Removal of the National Statistician section

The content currently provided under the National Statistician section will be moved to the About menu. At the same time we will remove some duplication.

As part of this move, we are re-writing our About content to be more concise and structured. This includes breaking up blocks of text and using best practice for header sizes, so that our pages read well for screen-readers.

We will set up re-directs for the existing links. This means anyone who has bookmarked the original link will be automatically taken to the content’s new home.

When?

4pm, 16 February 2018

We don’t anticipate any downtime.

Why?

Our users have fed back that they don’t expect the content in this section to be where it is… so they don’t find it. This includes insights from user testing and feedback given via our online form. They expect this content to be on the GSS site or within the About section, under What We Do or UK Statistical System. As a result, the National Statistician menu will be disappearing and the content within moved to our About section. The policy store will move to the GSS website later this year.

At the same time we will re-write some content to increase readability, leading to greater understanding of the UK Statistics Authority’s remit and mission.

This will also improve the search function on our site, preventing it from bringing up irrelevant items in search results. Having a more manageable structure means it will be quicker and easier to maintain and update content. This allows us to maximise our publishing resources and take a more strategic approach to increasing user engagement.

 


Update 4 January 2018

We have sucessfully moved all Committees and panels content to our new Committees section. Re-directs are in place for old existing links. This means if you have saved any old links you will be automatically taken to new links.

 


Update 3 January 2018

We have sucessfully moved Data Ethics Advisory Committee, Administrative Data Research Network and Crime Statistics Advisory Committee content to our new Committees section. Re-directs are in place for old existing links. This means if you have saved any old links you will be automatically taken to the content’s new home. Content for Advisory Panels on Consumer Prices: Stakeholder and Technical is on track to move at 5pm, 4 January 2018

 


What will change?

There will be a new section for Committees and Panels, which will sit on our About the Authority menu. The current content will be moved from the National Statistician menu to the new section.

The content itself will not change, but the web page addresses will. We are setting up re-directs for the existing links. This means if you have saved the original link you will be automatically taken to the content’s new home.

For example, instead of links for the Crime Statistics Advisory Committee starting like this: https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/national-statistician/ns-reports-reviews-guidance-and-advisory-committees/national-statisticians-advisory-committees/crime-statistics-advisory-committee

You would be redirected to: https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/about-the-authority/committees/national-statisticians-crime-statistics-advisory-committee

When will it change?

3 January 2018: Data Ethics Advisory Committee, Administrative Data Research Network and Crime Statistics Advisory Committee.

4 January 2018: Advisory Panels on Consumer Prices: Stakeholder and Technical.

The changes are being done in the background, so there should not be any downtime.

Why is this changing?

Our users have fed back that they don’t expect the content in this section to be where it is… so they don’t find it. Users expected to find this content in the same menu as the Board content, so we are re-locating it to match these expectations. The new Committees section will also take fewer clicks to access.

 

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