UK-IRC Survey of Business and Professional Service Firms (PBS)

General Information

Data type Survey data
Country UK
Years 2011-2014
Data depositor University of Cambridge. Centre for Business Research. Judge Business School
Principal investigator University of Manchester. Manchester Business School, University of Cambridge. Centre for Business Research. Judge Business School
Analysis unit Professional and business service firms in the United Kingdom
Spatial unit No spatial unit
Sampling method For the market research, advertising and IT firms, a sample stratified by size was drawn from company databases
Data collection method Postal survey, Web-based survey
Weight
Access UK Data Service
Reference number SN 7610
Cost No
Available documentation http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7610&type=Data%20catalogue
Notes Sample drawn from FAME and Dun & Bradstreet databases. Not restricted to VAT/PAYE businesses but directory doesn't have full coverage.

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 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