Fundamental to good government; delivery of public       services; decision making in all sectors of society.Why    Provid...
Principles                          Protocols    Principle 1:                   Principle 5:Meeting user needs            ...
Principles 1-4                     The production, management and dissemination of    Principle 1:                     off...
Principles 5-8  Principle 5:    Private information about individual persons (including                  bodies corporate)...
Protocols                           Effective user engagement is fundamental both to trust       Protocol 1:              ...
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United Kingdom Statistics Authority Code of Practice. Summary

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Statutory Statistical

  1. 1. Fundamental to good government; delivery of public services; decision making in all sectors of society.Why Provides a window on society and the economy, and on the work and performance of government. Apply Code of Practice so that :the range of official statistics meets the needs of users; Statistics areWhat produced, managed and disseminated to high standards. statistics are well explained. Observance of Code by all public bodies that produceWho official statistics and that provision is trustworthy and trusted. Code will need interpretation and professional judgement. Exemptions to practices but not principles.How Managerial Separation for statistics producers. Powers from Statistics and registrations Act 2007.
  2. 2. Principles Protocols Principle 1: Principle 5:Meeting user needs Confidentiality Protocol 1: 5 Practices 6 Practices User engagement 7 Practices Principle 2: Principle 6: Impartiality and Proportionate burden objectivity 5 Practices 9 Practices Protocol 2: Release practices 9 Practices Principle 3: Principle 7: Integrity Resources 7 Practices 7 Practices Protocol 3: Use of admin sources Principle 4: Principle 8: for statistical purposesSound methods and Frankness and 5 Practices assured quality accessibility 7 Practices 7 Practices 74 Practices
  3. 3. Principles 1-4 The production, management and dissemination of Principle 1: official statistics should meet the requirements ofMeeting user needs 5 Practices informed decision-making by government, public services, business, researchers and the public Principle 2: Official statistics, and information about statistical Impartiality and processes, should be managed impartially and objectivity objectively. 9 Practices At all stages in the production, management and Principle 3: dissemination of official statistics, the public interest Integrity 7 Practices should prevail over organisational, political or personal interests. Principle 4: Statistical methods should be consistent with scientificSound methods and principles and internationally recognised best practices, assured quality and be fully documented. Quality should be monitored and 7 Practices assured taking account of internationally agreed practices.
  4. 4. Principles 5-8 Principle 5: Private information about individual persons (including bodies corporate) compiled in the production of officialConfidentiality 6 Practices statistics is confidential, and should be used for statistical purposes only. Principle 6: The cost burden on data suppliers should not beProportionate excessive and should be assessed relative to the benefits burden arising from the use of the statistics. 5 Practices Principle 7: The resources made available for statistical activities should be sufficient to meet the requirements of this Resources 7 Practices Code and should be used efficiently and effectively. Principle 8: Official statistics, accompanied by full and frankFrankness and commentary, should be readily accessible to all users. accessibility 7 Practices
  5. 5. Protocols Effective user engagement is fundamental both to trust Protocol 1: in statistics and securing maximum public value. This User engagement 7 Practices Protocol draws together the relevant practices set out elsewhere in the Code and expands on the requirements in relation to consultation. Statistical reports should be released into the public Protocol 2: domain in an orderly manner that promotes public Release practices 9 Practices confidence and gives equal access to all, subject to relevant legislation. Protocol 3: Administrative sources should be fully exploited for Use of admin sources statistical purposes, subject to adherence to appropriatefor statistical purposes safeguards. 5 Practices

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