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Lies, damned lies and favourite stats - competition

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Via BBC - Royal statistical society looking for entries for a competition


"To celebrate the power of numbers to shine a light on fake news and bogus claims, the Royal Statistical Society runs a competition for the best statistic of the year.

They want people to send in the stat that captures the zeitgeist of 2018, or in some way reveals something surprising or powerful - a hitherto unseen truth."


I imagine the HPC massive have a good few "favourite" lies in stats when it comes to the UK housing market and economy?

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Iain Mulheirn's preposterous contention that there isn't a housing shortage because household formation hasn't kept up with projected demand.

Except his notional housing surplus quickly becomes a deficit when you compare the number of UK homes to the number of family units rather than households, and take into account the unprecedented number of Britons under the age of 40 still living with their parents. When other factors such as homelessness, illegal subletting and geography are considered it's obvious that Greater London is suffering from an acute housing shortage on a scale not seen since the end of WWII.


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Where is the chart showing the increase in price of new builds since introduction of HTB...despite the Comical Ali style denials...??

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