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The National Statistics standard

The term 'National Statistics' is an accreditation quality mark which stands for a range of qualities such as relevance, integrity, quality, accessibility, value for money and freedom from political influence.

Data deemed to be National Statistics provide an up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful description of the UK's economy and society.

They comply with the professional principles and standards set out in a statistical code of practice - the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice.

Quality is central to National Statistics. The quality of our principal statistical outputs, and the methods used to compile them, are reviewed on a regular basis.

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