There are few topics more debated and discussed than migration. Emma Rourke explains how ONS is addressing some big questions about a big issue.
ONS statistics are relied on by central and local government, businesses and individuals to make important decisions and plan for the future. To make sure they remain accurate and relevant, we need to gather timely and detailed information that captures the whole economy and the fortunes of businesses large and small. Now we want to give businesses more of a say in how our systems are designed.Read more
If this is a ‘post-truth’ era, when was the ‘truth’ era? That was one of the questions posed at a recent panel discussion hosted by the Royal Statistical Society to consider whether we really are in a post-truth world of ‘alternative facts’, and if so what we can do about it.Read more
This week the Guardian carried an interesting report on the process of compiling all the prices needed to calculate inflation. Economics Correspondent Katie Allen followed one of 300 price collectors, Brenda Cleaver, who gathers many of the 180,000 prices of 700 items on behalf of ONS.Read more
If you have missed the government drive to increase apprentices across all sectors and industries then you may have missed the slogan “get in, go far”. Gareth Clancy explains how you can get in and go far as an apprentice at the Office for National Statistics.Read more
In an era when ‘national treasures’ come and go, it’s rare to find something that’s earned the public’s trust and affection generation after generation. But every 10 years, residents in England and Wales take the time to participate in the census. Ian Cope explains how we’re already planning for 2021.Read more