Ed Humpherson attended the Scottish Official Statistics Conference on 6 October 2016, where he spoke about the value of official statistics and the deep commitment which lies at the heart of the Authority’s regulatory work.

The speech focused on whether official statistics can continue to be relevant in a changing world.  With threats to the value of statistics – coming from the misuse of statistics, obsolescence, and poor quality – can official statistics thrive, or are we victims of the art of the lie?