Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority

This year marks 10 years since Parliament created the UK Statistics Authority to promote, improve and safeguard official statistics across the UK.

During this time, statistics have maintained and enhanced trust: enabling people to make decisions about the world: for businesses, on where and how to invest, and which markets to develop; for individuals, on where to live and where to send children to schools; and for communities, on how to improve the quality of local life.

There are however many challenges to maintaining public trust, with new data sources, new media and other tensions.

Join us to hear from Ed Humpherson, DG Regulation at the Office for statistics Regulation, to find out how these components come together, find out about the new Code of practice for statistics, plans to extend its reach and adoption beyond existing audiences and maintain the highest integrity of statistics for the next generation.


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  • About the speaker
    Ed is the UK Statistics Authority’s principal adviser on the assessment and reassessment of official statistics and their compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. He took up the post of Director General for Regulation in January 2014. Prior to joining the Authority, Ed was a Board Member and Executive Leader for Economic Affairs at the National Audit Office. This role included responsibility for the overall strategic direction of NAO’s work on economic affairs.