Statistics are designated as National Statistics through the Assessment process. This page contains guidance about assessment and designation.
We are currently reviewing this page to bring the material up to date and to support better learning and understanding about Code compliance. This will also reflect changes to the Code of Practice and associated guidance following the recent consultation.
The Assessment process
Ladder of Escalation (once a producer body has failed to meet Requirements from Assessment Reports)
Self-evaluation against the Code – helpful materials
This section provides links to some of our previous documentation that may help you in complying with the Code and evaluating your own compliance. Other guidance is also available at the policy store and the Government Statistial Service (GSS) website.