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Disclosure control for microdata produced from social surveys


This guidance is based on statistical disclosure standards from the Office for National Statistics that set out minimum requirements to ensure confidentiality of tables for public release. This document is specific to the release of microdata (record level data with each row usually defining characteristics of an individual or household) and will be of particular interest to researchers who require access to record level data along with survey managers who produce microdata.

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Using symbols in tables

Harmonisation guidance and principles

This guidance provides definitions for harmonised symbols to be used in tables, instructions for use, and additional useful information

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Publishing management information


This guidance provides advice on how government departments should treat management information to get maximum value from it while protecting public trust in official statistics.

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