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GSS newsletter – May 2020

News | Newsletter

Read the second of our new format, fortnightly GSS newsletters. This one covers: newly published guidance on quality assurance of data sources, remote testing of survey questions and data collection blog posts on rough sleeping statistics and survey non-response rates vacancies – including one to work on the GSS website and social media channels new […]

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What should our future work and culture look like?

Colleagues across the Civil Service have had to make significant changes to the way they work in order to protect the health of themselves, colleagues and the wider public. To help get a better understanding of the impact these changes have had and may have in the future, organisations across the Civil Service are taking […]

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New UN statistics hub launched

News | GSS website

As part of its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the statistics division within the United Nations has launched a new statistics hub. This hub contains useful resources to help National Statistics Agencies (NSAs) ensure the continuity of their work. It also helps to make the data needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic open […]

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Updated guidance on data visualisation

News | Guidance

Today the Government Statistical Service (GSS) Good Practice Team have published their updated guidance “Introduction to data visualisation“. This guidance replaces the original 2017 document “Designing effective tables, graphs and maps” and contains key principles to consider when presenting statistical data. This guidance is intended for producers of official statistics who need to design data […]

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Civil Service networking via a virtual coffee

News | Staff

Standing at over 1,450 participants strong across 28 departments and agencies, Civil Service Coffee Connect randomly pairs colleagues on a monthly basis for an informal chat over a coffee, walk, etc. The initiative aims to break down silos between departments through the identification of synergies between different areas of government. It encourages colleagues to take […]

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New web page for Heads of Profession is now live!

Following requests from various HoPs, we have now put together a webpage that gathers together useful information for statistics HoPs and their deputies. We have linked to it from the homepage (under featured pages) and from the guidance landing page (under featured guidance).  It should also be easy to find using the website search function […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the regulation of statistics

The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has published a new blog post about the regulation of statistics in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes guidance for producers (PDF, 98KB) on issues to consider when making changes to publications and a new policy on rapid assessment (PDF, 115KB).

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