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. 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.
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
We are reviewing the format and amount of information we provide in the Casework issues log. This reflects our ambition to have clearer and more timely information available and the need for process changes as a result of the increased volume of casework we have received this year. Information for 2020/21 will be added once this review has been completed.
|4 March 2020||Sefton Council tweet on endometriosis statistics||Closed|
|4 March 2020||Productivity Growth - ONS Clarity and Insight||Closed|
|28 February 2020||Infant mortality rates in BBC interview||Closed|
|27 February 2020||Scottish budget presentation||Closed|
|26 February 2020||Official homelessness statistics (rough sleeping)||Closed||Letter from Sir David Norgrove to John Healey MP|
|25 February 2020||Home Secretary statement on EU settled status||Closed|
|24 February 2020||Transport Scotland statistics on HGV traffic in Aberdeen||Closed||Letter from Sir David Norgrove to Lewis Macdonald MSP|
|20 February 2020||National Statistics on Children's Centres in England||Closed|
|20 February 2020||Liz Truss comments about trade stats (Gold)||Closed|
|20 February 2020||Priti Patel claim regarding migration clampdown statistics||Closed||Letter from Sir David Norgrove to Margaret Greenwood MP|
|19 February||Home Office immigration stats ||Closed|
|11 February 2020||New school clubs statistics||Closed|
|10 February 2020||Clarity and Insight of ONS Productivity reports||Closed|
|6 February 2020||PM claim on rough sleeping at 'People's PMQs'||Closed|
|31 January 2020||DEFRA UK Milk price statistics||Closed|
|27 January 2020||PM Universal Credit Claim at PMQs||Closed|
|22 January 2020||Boris Johnson's claim over Universal Credit in today's PMQs||Closed|
|20 January 2020||DfE Data Sharing Breach||Closed|
|12 January 2020||Higher Education Initial Participation Rate (HEIPR)||Closed||Letter from Ed Humpherson to Neil McIvor, DfE|
|10 January 2020||Availability of National Health Data||Closed|
|8 January 2020||Education statements in PMQs||Closed|
Link to an archive of the Issues Log