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Statements and stances taken by the Office for National Statistics


Economics at ONS: Increasing Openness, Improving Capability 15 December 2015

Government Major Projects Portfolio for Office for National Statistics 25 June 2015

Improvements to Average Weekly Earnings 24 June 2015

Investors in People Silver Award 24 June 2015

ONS statement on 2014 GDP annual growth 12 June 2015

Update on Construction Price and Cost Indices Development 29 May 2015

Heather Savory and Jonathan Athow appointed as Directors General at ONS 17 March 2015

Transfer of Construction Price and Cost Indices from BIS to ONS 13 March 2015

Note on TUC blog: ‘ONS now say that nominal pay growth is 2 not 4 per cent for those in continuous employment – with real pay stagnating’ 11 March 2015

Blue and Pink Books 2015 statement 26 February 2015

The inclusion of voluntary illegal activities in the National Accounts 08 January 2015


ONS Statement in response to the UK Statistics Authority's decision to remove National Statistics status from the BIS Construction Industry Price Indicators 11 December 2014

Correction of expenditure data in the ONS Overseas Travel and Tourism statistical bulletin 13 November 2014

Correction Announcement for Public Sector Finances 15 October 2014

Development of House Price Statistics - August 2014 announcement 19 August 2014

Statement by the Office for National Statistics in response to the Resolution Foundation report "All accounted for; the case for an 'all worker' earnings measure" 10 July 2014

Statement by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): The Wealth and Assets Survey 03 July 2014

Government Major Projects Portfolio Data for Office for National Statistics, 2014  23 May 2014

ONS statement on UKSA Assessment reports on Short-term economic output indicators produced by the Office for National Statistics 03 March 2014

ONS Statement by Glen Watson on Legatum Institute 'Well-being and Policy' report 21 March 2014

ONS urges caution on zero-hours estimates 10 March 2014

Home Office comments on Census releases 24 February 2014

Inclusion of certain illegal activities in the National Accounts 10 February 2014

Response to public consultation on statistical products 10 February 2014

Statement on crime statistics from Glen Watson 15 January 2014

Statement by Glen Watson, Director General of the Office for National Statistics (ONS), on the letter from the Governor of the Bank of England to Andrew Tyrie MP 08 January 2014


Statement on Experimental Regional GVA data 19 December 2013

Statement on ONS marriage and divorce statistics consultation 12 December 2013

Announcement of Public Sector Finance Statistics 17th December 2013 06 December 2013

ONS response to the Statistics Authority review: Issuing ONS market sensitive statistics at 09:30 29 October 2013

Statement in response to comments by Chris Williamson of Markit Economic Research on the UK 'productivity puzzle' 23 October 2013

Census consultation: future provision of population statistics 23 September 2013

ONS consultation on savings from outputs 02 September 2013

Announcement of the NSQR on the National Accounts 20 August 2013

Statement on the differences between Office for National Statistics and Ministry of Justice figures on adoptions 18 July 2013

Development of House Price Statistics 16 July 2013

ONS responds to media speculation on the future of statistical outputs, 11 July 2013

Announcement on the unavailability of Balance of Payments and United Kingdom Economic Accounts geography, 26 June 2013

Announcement of Changes to New Orders in the Construction Industry, 24 June 2013

Announcement on the changes to the Business Investment release on 27th June 2013, 20 June 2013 

ONS Response to Statistics Authority Review of the Asset Purchase Facility, 12 June 2013

Government Major Projects Portfolio Data for Office for National Statistics, 2013, 24 May 2013

Treatment in Official Statistics of the Cash Transfers from the Bank of England Asset Purchase Facility to HM Treasury

Improvements to ONS website 08 February 2013

Statement of the Members of the European Statistical System on recent developments concerning ELSTAT in Greece, 14 February 2013

Statement on reporting of crime survey findings , 8 February 2013

Impact of CPI deflation on pre 1997 GDP estimates, 5 February 2013


Quality assurance of ONS outputs, 19 December 2012

Announcement: Responses to the Consultation on the Value of Natural Capital in the UK, 13 December 2012

Operational note: Timetable for options for improving the RPI consultation, 11 December 2012

Clarification note from Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) on earnings data for Scotland, 26 October 2012

National Statistician to seek users' views on the Retail Prices Index (107.8 Kb Pdf) , 18 September 2012

Glen Watson has been appointed Director General, 15 August 2012

Economic position of households Q1 2012, 1 August 2012

Quarterly National Accounts and UK Economic Accounts Q1 2012 publications correction, 30 July 2012

UK Trade May 2012 Publication, 3 July 2012

Differences between Office for National Statistics and Ministry of Justice figures on divorces, 28 June 2012

ONS use of interim contractors, 23 May 2012

ONS policy on special events, 3 May 2012

ONS publication policy on ad hoc media requests, 5 April 2012

Volume Index of Capital Services - Estimates to 2010 suspension, 4 April 2012

Director General announces retirement, 14 March 2012

Unemployment by ethnicity story in The Guardian - 10 March 2012, 12 March 2012

2011 Capital Stocks and Capital Consumption Publication not released, 1 March 2012

'Population Census: a message to everyone - act now' Email Scam, 27 January 2012

ONS announces new Director roles and responsibilities, 23 January 2012

ONS response to data request from the Daily Mail, 23 January 2012 


Website Update: further apology for some user issues, 11 December 2011

ONS Time-Use Surveys - how people spend their time, 29 September 2011

National Accounts publication timetable, 29 September 2011

New ONS Website: apology for some user issues, 19 September 2011

ONS statement about hacking allegations from LulzSec, 21 July 2011

Speech by Stephen Penneck to the Royal Society on making better use of public data, 8 June 2011

ONS London office moves from Myddelton Street, Islington to Drummond Gate, Pimlico, 16 May 2011

Statements 2007 to 2010

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