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Nigel Hawkes and Rishab Mehan :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 13:41

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Saving money or losing credibility? DCLG does itself no favours

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 28/03/2011 - 17:37

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Fill in the Census form and earn us a packet

Local authorities have been urging people to complete their Census forms, warning them that a failure to do so will cost their local authority millions of pounds in lost grants.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:27

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Shock! Boris Johnson guilty of minor offence

Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, has had his knuckles rapped by the UK Statistics Auth

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 04/02/2011 - 10:39

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I'm not the ref, says Sir Michael

Some tricky footwork by the Government in presenting statistics on sport and on local authority funding has gone unpunished by the regulator.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:54

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Ask a loaded question...

Local authorities strapped for cash are aiming to cut their library budgets, an unpopular but, they say, unavoidable

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 12/01/2010 - 10:29

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LibDems claims seriously overrated

An over-excited intern at the LibDem headquarters has been landed with the blame for a statistical howler picked up by the Guido Fawkes blog.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 21/07/2009 - 16:18

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Bust-up over social housing

The claim by the Equality and Human Rights Commission that there is no evidence that immigrants get favourable access to social housing was based on faulty reasoning.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 23/06/2009 - 16:18

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A Sense of Place: national survey fails to overcome apathy

 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.