The UK Data Service has recently launched the Changing Perceptions Challenge, a competition aimed at sixth form and college students. The competition was dreamt up by Data Impact Fellow, Ben Brindle, and here he explains where the idea came from and how students will benefit from taking part.
Data Impact blog
Category: Business, Trade and Economy
Rhys Davies explores how he uncovered problems with official UK government figures on trade union presence and coverage – and how the government recognised and corrected the error.
Oliver Exton, one of our Data Impact Fellows, explores how uncertainty over Brexit is affecting firms which export.
Professor Donald Hirsch has recently worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the Minimum Income Standard. That research used the English Housing Survey among other datasets. In this blog, he examines how current measures for inflation don’t always reflect costs of living.
Oliver Exton is one of our UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017. Oliver is an ESRC funded PhD student in Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge whose research focuses on firms and workers in international trade. In this blog, he explores the potential impacts of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on exports by UK firms.