Hack The Economy

A one day hackathon bringing economy data, tech & analysis together. #economydata2018


29th March 2018
National Audit Office, London


The Bank of England is over 300 years old and is the United Kingdom’s (UK) central bank. Their mission is to promote the good of the people of the UK by maintaining monetary and financial stability.  Data is instrumental to achieve that goal; it drives the decisions they make and ultimately underpins everything the Bank does. They have an active Data Community which is key in providing an entry point for colleagues to find out what’s going on with data, connect with other data colleagues and to share knowledge and experience.
The NAO scrutinises public spending for Parliament. Their public audit perspective helps Parliament hold government to account and improve public services. Their audit work has two main aims; reporting audit results to Parliament, safeguarding taxpayers’ interests, and reporting on whether departments and other bodies have used public money efficiently, effectively and with economy.
The ONS is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. It also conducts the census in England and Wales every ten years.