Breach of the Code of Practice in relation to official statistics releases

Published: 29 July 2015

We published our official quarterly house price statistics yesterday at 09.30.

Unfortunately, there was a breach of the Code of Practice in relation to this publication due to these statistics being released in error on our website on the afternoon of Monday 27 July 2015. This breach was due to workflow issues within our website management system, which have now been rectified. The breach was noticed immediately and the statistics were removed and republished at the correct time yesterday. Our records show that they were not viewed during the five minutes that they were erroneously on our website.

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