The Office for National Statistics (ONS), as the UK’s largest producer of official statistics, continues to proactively support the open data agenda both by activities within ONS and within the wider GSS community.
ONS approach to open data (70.5 Kb Pdf)
We are committed to releasing data in a way which will allow maximum re-use of information. We prepare and publish these data in a way which is consistent with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and which does not compromise our legal obligation to protect the confidentiality of individuals.
Publishing ad hoc statistical data and analysis requested by specific users policy (57.4 Kb Pdf)
ONS collects and brings together datasets of individuals and businesses. As part of our commitment to further research and the open data agenda, we have made arrangements for these data to be made available to users.