Today the ONS Data Science Campus is celebrating its second anniversary. Tom Smith and Heather Savory take a look back at the last two years and recap some of the exciting innovations and achievements so far.Read more on Looking to the future at the Data Science Campus
It’s that time of year when the ONS updates its famous ‘Basket of Goods and Services’. This time around there’s some notable additions and removals, which once again help to underline changing consumer purchasing behaviour.Read more on Basket of Goods 2019 – measuring inflation and tracking changing consumer trends
Improved access to datasets including those held by other government bodies will allow ONS to advance its mission of providing the UK with better statistics for better decisions. But with new data sharing powers comes a heightened responsibility to protect personal information. As revised policies on the use, management and security of data are published Heather Savory explains how ONS is putting the public interest first.Read more on Looking after and using data for public benefit
Jonathan Athow explains how ONS measures earnings and how there is no easy solution to calculating self-employed income just yet. …Read more on Why is measuring self-employed income so hard?
With the Civil Service Live events over for another year, Owen Abbott, Head of Big Data at ONS explains how his team’s attendance sparked a curiosity around data science.Read more on Civil Servants get lessons in better use of data