The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of producing a clear and consistent UK-wide picture of people’s lives and the state of the economy. Our statistics on income and earnings are a critical component of this picture, necessary to understand its impact on wages, incomes, and more broadly household finances. Here, Debra Prestwood explains how statistical producers from across the Government Statistical Service (GSS) are coming together to improve the coherence and accessibility of these data.Read more on Strengthening Income and Earnings statistics
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic early last year has had huge impacts on many aspects of our everyday lives,…Read more on Working from home: comparing the data
In the post-Brexit period, official trade statistics are being scrutinised as never before. It’s been noted that the UK figures from the ONS appear to tell a different story from those released by Eurostat, the EU’s own statistical agency. In this post Matt Hughes examines those discrepancies and explains why they don’t mean one side is necessarily wrong.Read more on Trade off: different ways of measuring imports and exports
ONS is at the heart of the effort to ensure high quality data on the topic of COVID-19 vaccines. Our analysis is helping everyone to understand the take up and impact of the UK’s vaccine roll out. Here Esther Sutherland and Jonathan Laszlo guide you through everything you need to know about ONS’s vaccine analysis.Read more on What the ONS can tell you about the COVID-19 Vaccine programme
Since April, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey (CIS) has offered weekly snapshots of the level of the SARS-CoV-2 virus circulating…Read more on Accuracy and confidence: why we trust the data from the COVID-19 infection survey.