Living Costs and Food Survey

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country UK
Years 2001-present
Data depositor Office for National Statistics, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Principal investigator Office for National Statistics, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Analysis unit Households in the United Kingdom, with the household reference person typically responding on behalf of the household as a whole
Spatial unit Government Office Regions
Sampling method Multi-stage stratified random sample
Data collection method Face-to-face interview; Diaries
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service
Reference number GN 33334
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7047&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Provides information on expenditure of households, including those in which individuals are running a business. Therefore, possible to infer household expenditure of self-employed and, possibly, those running a business from home. First number range for number of employees is 1-10

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 Not specified
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 Yes
Employee director Yes
Employs others Yes
Subcontractor Yes