This weekend the clocks go forward in the UK as we sacrifice an hour of sleep in the morning for an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. ONS has been exploring the link between how we spend our time and our personal well-being. As Chris Payne happily explains, it’s a case of less work and more play.Read more on Time for a change?
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?
Nigel Henretty reveals how ONS is experimenting by tapping into linked and open data to establish average monthly rent prices for small areas.Read more on Web data affords desirable view of local rents
“If we have selected you at random, we need you to fill in the survey to help the randomness do its work.” Jonathan Athow explains a principle that lies at the heart of good statistics.Read more on The beauty of randomness
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