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Office for Statistics Regulation review of the quality of HMRC statistics

In April, the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR), who provide independent regulation of all official statistics produced in the UK, published a review of the quality of HMRC’s official statistics.

The review highlights the issues that big operational departments working with administrative data can face with respect to quality and will ring true for other government departments.

Many of the recommendations will apply to some extent to other producers, and OSR encourages them to reflect on the nine recommendations in the report and to think about how they can build on their own approach to quality, to ensure statistics meet the needs of the people who use them.

HMRC has welcomed and accepted the findings and recommendations of the review and has published a response on its website.