News headlines this month proclaimed the UK has ‘narrowly avoided recession’. In ‘Recessions, GDP and Beyond’, the latest episode of our ‘Statistically Speaking’ podcast, we decode the ‘r’ word and explain why this sometimes misleading term is one the ONS is often cautious to avoid.Read more on The ‘R’ Word: What exactly is a ‘recession’ anyway?
In an uncertain world, how is public data helping us to tackle complex and cross-cutting issues in society?
This is just one question we answer in the latest episode of Statistically Speaking, as we take a closer look at an aspect of the ONS’s work that is less well-known but arguably just as important. Joining Miles for this episode are Jason Yaxley, Director of ONS’ Integrated Data Programme; Bill South, Deputy Director of the Research Services and Data Access division at ONS; and Dr. Becky Arnold, award winning researcher from Keele University.Read more on Boosting the UK’s research capabilities to help solve the challenges of the day
It has been another momentous year for the Office for National Statistics. National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond, joins Miles in…Read more on PODCAST: The Year in Review
Our population is growing and most of us can expect to live longer lives. But are we actually healthier, or…Read more on The role of public data in diagnosing the nation’s health
Just as the nature of crime evolves, so must the data sources we rely on to capture its true nature and extent. If you’ve listened to the media you may have got the impression that overall crime in England and Wales is at record levels, but do the statistics back that up, or has crime actually been falling? Or is it the case that the nature of crime has simply changed over the last few decades, meaning we’re now more likely to be targeted online than in the streets?Read more on Understanding the impact of crime on society through data