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From 1st April 2008, the UK Statistics Authority will be responsible to Parliament for building trust in UK statistics. See for further details or email or telephone +44 (0)845 604 1857.

The Statistics Commission closed on 31 March 2008. The content of this website will be available until early 2013.

Independently advising on official statistics

The Statistics Commission was an independent public body. It was set up in June 2000 to 'help ensure that official statistics are trustworthy and responsive to public needs', to 'give independent, reliable and relevant advice' and by so doing to 'provide an additional safeguard on the quality and integrity' of official statistics. It operated openly and independently, with all its papers normally available publicly. As well as carrying out research and publishing reports, the Commission investigated and responded to specific public concerns about official statistics and worked with government departments to improve understanding of user needs and the governance of statistical services more generally.

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