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.

For the latest changes regarding statistical regulation during the Covid-19 pandemic please see our dedicated page.

What we do

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

Regulation blog

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


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National Statistics

What is a National Statistic? Find a list of all statistical products that OSR has designated as National Statistics.

Meet the Team

Contact details for team members.

Our Interventions Policy

The Authority’s role in making public interventions on the use of statistics

Relationship with the rest of the Authority

Arrangements to ensure the strict separation of the functions of production and regulation.

Award for Voluntary Application

How to apply for the Voluntary Application Award 2020, in partnership with the Royal Statistical Society.

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