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Experimental statistics – official statistics in development

The Office for Statistics Regulation have published regulatory guidance on experimental statistics – official statistics in development.

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Metadata item Details
Publication date:2 August 2019
Author:Office for Statistics Regulation
Approver:UK Statistics Authority Board
Who this is for:Producers of statistics

About this guidance

This guidance sets out the Office for Statistics Regulation’s expectations regarding the production and handling of experimental statistics, a subset of official statistics going through development and evaluation, in line with the Code of Practice for Statistics.

The Code of Practice encourages innovation and improvement and highlights the need for National Statistics and other official statistics to remain relevant for use, to provide a dynamic public service.

Review frequency:

The guidance will be reviewed and updated periodically.