In a guest post for OJB, Help Me Investigate contributorNatalie Leal talks about how statistics on benefit claimants, migrants and A&E admissions reflect organisations’ priorities – and can be skewed as a result.
I recently witnessed an unemployed woman at a job centre shouting that she would “never ever” set foot in there again.
The woman, who had just been told that her benefits would be cut off for thirteen weeks, stormed past two security guards on her way out.
I come upon examples of bad practice in publishing government data on a regular basis, but the Universal Jobmatch tool is an example so bad I just had to write about it. In fact, it’s worse than the old-fashioned data service that preceded it.