Comparing official statistics across the UK
Note: this policy is currently under review.
This policy is scheduled for revision following the release of the new version of the Code of Practice for Statistics. It was written in the context of version 1.0 of the code. In situations where the new code and this guidance diverge, the new code should be followed.
|Publication date:||11 March 2016|
|Author:||The comparability task and finish group set up by the Inter Administration Committee|
|Approver:||The Inter Administration Committee|
|Who this is for:||Producers of statistics|
This guidance outlines the steps producers can take to assess and communicate the comparability of their statistics across the countries of the UK.
This will help users of statistics better understand which statistics are comparable across the UK so that they are able to make decisions and quickly get to the numbers they need.
This guidance is reviewed periodically.