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Modernising a survey which has been running for over 50 years

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The National Travel Survey (NTS) is considered a world-leading and gold-standard travel survey, with governments from many other countries using the NTS as a template for their own travel surveys. It has been running for over 50 years which is great as it captures long term trends, but modern travel trends are evolving fast (Uber […]

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Strengthening our housing and planning statistics

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Housing and planning statistics play a vital role in helping to inform decision-making of all kinds across the UK. In January I blogged about the progress made in joining up statisticians across departments and the devolved administrations – both at an operational and strategic level. I reflected on the balance between driving forward improvements whilst […]

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Harmonisation: The Beach Boys were onto something

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If anyone knew the power of harmonisation, they did. Harmonisation is an often misunderstood and sometimes underappreciated idea. People often think it is just about getting everyone to use exactly the same definitions and concepts in their statistics. Some think it’s just about adding emotional impact to a melody. But these are just two aspects […]

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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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