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UK – Office for National Statistics (ONS) prepares the statistical legislation necessary to leave the EU

Will ONS’s programme of statistical products and analysis, both in general and, specifically, with regard to the Census, be affected by the decision to leave the European Union – if and when that ever happens?

The National Statistician, John Pullinger, announced in January the publication of the Statutory Instrument that prepares the UK statistical system for a possible no-deal scenario.

The UK Statistics (Amendment etc.)(EU Exit) Regulations 2019, laid before Parliament on 24 January, revokes a range of EU laws relating to statistics, which currently oblige the UK to undertake specific statistical activity, and to transmit data to Europe.

Read what the impact of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union means for the UK statistical system here.

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