by Roger Blitz, leisure industries correspondent
Football’s frenzied summer transfer window ends late on Monday, with a flurry of deals set to take Premier League clubs’ total spending beyond £600m, breaking the 2008 record of £500m by a distance. Read more
The census a beacon for statisticians and historians for more than 200 years – will be scrapped under proposals to be unveiled this month, prompting fears that policy making will suffer from the loss of valuable social data.
A consultation by the Office for National Statisticswill outline two options for replacing the census, which has been in operation in England and Wales since 1801.Politicians have complained in recent years that the census – carried out every 10 years – is too expensive. In 2011, it cost £480m and employed 35,000 people. Read more