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Retail Sales, April 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a statistical bulletin on Retail Sales, April 2013. Highlights from the ONS: Users are reminded that the figures contained within this release are estimates produced from a monthly survey of 5,000 retailers in Great Britain. Unless otherwise stated, the estimates in this release are seasonally adjusted. In

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Latest on the labour market – May 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released a short video giving an overview of the Latest on the labour market – May 2013. More detailed information is available on the ONS Labour Market pages. Data and analysis for Hampshire are also available on Hampshire County Council’s Facts and Figures pages.

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Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q1 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published Internet Access Quarterly Update, Q1 2013 Key points At Q1 2013, 43.5 million adults (86%) in the UK had used the Internet. 7.1 million adults (14%) had never used the Internet. Men (88%) were more likely to be Internet users than women (84%). By region, London had the

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Shakespeare review of public sector information

The Department for Business, Innovation &  Skills has shared the Shakespeare review: an independent review of public sector information. More information is available in an article on GOV.UK, and the report is available to preview and download below.      

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Live and forecast traffic for motorways and major A-roads

The Highways Agency has shared a beta page for Traffic Map, which shows live and forecast traffic conditions for England’s motorways and major A-roads. Options incude: Speed Journey Impact Speed vs forecast Auto refresh The Highways Agency welcomes comments and suggestions via its Feedback Form.  

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Research in to use of hashtags on Twitter

The University of Portsmouth (UoP) has shared a research paper in to the use of hashtags on Twitter. In a press release, Dr Mohamed Gaber (@mmmgaber on Twitter) of UoP said: A hashtag is like a virtual filing system. Users who get their filing in order from the outset will improve their Twitter presence Strong

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The Economy – International Comparisons

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published: The Economy – International Comparisons Key Points The economy is a key consideration when attempting to measure National Well-being and comparing the relative performance of different countries is an important aspect In international comparisons of household income the UK has dropped  from 5th place in 2005 to 12th place in

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Regional Household Income, Spring 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published Regional Household Income, Spring 2013. Full details are on the ONS web site Regional Gross Disposable Household Income, 2011 – Interactive Map Regional Gross Disposable Household Income, 2011 – Interactive Motion Charts Video Summary: Analysis of Regional GDHI 2011 Regional Gross Disposable Household Income, 2011 Reference tables (7)  

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Producer Price Index, March 2013

The Office for National Statistics has published: Producer Price Index, March 2013. Full details are available on the ONS web site. Key points In the year to March the output price index for goods produced by UK manufacturers (factory gate prices) rose 2.0%, compared with a rise of 2.3% in the year to February. Between February

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Consumer Price Inflation, March 2013

The Office for National Statistics has published: Consumer Price Inflation, March 2013. Full details are available on the ONS web site. Key points The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 2.8% in the year to March 2013, unchanged from February. The contributions to change in the CPI from the various detailed categories were relatively small compared

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