The coronavirus pandemic and government instructions to limit social contact have had a significant impact on patterns of crime. But,…Read more on Understanding the impact of the pandemic on levels of crime in England and Wales
Ahead of the COP 26 summit, a new UK climate change statistics portal has been launched. It’s an accessible one-stop shop for statistics on climate change and related topics, including drivers like energy use and emissions levels, giving clear, accessible and accurate information.Read more on New UK climate change portal to inform understanding and decision-making
Many of the UK’s key indicators have seen dramatic movements as a result of the pandemic, making it hard to…Read more on Are we earning more now? Measuring real wage growth during the pandemic
In recent years there has been a debate raging about what should be included within trade flows and what should not. As well as the ongoing discussion around flows in the gold market, recently the spotlight has turned to whether crypto currencies, such as Bitcoin, should be included within headline trade figures. Richard Heys explains where the ONS sits in this debate.Read more on The devil is in the detail: where to include gold and crypto-currencies in our statistics
Despite the increasing digitalisation of the economy, the construction sector remains as a central part of economy, providing homes, infrastructure and much employment. In this post John Allcoat surveys the recent drivers of output, new orders and productivity and the challenges currently facing the sector.Read more on How has UK construction performed over the pandemic?