26/10/2017

We have introduced the Hemingway Editor tool, included “recession” in the Words to watch section, updated the guidance for describing a file download and clarified the use of quotation marks for longer passages of speech.

13/09/2017

We have provided further clarification on the writing of numbers and updated the PDF download.

24/07/2017

PDF download updated to incorporate all the recent changes.

21/07/2017

We have provided clarification on the use of “to” rather than a hyphen in number spans and added some guidance on number rounding.

21/06/2017

We have provided details of the other style guides and dictionary we refer to and provided some guidance on writing references.

12/05/2017

We have updated the guidance on using “ONS”, added a section about classifications and updated the PDF version.

08/05/2017

We have added more detailed guidance about writing your quality information in a statistical bulletin.

27/04/2017

We have made some updates to the UK, Great Britain and Ireland page, including providing a link to our list of countries and regions.

04/04/2017

We have provided a Word template for structuring a statistical bulletin.

30/03/2017

We have updated the guidance on writing numbers and financial years. The PDF download has also been updated.

07/02/2017

We have added more examples to the list of acronyms that don’t need spelling out.

19/12/2016

We have updated abbreviations to explain writing out again in full for each section. We have also added an exception to the compound modifier explanation in dashes and hyphens.

26/04/2016

We have updated the race and ethnicity definition.

10/11/2015

Following user testing and feedback we have re-named the “Data visualisation” category “Charts, tables and colours”. We have also rearranged the layout in this section to better meet user needs.

04/08/2015

PDF download updated to include new data visualisation guidance

23/06/2015

Data visualisation

New guidance added

We are currently updating the PDF to include this new data visualisation section and it will be available soon.

25/03/2015

Editing and proofreading

New guidance added

PDF download
Offline version of style guide added because of user feedback