What we do

We aim to enhance public confidence in the trustworthiness, quality and value of statistics produced by government.

We do this through:

  • Our regulatory approach: We apply the Code of Practice¬†for Statistics using the three pillars of Trustworthiness, Quality and Value in our regulatory approach. This document describes our regulatory activities in relation to official statistics, as well as to the voluntary application of the Code.
  • Our corporate structure: including our values, structure, regulatory services and governance.
  • Code and Policy: Producing a Code of Practice for Statistics, which promotes the production and dissemination of official statistics that are trustworthy, high quality and of public value, along with guidance on how to meet the standards set in the Code.
  • Assessment: Assessing statistics against the Code of Practice for Statistics, and if they comply in full with the Code, designating them as National Statistics, indicating that they meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and value.
  • Compliance Checks: Shorter pieces of work than assessments, providing a high-level review of the extent to which the statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.
  • Systemic Reviews: Reviewing and reporting on issues and opportunities that cut across the statistical system.
  • Casework: Making public comment on the uses of official statistics, often based on complaints brought to our attention by others, but also celebrating when good standards of trustworthiness, quality and value are upheld.

Regulation blog

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

Our Values

Information on the purpose of the Office for Statistics Regulation and its values

List of National Statistics

A list of all statistical products that the Office for Statistics Regulation has designated as National Statistics.

Our Business Plan

Information about our Business Plan for April 2018 to March 2019.

Relationship with the rest of the Authority

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

Meet the Team

Contact details for team members.

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