Office for Statistics Regulation

The Office for Statistics Regulation is the regulatory arm of the UK Statistics Authority. We provide independent regulation of all official statistics produced in the UK. Statistics are an essential public asset. We aim to enhance public confidence in the trustworthiness, quality and value of statistics produced by government. For general enquiries contact the regulation team email.

Regulation blog

This is a blog by the Director General for Regulation, Ed Humpherson and other team members at the Office for Statistics Regulation.

What we do

Information on how we carry out our regulatory function and updates on how this is changing.

Code of Practice for Statistics

Code of Practice for Statistics, interactive and PDF versions.

Office for Statistics Regulation: A Review Of Our First Year

OSR: A Review of Our First Year presents highlights of our work from the last twelve months.


These pages provide further information about Assessment, including guidance, the Assessment work programme and published Assessment Reports.

Systemic/Monitoring Reviews

The Office for Statistics Regulation undertakes reviews and brings stakeholders together to explore sets of statistics in a thematic area or on a cross-cutting topic.

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