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About Monitoring and Assessment

With effect from 1 April 2008, the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, gives the Authority statutory powers to carry out assessments of the extent to which official statistics comply with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The Act also enables the Authority "to monitor the production and publication of official statistics."

This page provides links to relevant information about monitoring and assessment, as follows:

  • Information about the Authority's Head of Assessment, Ed Humpherson, and his team

  • Information about the Code of Practice for Official Statistics

  • A list of assessments currently being undertaken by the Authority, including an open invite for users to submit comments about any of those statistics

  • Details about the current programme of assessment of National Statistics

  • A range of guidance about assessment, including a handbook about assessment aimed at producers, and a range of statements made by the Authority relating to the assessment and designation process

  • All the assessment reports published to date, along with relevant confirmations of designation as National Statistics

  • Links to published Monitoring Reports and Monitoring Briefs