Statistics and Analysis Directorate:


with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is responsible for collecting, compiling, analysing, and disseminating a range of statistics relating to business, employment relations, enterprises, further and higher education and innovation.

Some are designated as ‘National Statistics’ (NS) produced in accordance with the principles set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The Department is committed to following the code of practice for the NS series it produces and will make its best efforts to comply with them.

Details can be found on the website of the UK Statistics Authority:-

A catalogue of all our NS data products along with those of other government departments, can by found on the UK Statistics Authority's publication hub:

We will also make every effort to produce and publish our National Statistics in accordance with the following statements and policies, available at http://stats.bis.gov.uk/statistics/ :

Customer Service and Complaints
Publication Strategy
Releases Practices
Revisions and Errors
Confidentiality and Access
Data Management

Our statement of compliance with the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008, along with our lists of those receiving pre-release access to BIS releases, can also be found at the website above.

Tim Andrews
Head of Profession for Statistics

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills homepage

Last updated on 25 February, 2010

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