What is the Code of Practice for Statistics? How is it used? Why is it needed?

This summer, we will be taking a closer look at the Code and explaining why it matters through a series of blogs and case studies looking at the pillars of trustworthiness, quality and value.

The Code of Practice for Statistics sets the standards that producers of official statistics should commit to.

The Code benefits all of us, as users and citizens. Compliance with the Code gives confidence that published government statistics have public value, are high quality, and are produced by people and organisations that are trustworthy.

Our first blog in the series is written by OSR’s Head of Policy and Standards, Penny Babb who looks at trustworthiness, and how producers of statistics need to earn trust.