Rhian Murphy explains how the move online for the Retail Sales Inquiry (RSI) survey has already brought early benefits. The…Read more on Moving to online data collection
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?
Earlier this year we shared news about the Retail Sales Inquiry (RSI) – the monthly national survey of shops and shopping – moving to digital data collection. ONS is transforming the way it collects data, improving the speed and quality of the information while reducing the burden on respondents. Here, Jason Bradbury reflects on the achievements and challenges of the journey so far.Read more on Our digital journey: moving to electronic questionnaires
With the Civil Service Live events over for another year, Owen Abbott, Head of Big Data at ONS explains how his team’s attendance sparked a curiosity around data science.Read more on Civil Servants get lessons in better use of data
With complex international trade negotiations in prospect for the UK, Jonathan Athow explains how ONS is addressing the asymmetries in global trade statistics.Read more on Measuring trade – why does the world seem to import more than it exports?