Official statistics

Four of our surveys are designated as official statistics and are published to a regular timetable. 

Official statistics

This means that when we release monthly and annual survey reports, we're required to follow the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (2009), as produced by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). The UKSA has the overall objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. It monitors and reports on all official statistics, and promotes good practice in this area.

In particular, we're required to release data according to a previously published timetable, with pre-release access provided 24 hours ahead of publication to only a small group of individuals:

  • Dipika Ghose - Corporate Content Editor
  • Patricia Yates - Director of Strategy and Communications
  • Tracey Edginton - Head of Media
  • Charlotte Sanders - Senior Press Officer
  • Wilmah Deda - DCMS
  • Phoebe Coleman - DCMS
  • Faye Jackson - DCMS
  • Sheila Pardoe - DCMS

For the group of individuals granted pre-release access for the GBTS and GBDVS please refer to our dedicated survey pages as these can differ from time to time.