Registration Form

Member Details

Working Pattern *


Membership Type *
Substantive Grade *
Profession Type of Current Role *


You will now be asked a series of personal and diversity profile questions.

  • Please note this information cannot be viewed by other site users under any circumstance.
  • Following these questions you will be asked to review the GDPR Notice which relates to the information you are providing, and asked if you agree or do not agree to the holding and use of your information as set out in that GDPR Notice.
  • If you agree then your information will be used in aggregated, anonymised, non-identifiable and macro-level statistics, for regular reporting internally to the GES membership on the diversity profile of the GES profession.
  • If you do not agree then your information cannot and will not be used for these purposes.
  • Following registration you can also easily review the sites GDPR Notice and change your GDPR data approval at anytime.
  • These questions are non-mandatory and have been developed in consultation with ONS Harmonisation Guidance.
  • Please also see further explanation at the bottom of this page.

What is your sex?
Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?
What is your ethnic group?
Do you have any physical or mental health conditions or illnesses lasting or expected to last 12 months or more?
Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?
What is your religion?

The GES Strategy 2021 - 2024 identified that the GES has a data gap regarding the information we hold on the diversity and socio-economic background of our profession. Further, externally commissioned audits have also identified that this data gap is currently a barrier to comparing the composition of the GES profession with other government professions, with the UK Civil Service more widely, and with the broader society which we ultimately exist to serve. Whilst these questions are not mandatory, improving our data coverage in this area - and ultimately our understanding of the GES profession - is a corporate priority for the GES Board and Chief Economists across government. If you are comfortable doing so, we please ask that you complete these questions. As per the GDPR notice on the final registration page, all of your information provided here will held and used in a secure manner that is GDPR compliant, for the purposes explicitly set out (as above and repeated in GDPR Notice).

Diversity Questions

Do you look after, or give any help or support to, anyone because they have long-term physical or mental health conditons, or illnesses, or problems related to old age?
Do you have childcare responsibilities as a primary care giver (for example as a parent or guardian)?
If you finished school after 1980, were you ever eligible for Free School Meals?
What type of school did you attend for the most time between the ages of 11 and 16?
Thinking back to when you were aged about 14, which best describes the sort of work the main/highest income earner in your household did in their main job?
What is the highest level of qualifications achieved by either of your parent(s) or guardian(s) by the time you were 18?

Government Economic Service (GES) Members Intranet Site – Privacy Notice

How we use your personal data

For the purposes of your membership of the GES, we ask you to provide us with certain information about you. This privacy notice explains why we ask you for this information, what lawfully allows us to request it and lists your data protection rights under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). For the purposes of data protection legislation, the data controller for the GES Members Intranet Site is HM Treasury.

Personal data

We use the following personal data for the purpose of your GES membership:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Year of birth
  • Work pattern
  • Date of entry to GES profession
  • Employment grade
  • Date of entry to current grade
  • Employing department
  • Role and profession

Social mobility information

We also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information relating to:

  • Any caring and childcare responsibilities you may have
  • Whether you were eligible for Free School Meals
  • Type of school you attended between the ages of 11 and 16

While providing us with social mobility information is voluntary, this helps us to understand how many GES members have caring and childcare responsibilities, allows for the assessment of the socio-economic background of the GES profession, if and how these change over time, and allows for the reporting of this information to the GES membership and the GES Board.

In addition, over time the collection of this information will also allow for reporting to the GES membership, and the GES Board, analysis on any observed relationship between these variables (caring and childcare responsibilities, and socio-economic background) and career progression within the GES (both in terms of promotions and time taken to promote).

How we use your personal data

We use these personal data for different reasons, including; to maintain accurate information about your membership, for profession strategy delivery, and to provide you with access to the GES Members Intranet site. We also use your personal data (and, where provided, social mobility information) for internal reporting and analysis of the GES profession membership in relation to:

  • The composition of GES membership
  • Career pathways and advancement within the GES
  • The diversity profile of the GES

We also use your personal data to understand how the GES compares with other populations of comparative interest, such as; the UK working age population, the UK Civil Service, other analytical professions within the Civil Service and the Economics Undergraduate Degree population. While we rely on our members’ personal data to compile internal reports, these reports are only made available within the GES profession and they do not identify any of its members.

Annual Departmental GES Membership Audit

Your personal data is also used for annual auditing and confirming with departments how many GES members they employ in a given financial year. We need this information to agree annual GES profession membership fees with each department which, in turn, are used for annually financing central GES profession activities and a portion of the GESR Team.

Special category data

We also ask you to provide us with information relating to your:

  • Ethnicity
  • Disability (where applicable)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion or beliefs

As with social mobility information, providing us with these data is voluntary and you can choose not to share these with us.

How we use your special category data

Where provided, we use these data to undertake equalities monitoring within the GES profession, specifically to:

  • Identify and report levels of representation within the profession as regards ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief
  • Monitor, identify and report on the relationships between ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and career progression in the GES profession – specifically promotion frequency and time taken to promotion
  • Identify and report how the GES profession compares with other populations such as the UK Working Age Population, the UK Civil Service, other analytical professions within the Civil Service, and the Economics Undergraduate Degree population
  • Monitor and measure the impact of policy changes within the GES profession, to ensure they do not have a disproportionately negative impact on protected and/or under-represented groups

Government strategy, policy and delivery

Your personal data and special category data also help us deliver against our GES Strategy 2021-24: Building a more diverse and inclusive profession – specifically strategy actions and commitments relating to improved Workforce Management Information on the GES, improved understanding of the make-up of the GES membership, and improving our understanding of inclusivity & diversity within the profession.

Our lawful basis for processing your personal data

We collect and use your personal data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (in compliance with Article 6(e) UK GDPR). This task is to maintain membership of a profession within Government which generates and provides expert economic advice and analysis to government, supporting it to understand issues relating to the UK Economy and the global economy, supporting policy debate and decision-making through a variety of approaches, advice and evidence.

Our lawful basis for processing your special category data

Where provided, our use of your special category data is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest (in compliance with Art 9(g) UK GDPR). The substantial public interest is that our use of these data are necessary for the purposes of identifying or keeping under review the existence or absence of equality of opportunity or treatment of our members (under paragraph 8 Pt 2 Sch 1 DPA).

Who will have access to your personal data

Your personal data will only be made available to relevant staff in the central GESR team and/or organisations for the purposes listed above.

These organisations include:

  • Connect Internet Solutions Limited, our contracted provider of the GES Members Intranet Site
  • GES member departments
  • GES member Arms-Length Bodies (ALBs)

We sometimes share anonymised, non-identifiable summary level analysis based on the personal data set out above. We only share this information with trusted partners such as analysts within the Civil Service, academic collaborators etc. to help us deliver against the purposes set out above. Any data we share for this purpose will be aggregated and will not identify individuals.

Who will have access to your special category data

Your special category data will only be made available to relevant staff in the central GESR team. This team use these data to produce anonymised and non-identifiable summary level analysis based on the special category data set out above. These anonymised analyses will be shared internally with the GES membership, GES member departments and Arms-Length Bodies (ALBs) to help us deliver against the purposes set out above. Any data we share for these purposes will be aggregated and will not identify individuals.


Your personal data and special category data will be securely stored and only held for as long as is necessary for the delivery of the purposes set out above. Anonymised or aggregated datasets will be stored for longer for statistical research purposes. Members can unsubscribe from the GES Members Intranet Site at any point by contacting using “UNSUBSCRIBE GES SITE” in their email subject heading.

Contacting us

The contact details for the GESR Team are:

HM Treasury Data Protection Unit
G11 Orange
1 Horse Guards Road

Your data protection rights

Under the UK GDPR, you have the right to request:

  • information about how your personal data are processed and to request a copy of that personal data
  • that any inaccuracies in your personal data are rectified without delay
  • that your personal data are erased if there is no longer a justification for them to be processed
  • in certain circumstances (for example, where accuracy is contested) for your personal data to be restricted

A full list of your data protection rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website here.

How to submit a data subject access request

If you would like to enact your right of access to your personal data, please contact:

The Data Protection Team
Information Rights Unit
HM Treasury
Ground Orange
1 Horse Guards Road


If you consider that your personal data or special category data have been misused or mishandled by us, please contact HM Treasury’s Data Protection Officer at

Please note if you select I do not agree then you can still register with full site access. In addition, following registration you can easily review the sites GDPR Notice and change your GDPR data approval at anytime.