Using the power of data to help address homelessness in the UK

The ONS has been involved in an important new initiative bringing together data from across government to better measure and map the factors that influence homelessness. These new indicators will give policy makers a deeper insight into the complexities of this serious social issue. With the launch of a new report and online platform, ONS analysts Rachel McSweeney and Andrea Lacey describe how the project was developed.

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It’s indestructible – but can we always believe in (the UK trade figures with the disaggregated effect of the international trade in non-monetary) GOLD?

Gold, in addition to being a hit song by Spandau Ballet, is widely used as a store of value. London is one of the global centres of trading in this commodity, meaning it is an important business for the UK. For many countries the effect of gold on their trade figures is small, but the prominence of the industry in London means it can have a sizeable impact on the UK’s trade figures.

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Making an impact with Apprenticeships at ONS

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and this year more than one hundred ONS apprentices are learning valuable skills in a whole range of disciplines. Here Alex Lardner shows why it’s a brilliant way to start a career in a fascinating organisation.    

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