Regulation blog

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

Road leading to a lighter hoizon

The (almost) mental health ‘data revolution’

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

Interlocking silver cogs

Maximising the value of statistics through systemic reviews

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

Visa: innovation, brand… and robostat 2.0

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

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Innovation and Experimental Statistics

    27 October 2017

    Innovation should be at the forefront of a statistical system that meets its users’ needs.

  • Ethnicity facts and figures

    13 October 2017

    Credible statistics that command trust are an essential public asset and the lifeblood of democratic debate.

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