The Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 places a statutory requirement on the UK Statistics Authority to promote, monitor and safeguard the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. Our casework function plays an important role in building public confidence in the production and use of official statistics and supports our statutory requirements to operate for the public good. This function is led by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR), the UK Statistics Authority’s regulatory arm. The Annual Review of Casework report presents a summary of casework in a given year, setting out the themes and issues investigated by OSR and the interventions made.
The Authority’s Interventions Policy, updated in May 2021, explains how cases are brought to our attention and the factors we consider in determining whether and how to intervene. In December 2020, OSR published a series of Frequently Asked Questions to provide more information on when and why we intervene in statistical matters, and provide guidance and support for those raising issues with us. This report is produced every year since 2018 to provide transparency around the casework process. Quarterly management information and a weekly Issues Log are also published on the casework pages of the OSR website.
Visit the Office for Statistics Regulation website for an HMTL version of this year’s report and supporting documentation.