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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Making Sense of the Code

We at OSR are often focused on all things government – how and why departments produce and publish official statistics and then use them in the public domain. It’s why…

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Code consultation: the story so far…

I am very pleased to say that we received more than 100 formal and informal responses to our Code of Practice consultation. These have come in via our formal consultation…

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Innovation and Experimental Statistics

Recently we saw the announcement of the development of a fast-charging carbon-ion battery. The ongoing testing of driverless cars is seldom out of the news. And a child car seat…

  • Ethnicity facts and figures

    13 October 2017

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

  • End of Code consultation – reflections on our road trip

    5 October 2017

    It has been great to get out and about to speak about the draft Code of Practice for Statistics over the past few months.

  • Happy Families?

    15 September 2017

    Guest blog from Richard Laux, Deputy Head of Regulation, on the role of families of statistics.

  • Five whys: the Code of Practice

    18 August 2017

    We’ve adopted the philosophy of Lean, based on the why (and how) questions. Armed with this, we’ve sought to breathe new life into what was a list of detailed practices.

  • Breakfast in the Boardroom

    4 August 2017

    Guest blog from Kimberly Cullen, Statistics Assessor. Breakfast in the Boardroom: Reflections on the Code and the wider analytical community.

  • Richard Laux: Benefits from voluntary compliance

    21 July 2017

    Guest blog from Richard Laux, Deputy Head of Regulation, on benefits from voluntary compliance.

  • Health and Social Care Statistics

    29 June 2017

    In February, I asked NHS England and NHS Digital to consider publishing more timely statistics on accident and emergency performance.

  • Big Data Analytics

    23 June 2017

    Big Data Analytics Conference on Data Quality at the Francis Crick Institute, June 2017.

  • Our Business Plan

    21 June 2017

    Today we are publishing our Business Plan and Regulatory Work Programme for 2017/18, placing the public interest in statistics at the heart of our work.

  • Health statistics

    24 March 2017

    In the last few weeks, we’ve made three comments on health statistics... They all show the importance of improving the public value of statistics.

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