Number of businesses in Surrey

Created 15 days ago, updated 15 days ago

DATA SOURCES

The data contained in these tables are produced from a snapshot of the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR) taken in March each year.

The main administrative sources for the IDBR are VAT trader and PAYE employer information passed to the ONS by HM Revenue & Customs under the Value Added Tax Act 1994 for VAT traders and the Finance Act 1969 for PAYE employers; details of incorporated businesses are also passed to ONS by Companies House.


STATISTICAL UNITS

A group of legal units under common ownership is called an Enterprise Group.

An Enterprise is the smallest combination of legal units (generally based on VAT and/or PAYE records) which has a certain degree of autonomy within an Enterprise Group.

An individual site (for example a factory or shop) in an enterprise is called a local unit.

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01/03/2011
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10/03/2018

This dataset uses the 2007 revision to the Standard Industrial Classification (UK SIC 2007)

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01/03/2011
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10/03/2018
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01/03/2011
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10/03/2018

The employment information on the IDBR is drawn mainly from the Business Register Employment Survey (BRES). Because this is based on a sample of enterprises, estimates from previous returns and from other ONS surveys have also been used. For the smallest units, either PAYE jobs or employment imputed from VAT turnover is used.

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From
01/03/2011
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10/03/2018
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01/03/2011
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10/03/2018

Turnover provided to the ONS for the majority of traders is based on VAT returns for a 12 month period. For 2018 this relates to a 12 month period covering the financial year 2016/2017. For other records, in particular members of VAT group registrations, turnover may relate to an earlier period or to survey data. For traders who have registered more recently, turnover represents the estimate made by traders at the time of registration. The turnover figures on the register generally exclude VAT but include other taxes, such as the revenue duties on alcoholic drinks and tobacco. They represent total UK turnover, including exempt and zero-rated supplies.