UK Statistics Authority Annual Report
The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 requires the UK Statistics Authority to publish each financial year a report on what it has done and found during the year, plans for the coming year, and to lay a report before the UK Parliament and the devolved legislatures.
This report describes the work carried out during the last financial year on those official statistics that have been designated as 'National Statistics'.
It is a high-level assessment that compares performance against plans. It allows stakeholders to assess how well National Statistics are meeting their overall aims and objectives.
UK Statistics Authority Programme of Assessment
Alongside monitoring the production and publication of official statistics, one of the Authority's statutory functions is to prepare, adopt and publish a Code of Practice for Statistics - in consultation with others as appropriate - setting out the standards that the Statistics Authority expects official statistics to meet.
The Statistics Authority also determines whether official statistics comply with the Code and, if so, designates them with the quality mark 'National Statistics'.
The process of determining compliance with the Code and designation as National Statistics is known as 'Assessment' and a three-year programme of assessments is published o the Statistics Authority's website.
The history of the UK Statistical System
Links to, and copies of, each of the key documents which have contributed to the historical development of the UK statistical system are available on the UK Statistics Authority's website.