Twitter Policy


The UK Statistics Authority Twitter account is managed by the UK Statistics Authority communications team on behalf of the Board of the UK Statistics Authority.

We may occasionally use some automation (such as tools which generate tweets from RSS feeds) but we intend that this will not dominate the messages posted by us.

If you follow us, you can expect between 5 – 10 tweets a month covering some or all of the following:

  1. Alerts about new content on our website (news, publications, speeches)
  2. Invitations to provide feedback on specific issues on which we are consulting, including our Assessments and Monitoring reviews
  3. Updates to our guidance about Assessment, including information for producers and users of official statistics, and how to provide user views
  4. Other information about the UK Statistics Authority which we think would be useful and interesting to others


If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by the UK Statistics Authority on Twitter does not imply endorsement by the Authority of any kind.


We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers, and we may join the conversation where possible. However, we are not able to reply individually to all the messages we receive.

The Authority’s communications team reads all @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant teams within the UK Statistics Authority. To raise an issue about the production, publication or use of official statistics, their quality, good practice or comprehensiveness, or to request that the Authority investigates any other matter relating to official statistics, please email

The standard way for contacting us for official correspondence, to ask about the work of the Authority, and to raise an issue with the Authority about official statistics is set out on the Contact Us page on our website at


We may occasionally use hashtags so that our tweets are picked up by people discussing a particular topic.

The use of these hashtags should not, however, be taken to mean that the UK Statistics Authority endorses any views or description of events implied by the hashtags.