Deaths are falling quickest in over-80s in England and Wales, ONS statistics show

Over-80s Covid deaths have fallen by more than 90 per cent since the peak of the second wave in England and Wales, official figures revealed today in another promising sign the vaccines roll-out is beating the virus. Office for National Statistics data showed 379 fatalities were linked to the virus in this age group in … Read more

Covid UK: Higher levels of loneliness in urban areas during pandemic, says ONS

People in cities and towns are more likely to have felt lonely during the Covid-19 crisis than their countryside counterparts, official statistics reveal Office for National Statistics data show rising levels of loneliness during Covid Levels of loneliness tended to be greater in urban areas than the countryside Areas with higher rates of unemployment tended … Read more

Around 1.1MILLION Britons have ‘long Covid’, ONS figures show

Around 1.1million Brits claim to have suffered ‘long Covid’ since the pandemic began, according to the largest study of its kind. And 70,000 people say they have battled fatigue and other crippling symptoms for a over a year.  Middle-aged women who worked in healthcare, lived in deprived areas and had pre-existing conditions were most likely … Read more

How many people are STILL furloughed in your area? ONS map reveals the areas where most are off work

How many people are STILL furloughed in your area? ONS map reveals the areas of the UK where most people have been off work in the latest lockdown By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 11:12 BST, 30 March 2021 | Updated: 11:24 BST, 30 March 2021 A new interactive map sheds new light … Read more

ONS says ‘mass exodus’ of EU workers during pandemic may have been exaggerated was close to 7%

Claims of a ‘mass exodus’ of EU workers from UK during the pandemic may have been exaggerated says the ONS, as it finds the number employed by British firms has only fallen 7 per cent By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 12:17 GMT, 24 March 2021 | Updated: 14:57 GMT, 24 March 2021 … Read more

ONS: House prices fell slightly in January 2021

Property prices dropped on a monthly basis for the first time in half a year in January, according to official figures. The average house price was £249,309, a drop of 0.5 per cent compared to December 2020 when the figure hit a record high of £251,500. However, values have increased hugely over the past year, … Read more

Covid Europe: UK had highest excess death toll after first wave, interactive ONS map shows

Britain had the highest excess death toll in Europe last summer after the first wave, a study by the Office for National Statistics revealed today. The ONS report found the UK suffered 6.7 per cent more deaths than normal from the start of 2020 to the week ending June 26. Spain had the second-highest level (5.9 … Read more

Britain had the highest excess death toll in Europe after the first wave, ONS study reveals

Britain had the highest excess death toll in Europe last summer after the first wave, a study by the Office for National Statistics revealed today. The ONS report found the UK suffered 6.7 per cent more deaths than normal from the start of 2020 to the week ending June 26. Spain had the second-highest level (5.9 … Read more

Hand sanitiser added to ONS inflation shopping basket

Hand sanitiser and home workout gear are added to basket for calculating inflation as watchdog makes changes for Covid fallout The Office for National Statistics has now updated its inflation shopping basket Items used to measure changes in the cost of living now include hand sanitiser  Home workout gear and smart watches also added after … Read more

Teachers are NOT more at risk of catching Covid, ONS data finds

Teachers are no more likely to catch coronavirus than their peers, an official report has confirmed amid concerns about schools reopening next week. The Office for National Statistics study of 120 schools in England at the start of the second wave found similar rates of Covid antibodies among school staff and the general public.  About 14.6 … Read more