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.

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

Information on the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, including the latest on the Code consultation.

Monitoring/Systemic 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.


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

Compliance checks

The Office for Statistics Regulation carries out compliance checks, which provide a high-level review of the extent to which the statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.