Guidance about Assessment

Statistics are designated as National Statistics through the Assessment process. This page contains guidance about assessment and designation.

We are currently reviewing this page to bring the material up to date with the latest Code of Practice for Statistics and to support better learning and understanding about Code compliance.

The Assessment process

We have developed guidance for producers about the assessment and compliance check process to ensure that all official statistics meet the standards of Trustworthiness, Quality and Value.

Assessment and Compliance Checks producer guidance (July 2020)

Self-evaluation against the Code – helpful materials

This section provides links to some of our previous documentation that may help you in complying with the Code and evaluating your own compliance. Other guidance is also available at the policy store on the Analysis Function website.

Code of Practice

Administrative Data and Official Statistics (including Toolkit and Case Studies)

Official Statistics, Performance Measures and Targets

OSR Guidance