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Office for National Statistics (ONS)

the UK government agency responsible for the collection, analysis and publication of economic, social and demographic statistics including the retail price index, national income accounts, balance- of-payments accounts, social trends, labour market data and periodic census of the population and health statistics.

ONS was formed in 1996 from the merger of the Central Statistical Office and the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

the UK government agency responsible for the collection, analysis and publication of economic, social and demographic statistics, including the consumer price index, national income accounts, balance-of-payments accounts, social trends, labour market data and periodic censuses of the population and health statistics.

ONS was formed in 1996 from the merger of the Central Statistical Office and the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.

Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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