Charlie Bean calls for ‘culture changes’ at ONS in final statistics report

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Charlie Bean gives final assessment on the state of the UK's statistics

The UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) needs to undergo a "culture change" in order to "fully capture all the activity of the economy", stresses a report by Charlie Bean, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, published today (March 11).

In July 2015, George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, commissioned an independent review of UK economic statistics, designed to assess the effectiveness of the ONS in delivering statistical information.

There was a "general" perception

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