Regulation blog

Ed Humpherson, the Director General for Regulation, team members at the Office for Statistics Regulation and other ad-hoc guest authors present think pieces on how the different areas of the statistical system can affect and benefit the public.

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  • Health statistics

    24 March 2017

    In the last few weeks, we’ve made three comments on health statistics... They all show the importance of improving the public value of statistics.

  • Consultation on priorities

    6 March 2017

    Priorities for our 2017/18 Regulatory Work Programme - we welcome your views.

  • Homelessness

    1 February 2017

    Homelessness is an important issue in its own right. It is also an illustration of the concern for public value that underpins the Office for Statistics Regulation.

  • Migration statistics

    19 January 2017

    There are a range of migration-related datasets available across different Government departments. The key to a comprehensive picture lies in bringing these datasets together.

  • Code of Practice Stocktake Report

    14 December 2016

    Today we publish the Code of Practice Stocktake Report. We explored the extent to which the Code could do an even better job as a guide to behaviour.

  • The Office for Statistics Regulation

    24 November 2016

    The purpose of the Office for Statistics Regulation is to enhance public confidence in the trustworthiness, quality and value of statistics.

  • Scottish Official Statistics Conference

    26 October 2016

    I recently attended the Scottish Official Statistics Conference. My speech focused on whether official statistics can continue to be relevant in this changing world.

  • Changes for the Authority’s Regulation function

    5 September 2016

    It is an exciting time for us in the regulatory team of the UK Statistics Authority as we work to enhance our role as the regulator of statistics.

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