Breaches of principles, or associated protocols, within the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (which came into effect from January 2009) occur in situations where non-observance of the Code was not approved in advance by the National Statistician or Head of Profession (Chief Statistician or Registrar General in Scotland). An example would be a deliberate, or inadvertent, ‘leak’ to the press.
If a breach to the Code of Practice for Official Statistics occurs then a report is submitted to the UK Statistics Authority. These breach reports are provided below:
Prior to January 2009 our statistics were produced according to the National Statistics Code of Practice.