Posts by Debra Prestwood

Leaving no one behind

As part of our drive to ensure UK statistics reflect the experiences of everyone in society, we have today published a detailed plan on how we will collectively improve the inclusivity of UK data and evidence so that no one is left behind.  Debra Prestwood describes some of the improvements we can expect to see in the coming months. 

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Working to improve housing, planning and homelessness statistics across the UK

House building in Bristol

High quality housing, planning and homelessness statistics are key areas of focus for governments across the four nations of the UK and their citizens. There is a need for a greater understanding of housing affordability, levels of homelessness and housing stock. Debra Prestwood explains the continuing collaboration the ONS is leading across the Government Statistical Service (GSS) to improve statistics in these areas.

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Public data for Public Good: Making sure official statistics are better joined-up

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of providing the public with coherent and accessible statistics where there are multiple producers. A key part of this is working across the statistical system to ensure that our statistics tell a joined up and coherent story.  In this post Debra Prestwood explains the latest work being undertaken across government bodies to ensure that we are drawing together outputs on the same topic to present a single picture.

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