On 21 and 22 February, around 200 delegates gathered in Newport – the home of UK economic statistics – for the inaugural international ONS conference on measuring the modern economy.Read more on Conference report: riding the wave of change
With the next census coming in 2021, Becky Tinsley looks at what the future holds for the nation’s longest-running and largest survey.Read more on It’s the Census… but not as we know it
There are few topics more debated and discussed than migration. Emma Rourke explains how ONS is addressing some big questions about a big issue.Read more on Migration: the ins and outs of the outs and ins.
If this is a ‘post-truth’ era, when was the ‘truth’ era? That was one of the questions posed at a recent panel discussion hosted by the Royal Statistical Society to consider whether we really are in a post-truth world of ‘alternative facts’, and if so what we can do about it.Read more on Official statistics in a “post truth” era
This week the Guardian carried an interesting report on the process of compiling all the prices needed to calculate inflation. Economics Correspondent Katie Allen followed one of 300 price collectors, Brenda Cleaver, who gathers many of the 180,000 prices of 700 items on behalf of ONS.Read more on Guardian profile shines light on inflation foot soldiers