Beyond GDP: what matters to national well-being


Date: 5 Jul 2023 13:00 – 16:00 BST

Location: Royal Statistical Society, Lecture Hall, 12 Errol Street (near the Barbican Centre), London, EC1Y 8LX


The ONS has been reviewing measures on what matters most to well-being in the UK. They will be presenting their findings from their review report, alongside brand new data from their updated set of indicators on how the UK is doing on health, well-being, the environment and other important areas for our quality of life.

The National Statistician Professor Sir Ian Diamond, along with range of experts, will discuss the new findings, with a panel discussion about measuring what matters most to people in the UK.

This event is just the first in a wider seminar series, organised in partnership with the Royal Statistical Society and others, on measuring progress ‘beyond GDP’. The seminar series aims to take a holistic look at UK economic, environmental and social progress, to gain a much broader understanding than that offered by traditional economic metrics alone.

The series will also advance the debate on the future of economic statistics, as set out by the National Statistician at the Royal Society in March 2023.

The event is for a broad audience, including policymakers, strategists, analysts, researchers and campaigners from across the public, academic, charity, business and civil society sectors.


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