Commenting on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority Sir David Norgrove has today said:

“The UK’s statistical system is continuing to serve the public good in the face of the challenges posed by the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

“The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) have set out plans to ensure that their work continues and adapts at a time when good evidence is more important than ever.”

Related Links:

Statement from the Office for National Statistics: COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Statement from the Office for Statistics Regulation: COVID-19 and the regulation of statistics

Sir Ian Diamond’s letter to Ed Humperson regarding changes to statistical production and publication as a result of COVID-19 (March 2020)

Ed Humpherson’s response to Sir Ian Diamond (March 2020)

Ed Humpherson’s blog post on Covid-19 and the regulation of statistics (March 2020)

Sir David Norgrove letter to Matt Hancock (May 2020)

COVID-19: Production and use of management information by government and other official bodies


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