Transforming GDP: next steps on the journey  

The ONS has announced further plans to improve and transform the production of GDP and the wider National Accounts over the next few years. The changes will offer a clearer and more detailed picture of an increasingly digital UK economy than has been possible until now.

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‘Shining a light on society’ – innovating to answer big policy questions

Award-winning work on homelessness, world-leading progress in measuring sustainable development and the transformation of the UK’s migration estimates are just three current projects in ONS Public Policy Analysis.  They show how the ONS is uniquely placed to harness the potential of new data sources and answer important questions facing Britain today.

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Local jobs for local people? How the ONS keeps abreast of shifting employment patterns

The monthly UK employment figures are among the most closely-watched indicators of the nation’s economic health.  But behind the headline figures, the Office for National Statistics also gathers a wealth of local employment data that offer valuable insight into the everchanging nature and distribution of jobs. David Freeman sets out what’s available, how we gather it, and looks forward to some new and even more detailed statistics to come.       

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