We’re excited to announce that the user engagement strategy for statistics has now been signed off. It has been endorsed by chief statisticians from across the UK, ready for our launch, this month. The strategy is centred around three goals, also known as ‘the three C’s’: collaboration capability culture These goals will help deliver our […]Learn more on User engagement strategy launch – book your place!
The Good Practice Team are working on creating guidance on how to make spreadsheet documents meet the legal accessibility regulations. This will build on the ‘Making analytical publications accessible‘ guidance and will be incorporated into the ‘Releasing statistics in spreadsheets‘ guidance. We have a lot of questions that need answering, such as: What are the […]Learn more on Making spreadsheets accessible – guidance coming soon
Government Statistical Service (GSS) Harmonisation is now using new terminology. After wide consultation across the GSS, topic groups and beyond, harmonised standards and harmonisation guidance replace harmonised principles. The change aims to make harmonisation work more transparent, and to help our users understand what each tool is for. Misinterpretation, inconsistent use and poor communication are […]Learn more on A change to Harmonisation terminology
Want to be sure you’ve got your quality assurance covered? The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) have put together a list of questions analysts producing statistics can use when considering quality at each stage of production. This is not intended to be used as a checklist. It is designed to be used alongside your organisation’s […]Learn more on Thinking about quality when producing statistics
Today the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Good Practice Team have published their updated guidance Introduction to data visualisation. This guidance replaces the original 2017 document Designing effective tables, graphs and maps and contains key principles to consider when presenting statistical data. This guidance is intended for producers of official statistics who need to design data visualisations […]Learn more on Updated guidance on data visualisation
The Good Practice Team have seen an increase in the use of dashboards for sharing statistics. We want to put together some guidance to ensure consistency and good practice across the GSS. To make this guidance useful we are keen to speak to producers and users of dashboards. We want to understand: where dashboards are […]Learn more on Dashboard guidance development – have your say!
The GSS Quality Statistics in Government guidance has been launched. This guidance was developed by the Best Practice and Impact (BPI) division through consultation with key stakeholders across the GSS. It complements the Quality Statistics in Government training offered by the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Quality Centre. This guidance helps producers of statistics to meet […]Learn more on New GSS Quality Statistics in Government guidance launched