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Statistical notice: DCLG quality guidelines

Sets out the guidelines followed in DCLG to ensure that our official and national statistics meet the needs of users.

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This notice sets out the guidelines followed in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to ensure official statistics are produced with sound methods and assured quality. This is a requirement of principle 4 of the code of practice for official statistics on sound methods and assured quality.

The definitions of statistical quality used in DCLG are in line with the European Statistical System’s 6 dimensions and as listed in principle 4 of the code of practice. These are relevance, accuracy, timeliness, accessibility and clarity, comparability and coherence.