This site has been archived. The work goes on at Full Fact.

In the News

Mon 16th Nov 2009

Pi Apple icon

Is life getting better?

The Statistics User Forum is organising a conference on The Measurement of Progress this Thursday, 19 November. Among the highlights will be presentations on alternative measures of wellbeing, such as those outlined in the Sarkozy Commission that reported in September, and the OECD-led Global Project on Measuring Progress. 

Read More

Wed 7th Oct 2009

Pi Apple icon

Social Housing: no comment, says UKSA

The UK Statistics Authority has turned down the chance of getting involved in the row between the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and the think-tank Civitas.

Read More

Mon 21st Sep 2009

Pi Apple icon

Straight Statistics joins Twitter

Calling all Twitter users: Straight Statistics now has a Twitter page.

Read More

Thu 20th Aug 2009

Pi Apple icon

Missed opportunity to estimate hidden CJD

Coroners are refusing to carry out tests during post-mortems that would enable a better estimate to be made of the number of people carrying vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease.

Read More

Mon 17th Aug 2009

Pi Apple icon
Image

Call for more H1N1 data

An Edinburgh GP has joined those asking for better data to be collected on swine flu. In a letter to BMJ (339, p359, August 11).

Read More

Thu 6th Aug 2009

Pi Apple icon
Image

New National Statistician appointed

Jil Matheson has been appointed as the new National Statistician, succeeding Dame Karen Dunnell.

Read More

Thu 30th Jul 2009

Pi Apple icon

Not enough detail yet on H1N1

Yesterday Sheila Bird pinpointed on this website the key questions that needed answering about swine flu in the

Read More

Tue 28th Jul 2009

Pi Apple icon
Image

Road injuries are undercounted

Road traffic casulaties are under-reported, says the Statistics Authority in a new assessment of the data collected by police officers and reported by the Department for Transport.

Read More

Fri 17th Jul 2009

Pi Apple icon

Perception of crime

Interesting article today in The Independent by Amol Rajan about why the perception of crime and its reality remain far apart. Crime falls, but the perception of crime doesn't.

Read More

Thu 9th Jul 2009

Pi Apple icon

Alcohol-related deaths

Sure enough, at least three newspapers - the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, and Metro - today run the old news about alcohol-related deaths, pumped out by the Conservatives and commented upon here.

Read More