In accordance with Principle 2 of the United Kingdom Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice for official statistics, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is publishing a detailed revisions policy which explains our approach to how we will make revisions and inform users of our statistics when they occur.
The VOA aims to avoid the need for unscheduled revisions to publications unless they are absolutely necessary. To this end, we have processes and systems in place to minimise the number of revisions that need to be made.
A “revision” is defined as any change to an official statistic which is in the public domain. This includes printed paper documents, an internet release or by responding directly to a question (eg a Parliamentary Question or Freedom of Information request).
Our policy in handling revisions is to be transparent with users about the need for revisions, when to expect scheduled revisions, and how these will be communicated to users.