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Small Business Survey reports

This collection brings together all documents relating to Small Business Survey reports dating back to 2007 to 2008.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) leads the government’s relationship with business. We continuously look for opportunities to improve our engagement with businesses to better understand your views and preferences to enable us to continue to support the whole business community.

To this end we have commissioned BMG Research, an independent social research company, to carry out our regular survey of small and medium enterprises, the 2021 Small Business Survey. This year we aim to get feedback from ~10,000 businesses across the UK between October 2021 and March 2022. We will publish the report in the second half of 2022. See earlier survey reports on this page.

If you receive a call from BMG, we would be grateful if you would spare some time to participate. Your participation will ensure that your business’ views are represented. Responses are treated in the strictest confidence and not attributed to any individual or company.

If you would like more information about the survey, contact the project manager at BMG, Emma Osborne at: emma.osborne@bmgresearch.com.

2020

2019

2018

2017

In 2017, the survey was reclassified from research to official statistics.

2016

2015

2014

2012

2010

2007 to 2008

Published 31 May 2013
Last updated 13 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Linked a new HTML page to the collection page describing errors in ethnic minority data for 2020 LSBS

  2. Information added about the social research company that will carry out the 2021 Small Business Survey.

  3. Adding links to 2020 Panel report and 2020 methodology pages

  4. Added 2020 Group - links to employers and non employers reports need to be added when made

  5. Updated to link to Longitudinal Small Business Survey 2019: panel report and methodology

  6. Added reports for Small Business Survey 2019.

  7. We have added the Small Business Survey 2018 panel report and the Small Business Survey 2018 methodology.

  8. We have added the Small Business Survey for 2018.

  9. Small Business Survey 2017 Panel report added.

  10. Added reports for Small Business Survey 2017.

  11. Added reports for Small Business Survey 2016.

  12. Added reports for Small Business Survey 2015.

  13. Added Small Business Survey 2014: home-based and family-owned businesses.

  14. Small Business Survey 2014: data for all businesses added.

  15. Added Small Business Survey 2014: additional analysis data

  16. 'Small Business Survey 2014: businesses with no employees' report added.

  17. Added the 'Small Business Survey 2014: businesses with employees' report.

  18. New document: Small Business Survey 2012: additional analysis data

  19. First published.