Statistics on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in England (Department for Communities and Local Government)

The official statistics on homelessness produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have the potential to add great value for decision makers but this assessment finds that the presentation of the statistics, as three separate statistical reports with no coherent narrative to draw the statistics together, or to place them in context, diminishes this value. National Statistics status means that the statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and value. The Statutory Homelessness statistics, published as National Statistics, are the most robust of the sets of statistics assessed but in order to retain the National Statistics status, this report requires the statisticians to take some urgent actions, including presenting them in their proper context.


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Ed Humpherson to Sandra Tudor (July 2018)

Letter from Sandra Tudor to Ed Humpherson (June 2018)

Letter from Sir Andrew Dilnot to Rt Hon Greg Clark MP (May 2016)

Letter from Rt Hon Greg Clark MP to Sir Andrew Dilnot (April 2016)

Letter from David Fry to Ed Humpherson (Jan 2016)

 

Statistics on Traveller Caravans (Department of Communities and Local Government)

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request. The report covers the set of statistics reported in Count of Traveller Caravans England (Traveller Caravan Count), produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

 


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Letter from Ed Humpherson to Sandra Tudor

 

English Indices of Deprivation

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request. The report covers the English Indices of Deprivation (IoD), produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) .

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.

English Indices of Deprivation: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics

Statistics on Social Housing Lettings (Department for Communities and Local Government)

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request. The report covers the set of statistics reported in Social Housing Lettings, England (Social Lettings) produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Section 3 of this report adopts an ‘exception reporting’ approach – it includes text only to support the Requirements made to strengthen compliance with the Code and Suggestions made to improve confidence in the production, management and dissemination of these statistics. This abbreviated style of report reflects the Head of Assessment’s consideration of aspects of risk and materiality. The Assessment team nonetheless assessed compliance with all parts of the Code of Practice and has commented on all those in respect of which some remedial action is recommended.

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Assessment Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Head of Assessment.


Statistics on Social Housing Lettings: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics