2016 Code of Practice stock take – latest news – June 2016

We shared your valuable feedback and some of our own desk based research with steering group members at their second meeting on 17 May 2016. We also provided evidence to support strengthening the National Statistic brand, making the Code more transformational and stimulating an increase in the trust, quality and public value of official statistics. The ten emerging themes have now condensed into five areas we need to tackle:

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The steering group concluded we should continue to review these aspects of the scope and presentation of the Code and that the direction of travel was consistent with a recommendation to the Authority Board in the Autumn that the Code be revised. Minutes and papers from the May steering group can be found here. These follow on from the February minutes and papers here. We will organise further opportunities to gather your views on our proposals and recommendations over the summer and will provide regular progress updates on these pages. In the meantime if you have any queries or comments please email Richard.Laux@statistics.gsi.gov.uk