Office for National Statistics

Basket of Goods 2019 – measuring inflation and tracking changing consumer trends

It’s that time of year when the ONS updates its famous ‘Basket of Goods and Services’. This time around there’s some notable additions and removals, which once again help to underline changing consumer purchasing behaviour.

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Beware the Ides of March? ONS data reveals which month we are really most likely to die in.   

A spate of news stories has claimed that March is one of the ‘deadliest’ months with more deaths occurring over the past five years than in most other months. But as Sarah Caul explains, those numbers don’t quite add up.

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Filling in the gaps: Introducing our new quarterly public policy analysis review

Some recent ground-breaking work from ONS on topics including deaths of homeless people and the impact of migration has been the result of the new ONS centres for Public Policy Analysis. Here, Liz McKeown provides an update on the work of these centres and their achievements so far.

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The young ones: how do young people’s lives now differ from previous generations’?

From the time you start work to getting married and starting a family, how do today’s young people’s lives differ from their parents’ and grandparents’? Iain Bell discusses how ONS has been contributing more insights on the emerging generations, providing better data for policy makers to make the right decisions.

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