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How can official statistics better serve the public good?

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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 […]

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Improving statistical quality: a year on from the GSS Quality Strategy

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In June 2019, the GSS Quality Strategy was published. This was a collaborative project involving the GSS Quality Centre (part of the Best Practice and Impact (BPI) division) and the wider GSS. The central aim of the strategy is to improve statistical quality across the GSS. Goals and deliverables To do this, we set out […]

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Breach all about it!

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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. […]

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