The Office for National Statistics has been awarded the ‘Cyber Resilience Innovation of the Year’ award. This award recognises the steps ONS takes to enable external researchers to access detailed and unpublished data while protecting the confidentiality of personal information.Read more
Miles Fletcher reveals how ONS expertise helped the UK’s national news broadcasters to make their election coverage data-rich and statistically accurate.Read more
The 2021 Census will be the UK’s first predominantly online census. For future decades ONS is exploring the possibility of a Census based on linking together administrative data supported by survey information.
Becky Tinsley on how ONS is refining its approach to gathering and using administrative data – information people have already supplied to other government bodies – to produce census-type outputs.Read more
Experimental statistics from ONS have suggested that only three UK regions generate more in taxes than they receive in public spending. The data has caused a stir in the media with headlines proclaiming that London and its surrounding regions are effectively ‘subsidising’ the rest . Jonathan Athow explains how the figures were calculated and how ONS is looking to develop and improve them.Read more
Preparations are well underway for the 2021 Census with a major test exercise now being carried out. Ben Humberstone reflects on the journey to-date.Read more