Research and analysis

English business survey: technical guide

Explains the methodology behind the English business survey (EBS).


English Business Survey: technical guide


The English business survey (EBS) provides a monthly assessment of business perceptions of past, current and future economic and business conditions in each English region.

This guide describes the technical details of the EBS. It is intended to help analysts make use of the data. It also explains the sample design, the methods of data collection and preparation, and the actual questions asked.

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Published 11 December 2012