The UK Data Service is a new initiative which offers a single access point to a wide range of social and economic data. The new body came into existence at the end of last year and its visible face, the website, went live this month.
Nobody can have missed recent ’England, a nation of secret binge drinkers?’ headlines spawned by new research ‘How is alcohol consumption affected if we account for under-reporting? A hypothetical scenario’. Everyone, it seems, was shocked that 40-60% of the alcohol we buy is not included in the amount we say we drink.