Bean calls for overhaul of UK statistics

Charlie Bean

The production of statistics in the UK is still plagued by a wide range of issues and should be overhauled, according to a critical report by former Bank of England deputy governor Charlie Bean, published today (December 2).

The report, which specifically examines economic statistics, calls on the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) to take a more modern outlook, as it is falling behind its peers in other countries in many areas. Better IT, use of new data sources and the recruitment of

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