Regulation blog

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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