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General enquiries

Have a question? Need advice or support for a GSS related matter? Email us!


Specific enquiries

Do you want to put something on this website? We welcome all sorts of different content, from vacancies to blog posts, events and news items. As long as you think members of the GSS would be interested in it, we’re willing to consider it!

Please see our instructions on requesting to upload content on the GSS website.


A breach is caused when an organisation producing official statistics fails to meet the standards outlined in the Code of Practice for Statistics. Reporting breaches means being open about mistakes and the actions being taken to correct them. It is important for building public trust in statistics and for producers of statistics to learn and improve.

Please see our breach reporting guidance for what steps need to be taken.

Information related to careers in the GSS can be found on the careers area.

If you have a query on any of the following policies please contact the GSS careers team:

  • GSS professional standards
  • Government Statistician Group (GSG) competency framework
  • badging policy
  • careers and talent pipelines (including GSS apprenticeships)
  • GSS Fast Stream
  • GSS student roles


Information related to GSS recruitment can be found on the careers area.

The GSS recruitment team undertake all central GSS recruitment campaigns for permanent Statistical Officers (StO), Higher Statistical Officers (HStO) and Senior Statistical Officers (SStO). The team also recruit temporary statistical officers three to four times a year.

We are available for advice and guidance on all recruitment queries, including the materials that should be used in dissemination tests and the GSS online test.

Contact the recruitment team if you have a query relating to:

  • permanent and temporary recruitment
  • badging exercises
  • sandwich students
  • summer placements
  • GSS assessor training
  • careers fairs


Information related to training can be can be found on the learning and development area.

The GSS capability team provides professional learning opportunities for statisticians and data scientists. They also provide bespoke induction, foundation and career checkpoint courses for members of the Government Statistician Group (GSG).

The learning pathways they have created for the GSG profession can also be used by members of the wider GSS community if they wish to develop further in a statistical or data science role.


The National Statistician is the UK Statistics Authority’s and the Government’s principal adviser on official statistics. If you have any queries you think should be directed to him you can contact his team.


The Central Policy Secretariat (CPS) of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) supports the governance of the UK statistical system, including the Authority Board and the top level GSS committees.


Please see UKSA contact details on their website.