Monthly Production Inquiry (MPI)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country UK
Years 1997-2009
Data depositor Office for National Statistics
Principal investigator Office for National Statistics
Analysis unit Businesses in the production sector, Standard Industrial Classification 2003 Sections C to E, registered for VAT and/or PAYE in 1997 - 2009.
Spatial unit No spatial data
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 6726
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6726&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Survey of VAT registered/PAYE businesses, so likely to contain few micro-businesses. Data contains Inter-Departmental Business Register reference numbers for linking to other datasets.

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business No
VAT registration status No
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