Heritage at Risk is an Official Statistic
In April 2009 Historic England was designated by Government as a provider of official statistics. The Heritage at Risk (HAR) statistics produced by Historic England are defined as official statistics.
As a designated provider of official statistics we follow the regulations set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics - Ensuring official statistics serve the public, published by the Office for Statistics Regulation and UK Statistics Authority, when producing and disseminating these statistics.
Historic England response to the Code of Practice for Statistics
Heritage at Risk statistics for 2023 were released on 24 August 2023.
All HAR statistics have been published as a standalone document without any analytical comment from Historic England (PDF only).
A standalone method statement outlining the collection of HAR data is also available on the website.
No journalists or external organisations were given access to the data prior to 24 August 2023.
Access to the data before the publication date within Historic England was limited to those colleagues with direct involvement in the production of the HAR statistics.
In addition, the following staff members at Historic England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) were given access to the HAR data 24 hours prior to release:
- Duncan Wilson (Chief Executive)
- Claudia Kenyatta (Director of Regions)
- Adala Leeson (Head of Socio-Economic Analysis and Evaluation)
- Kath Buxton (Head of Grants)
- Clare Charlesworth (Head of Partnerships)
- Amy Pitts (Director of Communications and Public Engagement)
- Katharine Grice (Communications Director)
- Rosie Ryder (Head of Media)
- Deborah Wall (Head of External Affairs)
- Debbie Hickman (Media Manager with responsibility for HAR)
- Esther Blaine (Public Engagement Manager with responsibility for HAR)
- Six Regional Directors and five Heads of Regions
- Sarah Lasher (Head of Profession for Statistics, DCMS)