We published new guidance on writing statistical bulletins.
We added more detail to our guidance on financial quarters in our section on dates.
We added guidance to use the GOV.UK country register for the correct British English names for countries on our language and spelling page.
We added new guidance to Words to watch, explaining that we should use the word “Brexit”, not “EU exit”.
We added a new example to our guidance on apostrophes.
We have added additional guidance on using brackets.
We have added guidance on writing sources for charts and images.
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.
PDF download updated to incorporate all the recent changes.
We have added more detailed guidance about writing your quality information in a statistical bulletin.
We have made some updates to the UK, Great Britain and Ireland page, including providing a link to our list of countries and regions.
We have provided a Word template for structuring a statistical bulletin.
We have added more examples to the list of acronyms that don’t need spelling out.
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.
We have updated the race and ethnicity definition.
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.
PDF download updated to include new data visualisation guidance
New guidance added
We are currently updating the PDF to include this new data visualisation section and it will be available soon.
New guidance added
Offline version of style guide added because of user feedback