Monthly Inquiry into the Distribution and Services Sector ( MIDSS)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country Great Britain
Years 1997-2009
Data depositor Office for National Statistics
Principal investigator Office for National Statistics
Analysis unit Service industries, defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), and that were registered for VAT and/or PAYE in 1997 - 2009
Spatial unit No spatial unit
Sampling method Multi-stage stratified random sample
Data collection method Postal survey
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service: Secure Access
Reference number 6747
Cost No
Available documentation
Notes Monthly survey of VAT registered businesses in services sectors. Since the businesses are VAT registered, may contain few micro-businesses. Data includes IDBR numbers for linkage.

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business No
VAT registration status Yes
Annual turnover Yes
Type of business Registered
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