Register of de-designations

When official statistics do not maintain the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and value expected by the Code of Practice for Statistics, we can remove their National Statistics status. In some cases National Statistics status will be temporarily suspended after a producer body approaches us when its statistics have temporarily fallen below expected standards – for example through error or during a change in methods. In other cases removal follows an assessment, which has resulted in a range of actions required to improve the statistics. Below are the occasions when National Statistics status has been removed from a set of official statistics, and where applicable, reinstated.


 

Re-designated Statistics

DetailsDe-designatedRe-designated
Statistics on Construction Output, New Orders and Construction Prices produced by the Office for National Statistics11 December 2014: correspondence
correspondence
7 March 2019: correspondence
Characteristics of Children in Need statistics produced by Department for Education2 November 2017: correspondence17 September 2018: correspondence
Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures, produced by NHS Digital.

Previously called ‘Inpatients formally detained in hospitals under the Mental Health Act 1983, and patients subject to supervised community treatment’
9 October 2014: Assessment Report 29422 January 2018: correspondence
Milk utilisation statistics produced by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs7 April 2017: correspondence21 December 2017: correspondence
Statistics on Unlawfully Large Infant Class Sizes produced by the Department for Education11 March 2015: correspondence13 October 2017: correspondence
Consumer Price Index Including Owner-Occupiers' Housing Costs (CPIH) produced by the Office for National Statistics14 August 2014: correspondence31 July 2017: correspondence
Statistics on homelessness in Wales produced by the Welsh Government28 July 2016: correspondence28 July 2017: correspondence
Road Freight Statistics produced by the Department for Transport15 October 2014: correspondence19 December 2016: correspondence
Statistics on Scottish Police Recorded Crime produced by the Scottish Government31 July 2014:
Assessment Report 288
27 September 2016: correspondence
Statistics on Overseas Travel and Tourism Expenditure produced by the Office for National Statistics14 November 2014: correspondence15 May 2015: correspondence
UK Trade Statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics

(relates specifically to April 2014 statistics, published on 6 June 2014)
18 June 2014: correspondence25 June 2014: correspondence
Construction Cost and Price Indices produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (now BEIS)17 February 2011: Assessment Report 951 November 2012: correspondence

 


 

De-designated Statistics

DetailsDe-designated
Long-term international migration statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics - reclassified as experimental statistics21 August 2019: correspondence
Statutory homelessness statistics produced by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government - reclassified as experimental statistics19 July 2018: correspondence
Northern Ireland Claimaint Count produced by NISRA - reclassified as experimental statistics20 March 2018: correspondence
Entertainment Licensing Statistics produced by Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport19 January 2018: correspondence
Welsh Social Services Statistics produced by Welsh Government - reclassified as experimental statistics31 October 2017: correspondence
Long-term student migration Statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics - reclassified as experimental statistics27 July 2017: correspondence
Statistics on General Ophthalmic Services Activity in England produced by NHS Digital9 March 2017: correspondence
Statistics on National Insurance Number Allocations to Adult Overseas Nationals produced by the Department for Work and Pensions26 January 2017: Assessment Report 331
Autism spectrum disorder statistics from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey produced by NHS Digital – reclassified as experimental statistics27 September 2016: correspondence
UK Milk Price Statistics produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(relates specifically to February 2015 statistics, published on 26 March 2015; and to February 2016 statistics, published on 31 March 2016)
14 July 2016: correspondence
Community Care Statistics: Social Services Activity, England produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre25 February 2016: correspondence
Statistics on Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police in Scotland produced by the Scottish Government5 October 2015: correspondence
Statistics on Firearm Certificates in Scotland produced by the Scottish Government5 October 2015: correspondence
Scottish Input-output tables and multipliers produced by the Scottish Government15 June 2015: correspondence
Statistics on Offences Involving Firearms in Scotland produced by the Scottish Government15 June 2015: correspondence
Statistics on the Claimant Count produced by the Office for National Statistics - reclassified as experimental statistics10 June 2015: correspondence
Statistics on NHS Hospital Activity produced by NHS England18 May 2015: correspondence
Fly-tipping Statistics for Wales produced by the Welsh Government25 February 2015: correspondence
UK Trade Statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics14 November 2014: correspondence and Assessment Report 304
Statistics on Crime Outcomes (formerly Detections) produced by the Home Office15 July 2014: correspondence
Statistics on UK Overseas Trade with the EU produced by HM Revenue & Customs

(relates specifically to April 2014 statistics, published on 10 June 2014)
20 June 2014: correspondence
Statistics on Crime in England and Wales produced by the Office for National Statistics15 January 2014: Assessment Report 268
Retail Prices Index produced by the Office for National Statistics14 March 2013: Assessment Report 246
Statistics on Child Protection Referrals in Scotland produced by the Scottish Government2 December 2010: Assessment Report 67
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