The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is measuring national well-being. Satisfaction with social life is one of the 40 indicators within the measurement framework. The published well-being statistics are experimental. ONS is planning to make a more detailed assessment of each indicator, particularly how they compare to previous estimates. In the meantime the Cabinet Office is working with other Government Departments to make best use of these data in informing policy and recently provided evidence of progress to the Environmental Audit Committee.