Code of Practice for Statistics
The code provides producers of official statistics with the detailed practices they must commit to when producing and releasing official statistics.
The code ensures that the statistics published by government serve the public. When producers of official statistics comply with the code, it gives users of statistics and citizens confidence that published government statistics are of public value, are high quality and are produced by people and organisations that are worthy of trust.
You can download the code or access an interactive version.
Producers of Official Statistics
|Mandatory or optional?|
|Effective date:||1 April 2015|
|Frequency of review:||It is anticipated that the guidance will be reviewed and updated periodically, in response to experiences of using it as well as to reflect possible updates to the Code itself.|
|Author:||Central Policy Secretariat|
|Commissioner:||UK Statistics Authority|
|Approver:||UK Statistics Authority|
|Date of approval:||1 June 2016|