Official and national statistics

Official and national statistics

The Royal Statistical Society is an independent body - we receive no core funding from government. Therefore, we are well positioned to fulfil our aim of ensuring that the statistics produced by the official statistics system remain relevant, are of good quality and are easily found and understood.

One of our key functions in this area is reviewing the production and use of official statistics. We have a long and successful history of engaging with the ONS, the Statistics Authority and other bodies on this, which also then informs our public policy work on the development of official statistics in the UK.

Discussion of UK policy for official statistics takes place through our National Statistics Advisory Group.
Our policy page links to documents showing our work in this area.