Register of de-designations

Where sets of official statistics do not maintain the high standards expected by the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, acting on the Office for Statistics Regulation’s advice the Statistics Authority can remove their National Statistics status. In some cases National Statistics status will be removed after a producer body approaches us when its statistics have temporarily fallen below expected standards – for example through error or during a change in methods. In other cases removal follows a fuller assessment, which has resulted in a range of actions for the producer body to implement before National Statistics status can be reinstated. This page provides a list of the occasions when the National Statistics status has been removed from a set of official statistics, and provides links to the relevant documents concerning the decision to remove, and, where applicable, to reinstate the National Statistics status.

Statistics on homelessness in Wales (produced by the Welsh Government)
Date of de-designation: 28 July 2016Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
UK Milk Price Statistics (produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Date of de-designation: 14 July 2016Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Community Care Statistics: Social Services Activity, England (produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre)
Date of de-designation: 25 February 2016Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police in Scotland (produced by the Scottish Government)
Date of de-designation: 5 October 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Firearm Certificates in Scotland (produced by the Scottish Government)
Date of de-designation: 5 October 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Scottish Input-output tables and multipliers (produced by the Scottish Government)
Date of de-designation: 15 June 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Offences Involving Firearms in Scotland (produced by the Scottish Government)
Date of de-designation: 15 June 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on the Claimant Count (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 10 June 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on NHS Hospital Activity (produced by NHS England)
Date of de-designation: 18 May 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Unlawfully Large Infant Class Sizes (produced by the Department for Education)
Date of de-designation: 11 March 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Fly-tipping Statistics for Wales (produced by the Welsh Government)
Date of de-designation: 25 February 2015Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Construction Cost and Price Indices (produced originally by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, now the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 11 December 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Construction Output and New Orders (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 11 December 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
UK Trade Statistics (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 14 November 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondence and Assessment Report 304Reasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Overseas Travel and Tourism Expenditure (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 14 November 2014Date of re-designation: 15 May 2015
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: As documented in correspondence
Road Freight Statistics (produced by the Department for Transport)
Date of de-designation: 15 October 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Inpatients formally detained in hospitals under the Mental Health Act 1983, and patients subject to supervised community treatment (produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre)
Date of de-designation: 9 October 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in Assessment Report 294Reasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Consumer Price Index Including Owner-Occupiers’ Housing Costs (CPIH) (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 14 August 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on Scottish Police Recorded Crime (produced by the Scottish Government)
Date of de-designation: 31 July 2014Date of re-designation: 27 September 2016
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in Assessment Report 288Reasons for re-designation: as documented in correspondence
Statistics on Crime Outcomes (formerly Detections) (produced by the Home Office)
Date of de-designation: 15 July 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Statistics on UK Overseas Trade with the EU for April 2014 (produced by HM Revenue & Customs)
Date of de-designation: 20 June 2014Date of re-designation: not re-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: not re-designated
UK Trade Statistics for April 2014 (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 18 June 2014Date of re-designation: 25 June 2014
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in correspondenceReasons for re-designation: as documented in correspondence
Statistics on Crime in England and Wales (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 15 January 2014Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in Assessment Report 268Reasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Retail Prices Index (produced by the Office for National Statistics)
Date of de-designation: 14 March 2013Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in Assessment Report 246Reasons for re-designation: currently de-designated
Construction Cost and Price Indices (produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)
Date of de-designation: 17 February 2011Date of re-designation:1 November 2012
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in Assessment Report 95Reasons for re-designation: as documented in correspondence
Statistics on Child Protection Referrals in Scotland (produced by the Scottish Government)
Date of de-designation: 2 December 2010Date of re-designation: currently de-designated
Reasons for de-designation: As documented in Assessment Report 67Reasons for re-designation: currently de-designated