Media statements

ONS media statements and letters to the press are published in the Media section of the website. These are generic static pages and are used to provide updates and announcements on release plans and our statistics. Media statements should not be used for releasing new data or analysis.  

The content on these pages is usually also emailed directly to media contacts by the Media Relations Office. 

These are stand-alone, text-only pages but allow related downloads on the right-hand side to publish letters exchanged between the ONS and other government departments. 

Contact if you would like to publish a media statement.

We are constantly improving based on research and best practice. Any significant changes to our guidance are available on the Updates page.