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UK Statistics Authority

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 16:45

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Probe to be launched into the appointment of new UKSA chair

Bernard Jenkin MP, who chairs the Public Administration Select Committee, has decided to investigate the process

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 :: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 16:52

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CPI: one size doesn't fit all

The row over inflation measures isn’t about to go away.

Nigel Hawkes :: Sun, 27/02/2011 - 12:18

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Slimmer pickings for new UKSA Chair

Eyebrows will be raised sky-high today by the advertisement in the Sunday Times for a new chair for the UK Statistics Authority to succeed Sir Michael Scholar (pictured) who e

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 26/11/2010 - 15:00

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Don't do it again, DWP told

The Department of Work and Pension has been rapped on the knuckles for “serious deficiencies” over statistical claims about the number of people who have never worked (

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 24/11/2010 - 17:08

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How the DWP bends the rules on statistical data

Ministers in the Department of Work and Pensions have devised a new and cunning way of spinning the statistics in order to make political points.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 21/10/2010 - 11:13

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Mr Maude says no to official statistics changes

The Government has rejected calls from the UK Statistics Authority for changes in the way official statistics are handled.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 06/10/2010 - 14:30

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Census confidentiality robustly defended – but is the law so robust?

The Office for National Statistics and the UK Statistics Authority are prepared to defend the confidentiality of Census information to the limits of the law.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 31/08/2010 - 15:50

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RPI vs CPI: seconds out, round two

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is not getting away unchallenged with his decision to link benefits and pensions to a different inflation measure, mentioned

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 11/08/2010 - 14:29

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Scotland sticks to five days’ pre-release access

The Scottish Government has flatly rejected any change in pre-release access to statistics, describing the arguments of the UK Statistics Authority in favour of such a change as specious.