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Guidance Notes

Official Statistics

The following document about official statistics provides guidance for non-statistical staff in the Forestry Commission:

Good Practice in the use of Official Statistics

Guidance for producers of Official Statistics within the Forestry Commission, produced in conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is available in Forestry Commission Official Statistics Q & A.

The National Statistician also provides guidance for statisticians and other officials in implementing the principles of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.


These three documents provide information on survey best practice:

Running Statistical Surveys - A Guide to Best Practice provides helpful advice for anyone who is considering running a survey.

Survey Control in the FC outlines the procedures that all parts of the FC are required to comply with when conducting statistical surveys, particularly for surveys of business.

Visitor Monitoring Guidance Notes provides guidance on how to plan and carry out on-site surveys of visitors.

Last updated: 10th March 2018