The Regional and Geography Committee, a sub-group of the Statistical Policy and Standards Committee, provides guidance and advice on the geographical breakdown of official statistics. This means breaking UK wide statistics down to sub-national levels, such as regions.
The committee meets twice a year, or as necessary, and has two main aims.
- Developing and promoting statistical policies and standards across the Government Statistical Service (GSS).
- Providing guidance and advice.
The Chair for this committee is Deputy Director for Crime, Regional and Data Access, Office for National Statistics. The membership includes representatives from across the GSS and devolved administrations. For more information, see the Terms of Reference and the 2015-16 Workplan.
GSS Geography Policy
The GSS Geography Policy is now available. It sets out the “7 pillars” of best practice principles of using geographic information with statistics. It represents the geographic referencing standards prescribed by the Code of Practice for Official Statistics to promote comparability in UK statistics.