Meeting the challenge of measuring the economy through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The developing Covid-19 pandemic has led to new challenges for us, such as how to collect information with many shops closed, businesses ceasing to trade and no interviewers to knock on doors. The situation continues to evolve, and even now, the economy is operating very differently to how it did just a matter of weeks ago. Jonathan Athow explains how we are addressing some of the known – and the new – challenges, including highlighting how we will be collecting and publishing some of our key indicators in the weeks and months ahead.

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New insights into life under lockdown

Over the past month, the ONS has been producing information about how society and the economy are being affected during the coronavirus pandemic. Here Iain Bell shares some of the latest insights gained from thousands of individuals and businesses across the country who are sharing their experiences with us.

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