In April, the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR), who provide independent regulation of all official statistics produced in the UK, published a review of the quality of HMRC’s official statistics. The review highlights the issues that big operational departments working with administrative data can face with respect to quality and will ring true for other […]Learn more on Office for Statistics Regulation review of the quality of HMRC statistics
The MSc in Data Analytics for Government (MDataGov) is a unique and flexible part-time MSc programme that combines modules in statistics and data science. It aims to build data science capability across government by equipping civil servants with a key set of skills required from a modern government data analyst. It is run as a […]Learn more on New providers for the MSc in Data Analytics for Government – including online distance learning
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 […]Learn more on GSS newsletter – May 2020
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 […]Learn more on What should our future work and culture look like?
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 […]Learn more on New UN statistics hub launched
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 […]Learn more on Updated guidance on data visualisation
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 […]Learn more on Civil Service networking via a virtual coffee
Are you fascinated about data science and analysis and the tools and skills that aid problem solving? Do you love using mathematics to solve problems? Would you like an amazing experience, a great salary and get to go to university as well? The GSS recognises that investing in people and offering high-quality apprenticeships will enable […]Learn more on Apprenticeships in data science and data analysis – applications now open!
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 […]Learn more on New web page for Heads of Profession is now live!
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.Learn more on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the regulation of statistics