Official and National Statistics Policies

Official Statistics Policy

Our Official Statistics Policy includes information on conditions producers must meet, and information on the format of published statistics.

National Statistics Policy

Our National Statistics Policy contains information on how National Statistics should be presented, and answers common questions such as on how National Statistics designation applies to other types of statistical outputs, transferring statistical production from one body to another, and removing or suspending National Statistics designation.

Experimental Statistics

This page explains what Experimental Statistics are, what producers should do to remove the label of experimental statistics, and provides links to regulatory guidance about experimental statistics.


If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or if you have a query we haven’t covered, please contact Penny Babb, Head of Policy and Standards, by emailing