We offer advice and guidance across the public sector. We aim to improve the quality and value for money of statistical outputs and promote best practice. We:

We provide support for the public sector, nationally and internationally, using teams of experts covering different areas of statistical and survey methodology. We offer an advisory service for:

  • methodological advice on production and analysis of data
  • development of surveys or outputs
  • feasibility studies
  • methodological research to answer complex problems
  • quality assurance of methods or outputs
  • cross-cutting reviews of processes and methods across a department’s statistical work
  • evaluation of competing sources
  • health checks before an Office for Statistics Regulation assessment
  • applying the National Statistics Quality and Methods Harmonisation Tool

Work is undertaken on an individual project basis with services charged on a cost recovery basis. For more information please email: mas@ons.gsi.gov.uk