Code of Practice for Statistics

Statistics are the foundation of our society. They support the decisions we make everyday and are the lifeblood of democratic debate. At the Office for Statistics Regulation, we set the standards for government statistics in accordance to our Code of Practice for Statistics.
The Code sets the standards that producers of official statistics should commit to. Producers of other statistics and data can also commit to the Code through voluntary application (VA) to help them produce analytical outputs that are high quality, useful for supporting decisions, and well respected.
See more about the Code of Practice for Statistics and Voluntary Application

Our Annual Voluntary Application Award rewards excellence in the voluntary application of the pillars of the Trustworthiness, Quality and Value of the Code of Practice.

The award is given by Office for Statistics Regulation, in partnership with the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). Civil Service World is the media partner for the award.

Entrants will need to demonstrate how they meet each of the following criteria:

  • A stated commitment to applying TQV in producing and sharing their information
  • Examples of how TQV have been applied to innovate or improve their information or processes
  • A demonstration of how public value has been enhanced by their application of the pillars

Entries for the 2020 award are now closed. We will announce when we start taking entries for 2021 on this page and on our Twitter feed.