[IDG53500] Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Why share information with the Office for National Statistics?
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK Statistics Authority's executive office. Disclosures may be made to either ONS or the UK Statistics Authority depending on who is specified in the relevant legal gateway.
On 1 April 2008, the UK Statistics Authority took over the responsibilities of the ONS as well as the statistical functions of the Registrar General. It has powers to produce statistics, provide statistical services and promote statistical research.
Under the governance of the UK Statistics Authority, ONS produces a wide range of economic and social statistics and leads the UK government's statistical services.