National Statistician

John Pullinger is the National Statistician and took up post on 1 July 2014.

The National Statistician is the UK Statistics Authority’s and the Government’s principal adviser on official statistics. The National Statistician is the Head of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) and, as the Authority’s Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary, is a member of the Board of the UK Statistics Authority.

These pages describe the work of the National Statistician, the organisations that produce official statistics and a list of National Statistics, information about the Government Statistical Service, and guidance for statisticians and other officials in implementing the principles of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

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