How good are government statistics? In a recent seminar the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) asked members of the Government Statistical Service for three words they would use to describe government statistics. Among the top words we got back were: trustworthy quality informative It was striking how closely these aligned to the three pillars of our Code […]Learn more on How can official statistics better serve the public good?
All official statistics need to be produced and published in line with the standards outlined in the Code of Practice for Statistics. A breach occurs when one of these standards is not kept to. If a breach or a suspected breach occurs, the first thing you should do is raise it with your Head of Profession. […]Learn more on Breach all about it!
I am pleased to be saying happy first birthday to the Code of Practice for Statistics. Over the last 12 months I have been involved in many different conversations about the use of statistics and I have found the new code to be really helpful in supporting these. As the statistical Head of Profession in […]Learn more on The Code of Practice for Statistics turns one today