National Employer Skills Survey (NESS)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country England
Years 2007-2009
Data depositor Office for National Statistics
Principal investigator Learning and Skills Council, UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Analysis unit Employers in England registered for VAT and/or PAYE in 2007 - 2009.
Spatial unit Local Education AuthoritiesPostcode (Unit) [anonymised]Regions
Sampling method One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
Data collection method Telephone interview
Weight Yes
Access UK Data Service: Secure Access
Reference number SN 6705
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6705&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Survey of VAT registered/PAYE employers, so likely to contain few micro-businesses.

Variable Information - About the business

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