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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 visualisations […]

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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 post includes guidance for producers on issues to consider when making changes to publications and a new policy on rapid assessment.

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GSS Newsletter: February 2020

February’s newsletter for the Government Statistical Service (GSS) was sent out last week. It includes 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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Dashboard guidance development – have your say!

News | Guidance

The Good Practice Team have seen an increase in the use of dashboards for sharing statistics. We want to put together some guidance to ensure consistency and good practice across the GSS. To make this guidance useful we are keen to speak to producers and users of dashboards. We want to understand: where dashboards are […]

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