Legislation

The operation of the UK’s statistical system is governed by the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (the Act), which received Royal Assent on 26 July 2007 and came into effect on 1 April 2008.

The Act provided for the creation of a new Statistics Board – which operates as the UK Statistics Authority – with a statutory responsibility to promote and safeguard the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good.

Under the Act, the Board was established as a non-ministerial Department, operating at arm’s length from Government.

Key Legislative Documents

The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (224.9 Kb PDF document) Explanatory Notes to the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (163.5 Kb PDF…

Pre-release Access

Under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act  2007, Cabinet Office Ministers and Ministers in the Devolved Administrations are responsible for determining, by Order (secondary legislation) in their…