ONS

Basket of Goods 2019 – measuring inflation and tracking changing consumer trends

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

Filling in the gaps: Introducing our new quarterly public policy analysis review

Some recent ground-breaking work from ONS on topics including deaths of homeless people and the impact of migration has been the result of the new ONS centres for Public Policy Analysis. Here, Liz McKeown provides an update on the work of these centres and their achievements so far.

Read more on Filling in the gaps: Introducing our new quarterly public policy analysis review

Looking after and using data for public benefit

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