The board oversees the Office for National Statistics, following the "independence" which it obtained from ministers in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

- Michael Scholar

In July 2007, Sir Michael Scholar was nominated by the government to be the three-day-a-week non-executive chairman of the Statistics Board which, with the intention of re-establishing faith in the integrity of government statistics, was to take on statutory responsibility for oversight of UK statistics in April 2008 and oversee the Office for National Statistics; also having a duty to assess all UK government statistics.

- Office for National Statistics

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UK Statistics Authority

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The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA, Awdurdod Ystadegau'r DU) is a non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for oversight of the Office for National Statistics, maintaining a national code of practice for official statistics, and accrediting statistics that comply with the Code as National Statistics.

In July 2007, Sir Michael Scholar was nominated by the government to be the three-day-a-week non-executive chairman of the Statistics Board which, to re-establish faith in the integrity of government statistics, has statutory responsibility for oversight of UK government statistics and of the Office for National Statistics.

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007

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Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which established the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA).

Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which established the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA).

Sir Michael Scholar was appointed as the first Chair of the UKSA.

The National Statistician has an office to support them, the Office for National Statistics.