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ORR compliance with the Code of Practice for Statistics

As a producer of official statistics, ORR must comply with the Code of Practice for Statistics. We have published the statements below to show how we adhere to the Code. Our statistical releases hold National Statistics status since being assessed by the UK Statistics Authority in 2012. Over the seven years since our assessment we have improved the content, presentation and quality of our statistical releases. Therefore in late 2019 we worked with the Office for Statistics Regulation (the regulatory arm of the UK Statistics Authority) to conduct a compliance check to ensure we are still meeting the standards of the Code. A letter was published on 4 November 2019 confirming that ORR’s statistics should continue to be designated as National Statistics. OSR found many positive aspects in the way that we produce and present our statistics and welcomed the range of improvements made since the statistics were last assessed in 2012. OSR identified some areas that we could consider that may enhance the value of the statistics further and we will be working on these over the coming months.


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