Population

New ONS Centres to focus on the public policy issues that matter

As well as producing the nation’s most important statistics, the Office for National Statistics is also focusing on filling evidence gaps and producing incisive analysis that illuminates the key policy challenges of the age. Here Liz McKeown reveals how five new ONS Centres – each focusing on a key policy area – will help provide the evidence to inform better decisions.  

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What do the latest migration numbers show?

The latest ONS figures show a small decline in net migration. It’s due mainly to a large fall in EU net migration with fewer EU citizens coming here to work. But as Jay Lindop explains you don’t have to look back too far to see when migration last looked like this.

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