Regulation blog

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

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Business Plan and Regulatory Work Programme for 2018 to 2019

Today we are publishing our Business Plan and Regulatory Work Programme for 2018 to 2019.

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Improving and innovating: enhancing the value of statistics and data

Statistics are of value when they support society’s need for information; they should be useful, easy to access, remain relevant, and support understanding of important issues.

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The (almost) mental health ‘data revolution’

Mental health has been in the forefront of news and debate for a while now.

  • Maximising the value of statistics through systemic reviews

    16 March 2018

    These reviews allow us to look at the relationships and signposting between statistics and to spot gaps and overlaps.

  • ‘Truth surge’: celebrating the success of statistics

    23 February 2018

    "After the fears about post truth, we've now got the truth surge". So said Rupert McNeil, Civil Service Chief People Officer, to me...

  • The new Code of Practice is coming…

    16 February 2018

    The new Code of Practice will be published next Thursday.

  • Visa: innovation, brand… and robostat 2.0

    2 February 2018

    At the VISA innovation centre at Paddington in London, I met this little robot.

  • Help shape our priorities…

    25 January 2018

    To help us meet this challenge we are inviting views on our 2018/19 work programme and are requesting your input through our consultation.

  • A robot by any name?

    22 December 2017

    My big problem with my favourite innovation of the year - the Reproducible Analytical Pipeline (RAP) - is this: what should I call it for my end of year blog?

  • Voluntarily Applying the Code

    15 December 2017

    While the core target audience for the Code are organisations producing official statistics, there was widespread agreement that the three pillars of the Code – Trustworthiness, Quality, and Value –…

  • Data, quality and the Code

    8 December 2017

    The structure of the Quality pillar is essentially the same as in the draft Code, based around a basic statistics process model: Suitable Data Sources; Sound Methods, and Assured Data…

  • Making Sense of the Code

    17 November 2017

    We partnered with Sense About Science, an independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life, to meet with nine members of the public to…

  • Code consultation: the story so far…

    3 November 2017

    We received more than 100 formal and informal responses to our Code of Practice consultation.

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