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Code of Practice

The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 requires the UK Statistics Authority to:

  • prepare, adopt and publish a Code of Practice for Statistics,

  • re-assess against the Authority’s Code all existing National Statistics designated, and

  • assess against the Authority’s Code any official statistics not currently designated as National Statistics that are proposed by Ministers as candidate National Statistics.

Only those statistics that are assessed as compliant with the Authority's Code of Practice will be designated as National Statistics.

Version 1.0 of the Code was published in January 2009.