Media reports have suggested that half a trillion pounds of UK-held foreign assets have gone ‘missing’, leaving the country ‘poorer’ as a result. But how fair is this interpretation of the latest data? Jonathan Athow explains the true position.Read more on Has £500 billion really gone missing?
When it comes to UK exports, London sells financial services and the rest of the country does manufactured goods, right? Wrong. New work from ONS shows what services the countries and regions of the UK are selling in international markets. James Harris explains.Read more on Revealing the exports map of Britain – what ONS is learning about international trade in services
On 14 September 2007, Northern Rock became the first UK bank in 150 years to suffer a bank run. This is typically seen as the first sign of the Global Financial Crisis beginning to unfold in the UK. As we approach the tenth anniversary of this landmark moment, ONS has published analysis of its new ‘Flow of Funds’ data showing just how the risks built up in the run-up to the crisis. Richard Campbell explains…Read more on Understanding financial crises – What we know and what we’re doing
Jonathan Athow explains how ONS measures earnings and how there is no easy solution to calculating self-employed income just yet. …Read more on Why is measuring self-employed income so hard?
Alison Adams explains how ONS is leading the way in developing a degree level apprenticeship – based data science qualification….Read more on Apprenticeships at ONS – Taking data science opportunities to the next level