Today the ONS has published new GDP figures including numerous improvements to our data sources and methods. Craig McLaren talks about the years of work that have led to this point and how these are the best set of GDP figures yet produced.Read more on Moving up a gear – how new methods and sources have transformed GDP
The policy response to the pandemic required ONS to record and measure lots of new types of economic activity, such as the test, trace and vaccination programmes. Philip Wales looks at how we are ensuring their impact on the economy will be properly measured.Read more on Keeping track of the testing, tracing and vaccination programmes: How we’re including the pandemic response in GDP
Sir Ian Diamond, the National Statistician, talks about the publication of the Report of the Inclusive Data Taskforce today that…Read more on Ensuring everyone is counted in UK data and evidence
For the first time in four decades life expectancy for men in the UK has fallen. But what does that…Read more on Has the Coronavirus pandemic caused life expectancy in the UK to fall?
The ONS has worked at speed to help inform the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. But producing reliable estimates…Read more on How common is long COVID? That depends on how you measure it