Watching the watchdog

The Office for Statistics Regulation held a webinar on its work.

The Office for Statistics Regulation is the regulatory arm of the UK Statistics Authority. During this pandemic, statistics made the headlines. There are numbers from public health surveillance, epidemic models, and grade estimations. The regulator held a public meeting on its work throughout this trying time.

In the year up to 31st March 2021, the regulator considered 323 pieces of casework. That is almost treble the previous year — where it had 109 cases…