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Seminar: Code of Practice for Statistics Consultation

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The Office for Statistics Regulation invites you to attend a seminar in which we will describe the draft of a new edition of the Code of Practice for Statistics (“Code 2.0”). It will be an opportunity for you to become familiar with our proposal and to join in a Q&A session.

Statistics are an essential public asset – they provide a window on society, the economy, and on the work and performance of government. They are fundamental to the judgements and decisions made by the public, by government and by an enormous range of other organisations and individual users.

The Code of Practice for Statistics is an important tool in protecting official statistics by setting the standards for producers, to ensure the public can have confidence in them. The UK Statistics Authority has a responsibility under the Statistics and Registration Service Act to prepare and publish a Code and to assess against it. The Office for Statistics Regulation is the regulatory arm of the Authority and provides independent regulation of all official statistics produced in the UK.

Following a widespread engagement through our Code Stocktake of the Code of Practice from late 2015, and in the light of the recommendations outlined in the Stocktake Exposure Draft Report[1], we are pleased to share our draft Code of Practice edition 2.0.

Our consultation runs from 5 July to 5 October 2017. Please do share your thoughts about the proposals by completing our consultation survey. The consultation package, including the draft Code, a Word version of the questionnaire and a link to our online survey, will be available on our website at: https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/monitoring-and-assessment/code-of-practice/

Please send any queries to the Code team at regulation@statistics.gov.uk

If you have any queries about this event please do not hesitate to get in contact with statistics.enquiries@gov.scot.

The Code Team

Office for Statistics Regulation

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