Regulation of Official Statistics
The standards and procedures section aims to highlight the necessary legislation and procedures that Scottish Government statistics must comply with. These procedures were brought about after the introduction of the Statistics and Registration Services Act.
External Regulatory Body
The UK Statistics Authority
Legislation: Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics Order
Code of Practice for Official Statistics
The Code of Practice is produced by the UK Statistics Authority and contains Principles and Protocols that all statistics must comply with.
Compliance with the Code of Practice
Documentation demonstrating Scottish Government's compliance with the Code of Practice for official statistics is given here
Breaches of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics
All breaches by the Scottish Government are made public here