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Publishing official statistics and National Statistics

The Office for Statistics Regulation have published guidance on publishing official statistics and National Statistics.

Policy details

Metadata item Details
Publication date:31 October 2018
Author:Office for Statistics Regulation
Approver:UK Statistics Authority Board
Who this is for:Producers of statistics
Contact:

regulation@statistics.gov.uk

About this guidance

This guidance answers to questions that the Office for Statistics Regulation have received about publishing official statistics in line with the Code of Practice for Statistics.

Topics covered:

  • Pre-announcing the release of statistics
  • Labeling the status of the statistics
  • Sharing official statistics and other statistics prior to release
  • Publishing ad-hoc statistics releases
  • Revisions and corrections

Review frequency:

This guidance will be reviewed and updated periodically.

Updates

Date Changes
3 December 2018

This document has been updated to clarify the section ‘Sharing official statistics and other statistics prior to release’