What is a headline release?

A headline release is a short page, published alongside a dataset. It includes headline findings, alongside essential methodology and caveats for users.

Headline releases should be used when there is: 

  • limited interest or value in the topic area for users and stakeholder
  • no evidence to suggest users are regularly engaging with more than the first 500 words of a full bulletin
  • little to say about the data from one release to the next
  • limited capacity to publish a full bulletin each month