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Working as a BBC consultant statistician

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Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be accepted on the BBC News secondment programme. I packed up my GSS Good Practice Advisor belongings, left ONS Newport and set off for the bright lights of New Broadcasting House in central London. This meant relocating to London for the summer and moving in with my […]

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GangStaS Data RAP

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A view point on how initiatives happening across the GSS can do great things together but it’s also a lesson that we need to do better in raising awareness of the things we are doing.

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Working together to improve housing statistics

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Statistics on housing and planning are vital across the UK. In May, the Deputy National Statistician for Population and Public Policy, Iain Bell, published a blog that set out a strategic programme and five key areas to improve the evidence base on housing. Following on from Iain’s blog, today’s update is intended to provide you […]

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GPT – the land of opportunity

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So, at the end of August, my time in the Good Practice Team (GPT) will come to an end, as I take on a new opportunity with the ONS Data Science Campus. I joined GPT 2 years ago as the team’s Business Manager, initially a bit apprehensive about what I might expect. I needn’t have […]

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Analyse this!

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The idea to develop the analysis function originally came from the Cabinet Office, from Sir Jeremy Heywood and John Manzoni. They challenged the analyst community to become more visible, and for our analysis to inform decisions on key issues like Brexit and the security of our nation.

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