Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 13/09/2011 - 16:07

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Chancellor urged to think again about pre-release access

The prospect of retirement from the UK Statistics Authority (see previous post) does not seem to have diminished Sir Michal Scholar’s willingness to lock horns with ministers.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 08:14

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Whoops! Treasury presses the wrong button

The Treasury accidentally released market-sensitive statistics to 400 people on May 16, the UK Statistics Authority has disclosed.

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 :: 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 :: 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 :: Mon, 19/07/2010 - 13:13

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The case of the missing COINS

In line with a promise made before the election, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchquer, made available on 4 June the Treasury’s COINS database.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 14/07/2010 - 10:23

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OBR blunders breach the code

The Office of Budget Responsibility, already in political trouble over changes to unemployment statistics that favoured the Government, could also face charges that it breached the Code of Practi

Tue, 08/12/2009 - 09:48

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The big data giveaway

The Government is planning a big data giveaway in an attempt to encourage new ventures based on innovative ways of using it.