Code of Practice for Statistics
The Code provides producers of official statistics with the detailed practices they must commit to when producing and releasing official statistics.
The Code ensures that the statistics published by government serve the public. When producers of official statistics comply with the Code, it gives users of statistics and citizens confidence that published government statistics are of public value, are high quality and are produced by people and organisations that are worthy of trust.
The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) and the GSS Good Practice Team have published an initial exploratory review looking at how the designation is understood, particularly outside the official statistics system.
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