Economic Data


About the Inquiry

The Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee is holding an inquiry into the economic data. The inquiry will focus on the following areas:

  • Accuracy (how reliable is the data)
  • Utility (how useful is it)
  • Interpretation (how to make sense of it)
  • Scrutiny (what are we measuring and does it encourage effective scrutiny).

The remit for the inquiry is:

To examine the accuracy, utility and comprehensibility of Scottish economic statistics; to consider what data is required for effective delivery and scrutiny of policy; and to recommend where any improvements might be made.


The Committee issued its call for views on 12 June 2017. The closing date for submissions was Friday 1 September 2017.

Read the call for views

Read the written submissions