Policy

Statistics aren't just numbers. Statistics have the potential to improve people's lives. The numbers we produce from real-life data help to shape the important debates in today's society and economy. They provide the key evidence on which government policies and a multitude of everyday decisions are based. 

Covid-19 Task Force

The Royal Statistical Society's Covid-19 Task Force channels our collective statistical expertise in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Working Group on Diagnostic Tests

A short-term Working Group to provide for statistical evidence on in vitro diagnostic tests that are used for analysis or control of infectious diseases. 

Our Data Manifesto

The Manifesto gives ten recommendations on how the UK government can improve data for policymaking, democracy and for the prosperity of society as a whole

Policy submissions and reports

Our recent policy reports, consultation responses and other RSS contributions on education, official statistics and data in the public interest.

RSS policy groups/Get in touch

The RSS has several expert groups that focus on the Society’s policy work in the specific areas of education, national statistics and academic affairs.

Price indices and the measurement of inflation

Details of our work on price indices and the measurement of inflation.