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Code of Practice for Statistics

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Breach of the Code

A breach is caused when an organisation producing official statistics fails to meet the standards outlined in the Code of Practice for Statistics. If a breach occurs, please complete the Breach Report Template and submit it to the National Statistician by emailing

Voluntary application of the Code

If you have a question about voluntary application the Code, please contact Penny Babb in the Policy and Standards team at the Office for Statistics Regulation by emailing

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