This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act requires all statistics currently designated as National Statistics to be assessed against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics . The report covers the statistical bulletin Retail Sales and the publication Retail Sales – Business Monitor SDM284 (Business Monitor), produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Associated correspondence: Statistics on Retail Sales: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics