The UK Statistics Authority was established on 1 April 2008 to promote and safeguard the quality of official statistics across the UK. It is an independent body, with powers to monitor and report on all official statistics, and to assess all statistics that are branded as National Statistics. All National Statistics publications are announced in the Release calendar. Further information is available on the UK Statistics Authority website.
The UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics was published on 6 January 2009. This replaced the National Statistics Code of Practice and accompanying protocols. Use the links on the left to find out more about how we implement the Code of Practice.