Research and analysis

English business survey: exploratory analysis

An analytical review of the English Business Survey (EBS). BIS research paper 153.



The research report presents an exploratory analysis of some of the properties of the English Business Survey (EBS).

The report contains 4 sections:

  • part 1 uses publically available information to compare the EBS survey with other business surveys
  • part 2 presents an analysis of the EBS data at the aggregate level
  • part 3 presents an analytical framework for analysis with the EBS data at the workplace level
  • part 4 presents the findings from a multivariate analysis using workplace level EBS data