Credit where it's due. A House of Commons committee plans to ask the Government Office for Science on what evidence policies are based.
Radio 4’s flagship, the Today programme, has fallen for a common misrepresentation of the gap in pay between men and women.
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.
The Taxpayers' Alliance, an estimable body which seeks out waste and tries to prevent it, is vexed by Whitehall's taxi bill. It's £8 million a year, apparently. Mathew Elliot, the alliance's chief executive, calls this "excessive".
Government spending is set to rise to 50 per cent of GDP in 2010-11, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. In 2007-08 it was 41.1 per cent.
Four out of five people are satisfied with their local area as a place to live, a new survey published today by the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) has found. But issues about how the survey was designed and carried out, together with an embarrassingly low response rate to some questions, suggest we shouldn’t attach too much importance to the findings.
Civitas has published a report by Mervyn Stone, Emeritus Professor of Statistics at University College London accusing the Government of "sidelining honesty and truth" in major poli
Hilary Benn, the Environment Minister, deserves credit for promising an end to sell-by and best-before dates.
Playing fields are safe with us, the Government claims. But the arithmetic behind its claim may not be as simple as it seems.
It asserts that while 10,000 playing fields were sold off for development under the Conservatives between 1979 and 1997, only 192 have been sold since.
THE bid to stregthen the UK's creaking system to measuring migration needs stronger management, says the Statistics Authority in a new report.