Proposal: “Easter to be fixed to one date all the time”

Concerning news for all fans of seasonal adjustment around the world, particularly on the treatment of Easter!

If this goes ahead at least there will be some work in updating all of the seasonal adjustment packages, estimating and applying seasonal pattern breaks, and making consistent long run time series!

“The Most Rev Justin Welby said that he hopes to make the change within the next five to ten years, in a move that will likely have huge knock-on effects for schools and other seasonally-dependent industries, according to reports.”

Although they have a history of taking their time!

“Mr Welby did warn however that churches have been attempting since the tenth century to fix the date of the festival, which at the moment is set with reference to the moon and the sun.”