Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country Great Britain
Years 2009-2013
Data depositor Office for National Statistics
Principal investigator Office for National Statistics
Analysis unit Businesses in Great Britain registered for VAT and/or PAYE in 2009-2013
Spatial unit Government Office RegionsOutput AreasWestminster Parliamentary ConstituenciesPostcode (Unit)NUTS-I AreasNUTS-II AreasNUTS-III AreasNUTS-IV AreasLocal Authority DistrictsWards (Census Area Statistics)Super Output Areas (Lower Layer)Super Output Areas (Middle Layer)CountiesTravel to Work Areas
Sampling method One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
Data collection method Postal survey
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service: Secure access
Reference number SN 7463
Cost No
Available documentation
Notes BRES is a source of information on employment by detailed geography and industry. It is also used to update the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR). Northern Ireland data is collected independently by the Department for Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland (DFPNI). Survey is successor to the Annual Business Inquiry.

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business Yes
VAT registration status No
Annual turnover No
Type of business Registered for VAT and/or PAYE
Number of clients No
Home based
Home-based measurement 1
Survey Response items 1
Home-based measurement 2
Survey Response items 2

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed
Employee director
Employs others