SME Business Barometer

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country UK
Years 2009-present
Data depositor Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
Principal investigator Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)
Analysis unit Owner/managers of SMEs employing between one and 249 people
Spatial unit Countries
Sampling method Sample taken from respondents to 2012 SBS survey
Data collection method Telephone interviews
Weight Yes
Access http://www.gov.uk
Reference number 9317
Cost No
Available documentation https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/small-business-barometer
Notes Uses business barometer Feb 2014 data drawn from Dun and Bradstreet, so is not restricted to VAT/PAYE businesses.

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 Both
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