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Statistics and Analysis Directorate:
with the National Statistics Code of Practice and Protocols

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is responsible for collecting, compiling, analysing, and disseminating a range of statistics relating to commerce, trade, energy, employment relations, enterprises and industries.

Some are designated as ‘National Statistics’ (NS) produced in accordance with the arrangements set out in the Framework for National Statistics and in line with the principles set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice and its 12 supporting Protocols. The Department is committed to following the NS code of practice and its associated protocols for the NS series it produces and will make its best efforts to comply with them.

Details can be found at these links: to the NS Framework, Code and Protocols:-

A catalogue of all our data products along with those of other government departments, identifying those which have been designated as ‘National Statistics’, can be found at the following address:

We will also make every effort to produce and publish our National Statistics in accordance with the following statements and policies:-.

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

The Release Practices statement has been available for some time. Both it and the additional topic statements listed above may also be found at this web address: