How we work with others
To do our job well we work closely with others, but our relationships are structured and the boundaries of our engagement very clear.
Our relationship with the Scottish Government is set out in our Framework Document. The Commission has also agreed a Protocol with the Scottish Government which sets out how the two organisations work together. This covers the principles for engagement such as respecting the independence of the Commission and the processes to produce forecasts and reports for fiscal events – the Scottish Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy – and other publications by the Commission. You can find the current Protocol, and previous versions, here.
We also have Memoranda of Understanding regarding the way we work together and share data with HM Revenue and Customs, Revenue Scotland, the Department of Work and Pensions, and the Office for Budget Responsibility.
Voluntary Compliance with the Code of Practice for Statistics
The Commission seeks to adhere to the highest standards for analysis possible. While we do not produce official statistics (we produce forecasts), the Commission and our work voluntarily complies as much as possible with the UK Statistic Authority’s Code of Practice for Statistics. Further details can be found in our Voluntary Statement of Compliance.