ONS is in the early stages of a labour market statistics transformation project. One aim is to investigate whether administrative data can be used to replace or supplement some of our business surveys, including the Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey (QPSES). The QPSES forms the basis of the quarterly Public Sector Employment (PSE) statistics.

One potential new data source is administrative data from HMRC. This data has many benefits, but it does not include information on full-time equivalents (FTE).

With this in mind, we'd like to find out how important FTE data in our publications are to you.

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* 1. Do you use the full-time equivalent (FTE) data from our quarterly Public Sector Employment (PSE) statistics?