£10m data science campus to improve public sector information

A new data science campus in Wales will  aim to provide data for the Office for National Statistics, the government has announced. This week’s budget announced more than £10m for the project to create the centre at the ONS’ current office in Newport. The facility will aim to use techniques to change the way data is managed, using techniques including web scraping to provide real time monitoring of the UK economy and labour market. Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock said: “Data is the fuel on which we can make the best and strongest decisions for the public. The very best policies and services are developed around information that’s current, relevant and accessible. “Official statistics shine a light on how our economy is performing, but by doing so inform…

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