As we have discussed before, the pandemic affected how we collected our surveys, and in some cases created bias in…Read more on Carry that weight: Reducing the effects of COVID-19 on the Labour Force Survey
GDP, as an internationally accepted measure of the economy, is often criticised for missing much of what is important – how much work people do for free in their own homes and what impact the economy has on the environment. Richard Heys talks about plans to develop wider measures that go beyond GDP and what they tell us about our changing society and economy.Read more on Getting the right tools – How we are creating wider estimates of GDP
Media reports have suggested there are many more EU nationals in the UK than previously thought. This is due to…Read more on Are there really 6m EU citizens living in the UK?
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of providing the public with coherent and accessible statistics where there are multiple producers. A key part of this is working across the statistical system to ensure that our statistics tell a joined up and coherent story. In this post Debra Prestwood explains the latest work being undertaken across government bodies to ensure that we are drawing together outputs on the same topic to present a single picture.Read more on Public data for Public Good: Making sure official statistics are better joined-up
Over several years the ONS has been transforming the way we produce GDP and wider national accounts figures, introducing better data sources, systems and methods to produce significantly improved estimates of how money flows around the economy. Here Craig McLaren explains why new figures that will be used from the Autumn look a little different to previous estimates.Read more on In the balance – How we are improving our estimates of GDP