A new cross-government policy initiative aims to tackle the ‘burning injustice’ of disability discrimination. To support this ambition ONS has pledged to develop a new data dashboard, bringing the key data into one location where the disparities affecting disabled people can be easily interpreted and monitored. Here, Helen Colvin discusses the project and invites interested parties to help in its development.Read more on Ending a ‘burning injustice’: How the ONS will inform the drive against disability discrimination
New insights on the scale of childhood bereavement, the jobs at risk of automation and how inequality is affecting life expectancy have all come from ONS Public Policy Analysis this year. Following the publishing of the second edition of our quarterly review, Liz McKeown looks back on some of these findings and discusses how you can also input to this review.Read more on New public policy analysis quarterly review published: The year so far
No longer will stats users looking for insight on public sector efficiency have to consult multiple data sets from different government bodies. Sophie Davies unveils the new ONS Public Service Data Dashboards.Read more on Don’t dash off – check out our Public Service Data Dashboards!
Since 2001, the number of cancer diagnoses in England has increased from 234,362 to 305,683 in 2017. Currently one in two of us born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. However, there is some good news. Sarah Caul takes a look at the bigger picture behind cancer statistics.Read more on Are there more people diagnosed with cancer?
Across government we’re working to highlight how statistics can best shine a light on society’s evolving questions about housing and planning in the UK. Debra Prestwood outlines the priorities for the coming year and explains how we’re putting users at the heart of our work.Read more on Strengthening Our Housing and Planning Statistics