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Don’t Stop Believin’

Blog | GSS Blog

The Connected Open Government Statistics (COGS), GSS Data project in old money, has started its new ‘Journey’ this month and we wanted to update on what has happened and what we are doing over the next few months. We fought hard over the Summer to ensure the project continues and, although it was tough we’ve […]

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Celebrating success at the GSS awards 2019

Blog | GSS conference

The awards ceremony for the first annual GSS awards took place at the GSS conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday 1 October. Presented by Deputy National Statistician Iain Bell, the awards celebrated the excellent work being done across the GSS. This was the first GSS conference held in Scotland and to celebrate attendees were led into […]

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Surely there’s no ethics in mathematics?

Blog | Quality in statistics

Mathematical work can sometimes seem detached from the real world. The abstractness of statistics and datasets often mask the ways in which they can eventually be used – and misused. But for many of us, the maths that we do is not just for fun; we are producing real results, that will be used by […]

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Mango at the GSS conference

Blog | GSS conference

Here at Mango we are very much looking forward to our involvement in the upcoming GSS conference. Our decision to take part as the main sponsor follows our long involvement in government statistics, working closely with government departments to make sure the latest in technology and approaches can be used in what is critical work […]

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Sharing our knowledge

Blog | GSS Blog

Have you ever done some work or spent time trying to fix a problem, only to find later that someone else already had a solution? Or spoken to someone about something you thought they wouldn’t know about, but happened to have some advice or a useful contact to help you? The Government Statistical Service (GSS) […]

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How we listened to users to improve housing and planning statistics

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Housing statistics are central to government and are developed across many government departments as well as the devolved administrations. The statistics are used for developing policy on topics such as social housing stock, homelessness and housebuilding. They are very important and have far reaching impacts. In 2017, the Office for Statistics Regulation published a cross-government […]

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Statistical responsibilities in the Cabinet Office

Blog | Code of practice, Blog | GSS Blog

Statisticians in Cabinet Office work in various teams and on a wide variety of activities that range from publishing National Statistics bulletins to producing evidence and analysis in support of key departmental policy priorities. But perhaps the most obvious glue that helps bind us statisticians together is the Code of Practice for Statistics. Whilst this sets out the […]

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The GSS Conference venue team talk food

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The countdown is well and truly on for the GSS conference 2019 in Edinburgh. The Venue team of the GSS conference committee visited the Sheraton Grand Hotel for a second time in June to decide on the delicious courses that will be served at the conference dinner. This year’s conference venue is a lovely hotel […]

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