English Business Survey (EBS)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country England
Years 2011-2012
Data depositor Office for National Statistics
Principal investigator Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Analysis unit Businesses in England that were registered for VAT and/or PAYE in 2011 - 2012
Spatial unit Districts (Metropolitan)Districts (Non-metropolitan)Unitary Authorities (England)NUTS-I AreasNUTS-II AreasNUTS-III Areas
Sampling method Multi-stage stratified random sample
Data collection method Telephone interview
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service
Reference number SN 7113
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7113&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Contains data for VAT registered and/or PAYE businesses, which is likely to include few micro-businesses. However, can be linked to Business Structure Database for longitudinal analysis.

Variable Information - About the business

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

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed No
Employee director No
Employs others No
Subcontractor No