Posts by Iain Bell

How ONS plans to provide new analysis on the core issues facing our society

The ONS’ Population and Public Policy team has delivered many new insights over the past two years on the key issues facing our society today. Here, Deputy National Statistician Iain Bell reflects on some of the progress made and sets out his priorities for the coming months, which includes important work on towns and cities, further analysis of our ageing population and the continued modernisation of surveys.

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The young ones: how do young people’s lives now differ from previous generations’?

From the time you start work to getting married and starting a family, how do today’s young people’s lives differ from their parents’ and grandparents’? Iain Bell discusses how ONS has been contributing more insights on the emerging generations, providing better data for policy makers to make the right decisions.

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Crime statistics – what’s next?

ONS has been working on a “step change” in its presentation of the crime statistics for England and Wales.  As Iain Bell explains,  the new approach  emphasises clear explanation of the latest trends using the best possible source of information on each type of crime.    

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