeholders. The full report on the outcome of the consultation, including users’ responses, actions planned and mitigations, can be found on the consultation webpage.
We are proposing: The statistical bulletin will be reduced to headline results only; analysis of subsectors will be removed. The bulletin will be reduced from 17 pages to approximately 5 pages. Data will continue to be provided in the existing supplementary tables; however, the following sections will be discontinued – the Structure of Industry tables and the Standard Errors and Coefficients of Variation (CVs) tables. All other supplementary tables will remain the same.
Action: NISRA welcomes the positive feedback on this release. Consistent with some of the responses to the consultation, we will proceed to scale back the statistical bulletin as planned but will consider whether some detail of subsector analysis can still be included in the reduced bulletin.
Date proposed change will come into effect: 11 January 2024