The Office for Statistics Regulation determines whether official statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and value set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. When these standards are met and acting on the advice of the Office for Statistics Regulation, the UK Statistics Authority designates them as National Statistics. The process of determining compliance with the Code and designation as National Statistics is known as Assessment.

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

Programme of Assessment

Our programme of assessment for 2017 to 2018.

Current Assessments

Our assessment process reviews how well a set of statistics is meeting users’ needs, and the extent to which users feel consulted by the statistical producers about the statistics produced.…

Register of de-designations

Where sets of official statistics do not maintain the high standards expected by the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, acting on the Office for Statistics Regulation’s advice the Statistics…

Guidance about Assessment

This page contains links to guidance about assessment and designation.