Experimental statistics from ONS have suggested that only three UK regions generate more in taxes than they receive in public spending. The data has caused a stir in the media with headlines proclaiming that London and its surrounding regions are effectively ‘subsidising’ the rest . Jonathan Athow explains how the figures were calculated and how ONS is looking to develop and improve them.Read more on The wealth of regions – measuring the UK’s tax and spending imbalance
Evidence suggests income inequality has been flat or falling in recent years. But that’s contrary to many people’s perceptions. So what’s going on here?Read more on Inequality: are we measuring the right things?
Jonathan Athow explains the reason behind the latest changes and why CPIH is the most comprehensive measure of inflation.Read more on Measuring inflation – what’s changed and why?
Jonathan Athow writes about including owner occupier housing costs in consumer price inflation and explains why ONS has decided…Read more on Including owner occupier housing costs in measures of inflation
Jonathan Athow explains how hard data from government and business is helping ONS to produce better economic statistics. The ONS produces a…Read more on Tapping into new data sources