UK Statistics Authority
- aka UKSA
- UK Statistics Authority
- Non-ministerial department which reports directly to the UK Parliament.
Formally, the UK Statistics Authority has two main functions: oversight of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), replacing the oversight role previously performed by HM Treasury ministers; and independent monitoring and assessment of official statistics, maintaining a Code of Practice for Official Statistics and accrediting Code-compliant statistics as 'National Statistics'.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
- Office for National Statistics
- https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus, https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance
We are the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and its recognised national statistical institute. We are responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. We also conduct the census in England and Wales every 10 years.
Government Statistical Service
- Government Statistical Service
The GSS is a cross-government network, spread across a whole range of public bodies, including components of the devolved administrations and UK government departments. Led by the National Statistician, it includes statisticians, researchers, economists, analysts, operational delivery staff, IT specialists and other supporting roles. The GSS community works together to provide the statistical evidence base required by decision-makers, publishing around 2,000 sets of statistics each year, and providing professional advice and analysis to decision-makers. ONS has an important role at the heart of the GSS, providing guidance, support, standards and training.