Statistics for the Public Good – The UK Statistics Authority’s new 5-year strategy was launched Thursday 16 July 2020 following a period of drastic change across the statistical system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sir David Norgrove, chair of the authority, recaps the work that has gone on so far before outlining the principles of the strategy and how they will ensure public statistics can continue to improve into the future.
The Office for National Statistics and its predecessors have long charted the lives of the British: our jobs, home lives…Read more
Statistics on the number of business creations and closures are important indicators of the health of the economy. However, the different measures of creation and closure can paint a complex picture. Josh Martin describes some new ways we’re measuring this important metric to support understanding of the longer-run impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.Read more
The ONS has undertaken a series of research projects to replace the number of rooms question on Census 2021 with…Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has put the adult social care sector under the spotlight and the Office for National Statistics has responded to demand for trustworthy, high quality insight on the impacts of COVID-19 by providing analysis using new data sources. To further improve data sharing and fill gaps in evidence for this sector, the ONS is introducing steps to improve social care statistics. Sophie John explains more.Read more
Even in the early stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we were asked how the UK’s death toll compares to…Read more