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Opportunity to help charities get meaningful insights from data

It’s the time of year again when you can volunteer for the Analytical Volunteer Programme (AVP)! What is the AVP? The AVP is an annual programme that arranges for government analysts to work in voluntary sector organisations on short-term placements. It provides an excellent opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to benefit from free analytical expertise […]

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GSS newsletter: October 2019

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October’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out today. It includes latest news, blogs, events, vacancies and learning and development updates from across the GSS. Want to subscribe? You can subscribe for the monthly GSS newsletter if you haven’t done so already. Subscribed with .gsi email address? If you already subscribe but […]

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A message from new National Statistician Sir Ian Diamond on his first day

On 6 August my inbox exploded. Messages of congratulations from friends, family, former and future colleagues. I also received seemingly endless requests to meet up and talk. Needless to say that the almost endless opportunities that this role presents expanded even further with each email that I received. As I take up my position as […]

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Changes to measuring respondent burden imposed by statistical surveys across the GSS

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The Code of Practice for Statistics provides producers of official statistics with detailed practices they must commit to. It also provides producers of non-official statistics with a framework they can voluntarily comply with. Within the Code, Practice V5.5 requires producers of statistics to monitor the burden on those providing their information (the respondents). In order […]

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New GSS Quality Statistics in Government guidance launched

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The GSS Quality Statistics in Government guidance has been launched. This guidance was developed by the Best Practice and Impact (BPI) division through consultation with key stakeholders across the GSS. It complements the Quality Statistics in Government training offered by the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Quality Centre. This guidance helps producers of statistics to meet […]

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GSS newsletter: September 2019

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September’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out today. It includes latest news, blogs, events, vacancies and learning and development updates from across the GSS. Want to subscribe? You can subscribe for the monthly GSS newsletter if you haven’t done so already. Subscribed with .gsi email address? If you already subscribe but […]

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GSS newsletter: August 2019

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August’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out today. It includes latest news, blogs, events, vacancies and learning and development updates from across the GSS. Want to subscribe? You can subscribe for the monthly GSS newsletter if you haven’t done so already. Subscribed with .gsi email address? If you already subscribe but […]

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Welcoming our new National Statistician

Her Majesty the Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has appointed Professor Sir Ian Diamond as National Statistician. He succeeds John Pullinger, who stepped down on 30 June. Some of you may know Sir Ian as a former non-executive member of the UK Statistics Authority Board, or from the work he’s done in partnership […]

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