Regulation blog

This is a blog by Ed Humpherson, the Director General for Regulation, team members at the Office for Statistics Regulation and other ad-hoc guest authors.

Which COVID-19 deaths figures should I be looking at?

Every day we see figures for number of COVID-19 deaths in the UK quoted in the media, but what do these mean, and which figures should we pay most attention…

OSR in 2021

2020 was a year in which statistics and data were at the centre of public life. We became a nation of armchair epidemiologists. There’s no sign that this will change…

Ground truth

Do statistics provide a sort of ground truth, anchoring our perceptions of the world? Last year I was invited to participate in a conference on digital innovation in mental health,…