18 December 2020
The Royal Statistical Society announces its Statistics of the Year for 2020
25 November 2020
RSS comments on Chancellor’s announcement regarding the Retail Price Index
21 October 2020
New partnership with The Alan Turing Institute and Royal Statistical Society to support Joint Biosecurity Centre COVID-19 response
24 September 2020
Royal Statistical Society to review lack of statistical evidence around diagnostic tests.
11 September 2020
Letter from the RSS Covid-19 Task Force to the Times regarding concerns over the government’s ‘moonshot’ testing plans.
18 August 2020
RSS comments on announcement of OSR review into exam statistical models.
14 August 2020
RSS letter to the Ed Humpherson - request for a review of the models and processes used by qualifications regulators
7 August 2020
Letter from the RSS Covid-19 Task Force to the Guardian regarding data transparency
23 July 2020
Professional standards to be set for data science
The RSS along with other learned societies is establishing industry-wide professional standards for data science
28 April 2020
The Royal Statistical Society appoints new Chief Executive
Announcement of the appointment of Stian Westlake as the new RSS Chief Executive
23 December 2019
The Royal Statistical Society announces its Statistics of the Decade
19 December 2019
The Royal Statistical Society announces its Statistics of the Year for 2019
6 August 2019
The Royal Statistical Society comments on the appointment of the new National Statistician
Hetan Shah comments on the appointment of the new National Statistician
11 July 2019
Winners announced at the 2019 RSS Statistical Excellence Awards
The RSS celebrated the fantastic work that had been done with statistics and data in 2018. Watch the awards ceremony here.
11 April 2019
Gender pay gap reporting is great in principle but ‘flawed in practice’ says Royal Statistical Society, as it unveils its 10 key recommendations
The RSS’s recommendations to improve gender pay gap reporting
6 March 2019
RSS response to dame Shirley Pearce teaching excellence framework review (PDF)
Royal Statistical Society: “Thousands of students are being misled by statistically unreliable and untrustworthy university rankings system”.
17 January 2019
RPI Response (PDF)
The RSS responds to the House of Lords report on ‘Measuring Inflation’.
10 January 2019
Launch Of Journalism And Official Statistics Awards (PDF)
Nominations for 2019 are open.
18 December 2018
Statistics Of The Year Announcement (PDF)
The RSS announces 2018’s Statistics of the Year.
20 October 2018
Zachary Macauley Plaque (PDF)
The RSS is pleased to unveil a plaque in London, UK commemorating abolitionist and statistician Zachary Macaulay.
19 December 2017
RSS welcomes first estimates of new household cost indices (PDF)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) today published its first preliminary estimates for the experimental Household Cost Indices (HCIs), in a move welcomed by the RSS.
18 December 2017
The Royal Statistical Society announces Statistic Of The Year 2017 (PDF)
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is pleased to unveil its first ever UK Statistic of the Year and International Statistic of the Year, for 2017. Judges also commended five other runners up.
22 November 2017
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) comments on the announcement in the budget of the creation of a new centre for data ethics and innovation” (PDF)
22 November 2017
The Royal Statistical Society comments on the Chancellor Budget Announcement for maths education (PDF)
The Royal Statistical Society welcomes the Chancellor's announcement, in today's Budget, of a £600 incentive for schools for each student who decides to take up Maths or Further Maths A-levels or Core Maths, as recommended in the Smith Review.
19 October 2017
RSS and ICCA law guide to be launched tomorrow for European statistics day (PDF)
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) have created a joint guide on statistics and probability for advocates to aid their understanding in the use of statistical evidence in courts and tribunals.
20 July 2017
The Royal Statistical Society welcomes the smith review on post-16 maths education (PDF)
The Royal Statistical Society welcomes the publication of the report of Professor Sir Adrian Smith’s review of post-16 mathematics. The RSS is encouraged by the immediate response from the Government, and calls for prompt consideration of further, substantial recommendations.
15 June 2017
Press release on ONS decision to end pre-release access to official statistics (PDF)
Following a successful RSS campaign, we welcome the Office for National Statistics’ decision to end pre-release access to the statistics they produce.
20 January 2017
RSS comments on provisional appointment of new UKSA chair (PDF)
The RSS comments on the provisional appointment of Sir David Norgrove as the new Chair of the UK Statistics Authority.