Correspondence between BSC and ONS on the methodology of COVID-19

We contacted the Deputy Director for the COVID-19 Infection Survey and Head of Strategic Development for COVID-19 Infection Survey at ONS in order to address our concern, that larger households may be overrepresented in the COVID-19 Infection Survey sample and that the incidence of COVID-19 infections in the population may be overestimated. To see the [...]

RSS public meeting

Royal Statistical Society will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, 28th of June 2022, to discuss “Measuring Inflation as Households See It – Developing the Household Costs Index”. Click here to see the details.

Inflation Rate Polling

Opinium Research have conducted a special project on behalf of Better Statistics for tomorrow’s Seminar on Inflation. Please download InflationTables for the results. A summary report will be available soon.

The Better Statistics Advisory Group 

The Better Statistics Advisory Group reflects a diversity of engagement within and across British commercial and business life.  The group consists of six insightful professionals who value the quality of statistics and data and their potential impact on decision-making, and who offer robust advice. Members are provided with the opportunity to see and critique the […]

The public launch of Better Statistics CIC

The public launch of Better Statistics CIC will be held on 17th November at the Methodist Hall, Westminster – full details will be published shortly.

“Why is measuring the digital economy so difficult when everything is stored as data?”

This brief write up of the seminar (full seminar here) presented by David Nguyen of ESCoE and NIESR at the Office of National Statistics London office on 14th January 2020 was prepared by Tony Dent of the Campaign for Better Business Statistics. Although well attended by ONS staff employed in the London Office, there were […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This epic spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood provides a metaphor for the crisis of capitalism as described by Brunko Milanovic in his recent article “The Crisis of Capitalism is not the one Europeans think it is”[1]. Milanovic explains how, whatever the apparent weaknesses of capitalism, it has become the unrivalled economic mode for mankind’s activities.  […]

CMR Sponsors Meeting on the Gig-economy

In late October 2019, well before we had the UK General Election thrust upon us, CMR in conjunction with LibDems in Business (a support group of business people associated with the LibDems) held an informative, innovative and interesting event at the Lady Violet Rooms within the National Liberal Club Whitehall London. Economists, statisticians, business owners, [...]