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Code of Practice

The National Statistics Code of Practice sets out the key principles and standards which official statisticians are expected to follow and uphold. It will be supported by twelve Protocols which describe how those principles and standards are to be implemented in practice.

- About the Code of Practice
The principles and standards that official statisticians are expected to follow and uphold.

- Code of Practice - statement of principles
The knowledge that advances the government, business and people of the United Kingdom will be founded on National Statistics of quality and integrity, available when needed. Download the full statement of principles (219Kb pdf).

- Code of Practice Protocols
Links to all the protocols that have been published to date.

- Compliance with the Code and protocols
Compliance statements from the Government Departments responsible for producing National Statistics.

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