Measuring the full economic impact of Covid-19 is a key challenge for the ONS. Some have questioned why the decline we’ve identified in UK GDP is greater than that being reported by other G7economies. Rob Kent-Smith explains the differing trends and measurement practices that have led to this apparent gap.Read more on Minding the Gap: Why has UK GDP fallen so sharply in the pandemic?
In mid-November 2020, a new variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in the UK. For several weeks afterwards the…Read more on Understanding the ‘UK’ variant: How the ONS is monitoring the new strain of Covid-19.
On Monday we published a short blog on the linkages between the labour market statistics and estimates of population here. But there has also been interest in how our statistics describing the labour market fit together. Here Debra Leaker looks at the different figures the ONS publishes and the picture they paint.Read more on Painting the full picture: what our statistics tell us about the labour market
The Office for National Statistics is working to assess the impact of the pandemic on the UK population. Crucial to this will be understanding how international migration has changed over the past 12 months. Becca Briggs, David Freeman and Rich Pereira explain how the ONS is meeting the challenge and what that means for our population, migration and labour market statistics.Read more on Understanding the impact of Covid-19 on UK population
With concerns over increasing risks to children during lockdown, it’s as important as ever that data is available on the…Read more on How could a new survey help us understand the scale and nature of child abuse?