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Government Statistical Service (GSS) is a community for all civil servants working in the collection, production and communication of official statistics.

The Government Statistical Service (GSS) is one of the Civil Service Professions. It is a decentralised professional community spread across most UK government departments and devolved administrations. Headed by the National Statistician, the GSS produces National Statistics and other official statistics, analysis, interpretation and provides statistical advice to improve understanding and help decision-making.

The GSS collects, analyses and disseminates official statistics in order to meet the needs of government, business, and the public for trusted, authoritative, relevant and timely statistics, and related analysis and advice.

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