As the Authority’s regulatory arm, Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) is responsible for managing its casework function, undertaking monitoring to identify issues and investigating issues raised with the Authority. We use our voice to stand up for statistics and to represent the public, reporting publicly where we have concerns and highlighting good practice.
Our interventions policy provides more details on our role in making public interventions on the use of statistics.
All issues considered are recorded in our Issues Log below. Inclusion in the issues log does not necessarily mean that we share the concern, nor does it indicate a commitment to further action, although some of these matters will be followed up. We aim to update the Issues Log every Wednesday.
In October 2020, we started publishing quarterly management information related to our Casework. Quarterly data will be published on the last Thursday of the month following the relevant quarter.
A high proportion of our current casework relates to COVID-19. To see more about our work including statements we have made on these issues please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.
We also produce an annual summary of our casework which provides details of the volume and types of cases we have looked at.
If you have any comments or feedback or would like highlight a concern with us please email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can write to us at: Office for Statistics Regulation, 1 Drummond Gate, London SW1V 2QQ
|Date Opened||Description||Outcome||Date Closed|
|31/10/2020||2020/214: COVID-19 Reasonable Worst Case Scenario||Blog and statement published||5/11/2020|
|02/10/2020||2020/207: Guidance for sex questions in 2021 Census||Formal response - published||04/11/2020|
|09/10/2020||2020/196: National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports||Formal response - published||21/10/2020|
|17/09/2020||2020/182: Data on eligibility for COVID-19 tests||Formal response - published||02/10/2020|
|14/07/2020||2020/133: COVID-19 testing times||Formal response - published||06/08/2020|
|09/07/2020||2020/129: Scottish Government COVID-19 prevalence statistics||Formal response - published||30/07/2020|
|02/07/2020||2020/117: Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland||Formal response - published||24/07/2020|
|25/06/2020||2020/104: COVID-19 antibody testing||Formal response - published||08/07/2020|
|08/06/2020||2020/82: Data on No Recourse to Public Funds||Formal response - published||22/06/2020|
|14/05/2020||2020/34: Management information on rough sleeping||Formal response - published||02/06/2020|
|28/04/2020||2020/11: Publication of COVID-19 data for Northern Ireland||Formal response - published||30/04/2020|
|08/04/2020||2020/03: Management Information on Universal Credit||Formal response – published||22/04/2020|