Issues Log

This is a running record of statistical matters that have been raised with the UK Statistics Authority. They are either matters on which concern has been expressed directly, or to which the Authority’s attention has been drawn. Inclusion in the list does not necessarily mean that the Authority shares the concern, nor does it indicate a commitment to further action by the Authority, although some of these matters will be followed up.

If you would like to comment on any of the issues contained on this list, or inform us of any other concerns, please email Authority Enquiries

Alternatively, you can write to us at: UK Statistics Authority, 1 Drummond Gate, London SW1V 2QQ

Link to anĀ archive of the Issues Log

DateDetailsStatusRelated Links
October 2019
28 October 2019Claims about UK imports and exportsOpen
24 October 2019Statements on levels of activityOpen
21 October 2019Claims about balanced budgetClosed
15 October 2019School funding baselineClosed
10 October 2019Apprenticeship statisticsClosed
1 October 2019Higher education participation ratesOpen
September 2019
26 September 2019School funding claimsClosed
23 September 2019DfE communications on education fundingClosed
23 September 2019Qualifications for 18 year oldsOpen
20 September 2019NEU use of statisticsClosed
19 September 2019Home Office crime statisticsClosed
19 September 2019Education funding announcementClosed
16 September 2019Rough sleeping statisticsClosed
16 September 2019Education fundingClosed
13 September 2019Home Office press notice on eGatesClosed
10 September 2019Figures in Scottish Government tweetClosed
6 September 2019Baby names releaseClosed
3 September 2019Claims on cost of EU contributionsClosed
August 2019
27 August 2019Statements using domestic violence statisticsClosed
27 August 2019School census dataClosed
23 August 2019Availability of MoJ statisticsClosed
13 August 2019International Passenger SurveyClosed
8 August 2019Figures on English language testingClosed
6 August 2019Use of ASHE statisticsClosed
6 August 2019Additional NHS fundingClosed
July 2019
26 July 2019Use of crime statisticsClosed
23 July 2019Qualifications for 16-18 year oldsClosed
22 July 2019Statement on Scottish Block GrantClosed
18 July 2019DfE data releasesClosed
10 July 2019Claims about job creationClosed
10 July 2019Drug related deathsClosed
June 2019
25 June 2019Statements on solar installationsClosedSir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority to Rebecca Long-Bailey MP
13 June 2019Claims around Welsh education fundingClosedSir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority to David TC Davies MP

David TC Davies MP to Sir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority
4 June 2019Block Grant TransparencyClosed
3 June 2019Statements on Scottish university inequalityClosed
3 June 2019Claims regarding EU contributionsClosed
May 2019
31 May 2019Methodology enquiry regarding JSA and Universal CreditClosed
28 May 2019Changes in council tax ratesClosed
27 May 2019Claims regarding EU election resultsClosed
20 May 2019Hospital mortality ratesClosed
15 May 2019Labour market estimatesClosed
7 May 2019Use of financial statistics in explanatory documentsClosed
April 2019
30 April 2019Presentation of health statisticsClosed
30 April 2019Education statistics quoted on TwitterClosed
29 April 2019Response to Government petitionClosed
23 April 2019Statistics on workers in new jobsClosed
17 April 2019Use of education statisticsClosed
17 April 2019Use of education funding statisticsClosed
16 April 2019Publication of import statisticsClosed
3 April 2019Apprenticeship data reliabilityClosed
1 April 2019Use of homelessness statisticsClosedSir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority to The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
1 April 2019NHS waiting timesClosedEd Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Mark Svenson, NHS England
March 2019
29 March 2019Statistics on entries of GCSE music examsClosed
28 March 2019Use of statistics on FGMClosed
27 March 2019Use of ONS and Nomis statistics in media reportingClosed
18 March 2019Availability of National Pupil Database dataClosed
12 March 2019Statistics on death registrationsClosedEd Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Professor Sheila Bird, University of Cambridge

Ed Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Mark Lucraft, Chief Coroner for England and Wales

Ed Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Justice Keegan, The Coroners Service, Northern Ireland
10 March 2019Use of statistical graphs on TwitterClosed
7 March 2019Statements made on violent crimeClosed
6 March 2019Statements made on public fundingClosed
5 March 2019Concerns raised relating to the Teaching Excellence FrameworkClosedRoyal Statistical Society to Ed Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation

Ed Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Royal Statistical Society
4 March 2019Statements on poverty levelsClosedLyn Brown MP to Sir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority

Sir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority to Lyn Brown MP
2 March 2019Statistics on NHS whistle-blowingClosedEd Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Dr Minh Alexander
1 March 2019Availability of statistics quoted in ParliamentClosed
February 2019
28 February 2019Inpatient waiting timesClosedEd Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Roger Halliday, Scottish Government
24 February 2019Statements on the EU referendumClosed
21 February 2019Statements made on Twitter relating to drug useClosed
20 February 2019Labour market statistics on disabilityClosed
15 February 2019Statements on visitor numbersClosedEd Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Andrew Mowlah, Arts Council England

Andrew Mowlah, Arts Council England to Ed Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation
12 February 2019Statement on zero-hours contractsClosed
12 February 2019Use of ONS statistics in annual reportClosed
11 February 2019Local government funding in the UKClosed
7 February 2019Availability of homelessness statisticsClosedSir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority to Rt Hon John Healey MP, House of Commons

Rt Hon John Healey MP, House of Commons to Sir David Norgrove, UK Statistics Authority
6 February 2019Statements made on knife crimeClosed
4 February 2019Statements on no-deal preparationsClosed
January 2019
25 January 2019Homelessness statistics published by MHCLGClosed
24 January 2019Use of statistics by the Department for EducationClosed
23 January 2019Statistics used in Department for Education press releaseClosed
23 January 2019Tweet on employment levels in the UKClosed
22 January 2019Statistics on the cost of domestic abuseClosedEd Humpherson, Office for Statistics Regulation to Mike Warren, Home Office
17 January 2019ISD statistics on delayed discharges and inpatient waiting timesClosed
15 January 2019Availability of NHS GP statisticsClosed
14 January 2019Use of school census dataClosed
11 January 2019Statements made on crime levels in the UKClosed
10 January 2019Statistics on injuries caused by fireworksClosed
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