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UK Statistics Authority

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 18/03/2010 - 15:22

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Big changes proposed in pre-release access to statistics

Access to statistics before they are released should be sharply curtailed, the UK Statistics Authority has recommended.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 09/03/2010 - 15:30

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The 2011 Census: will the count be complete?

 Worries that the 2011 Census will miss its targets are spelled out in an new assessment report

Mon, 22/02/2010 - 21:49

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Improving public trust in statistics

How do the three major political parties plan to improve public trust in official statistics?

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 04/02/2010 - 17:29

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Conservatives rebuked over crime claims

The Conservative Party has been left scrambling for cover after its use of crime statistics earned it the ire of the UK Statistics Authority.

Nigel Hawkes :: Sun, 31/01/2010 - 15:06

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UK Statistics Authority spells out priorities

 The UK Statistics Authority has issued its pre-election wish-list in a letter from the authority’s Chair, Sir Michael Scholar (pictured), to the leaders of the major political par

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 13/01/2010 - 13:35

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No decline in assault victims admitted to hospital

The latest data on hospital admissions for assault bring little comfort to the Home Office’s Tackling Knives Action Programme, launched in ten areas in June 2008.

Tue, 29/12/2009 - 12:15

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No trust in crime statistics

Unnoticed in the pre-Christmas rush, the UK Statistics Authority has published a report on crime statistics.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 27/10/2009 - 17:53

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Who’s been sleeping in my bed?

Stop bellyaching about the census, Sir Michael Scholar has told Nick Hurd MP, who had complained, inter alia, that it was a licence to snoop into people’s private lives.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 19/10/2009 - 16:32

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Carbon Credits or hot air?

Britain’s reduction in greenhouse gas emissions has been reported by the Government in a way that is likely to mislead, the UK Statistics Authority has concluded.

Helen Joyce :: Thu, 30/07/2009 - 09:01

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Why road casualties don't add up

This week the Statistics Authority published a critical assessment of road casualty statistics.