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AG responds to consultation on measuring national wellbeing

30th April 2011

The AG has responded to the consultation from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on measuring national wellbeing.

The AG response argues that measurement affects the decisions we make, so if the wrong things are measured the wrong decisions are likely to result. The Group welcomes the goal of moving "beyond GDP" and argues that the movement to understand the value of natural system services to our socio-economic activities is a powerful concept that should be a driver for higher environmental standards, leading to increased economic performance and wellbeing.