Official Statistics: Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 21

The twenty-first wave of PAT data was collected between 29 March – 2 April 2017 using face-to-face in-home interviews with a representative sample of 2,180 households in the UK. Full details of the methodology are provided in the technical note.

On 14 July 2016, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) merged with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). As such, the survey has now been rebranded as BEIS’s Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker (PAT).

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Official Statistics: UK’s participation in horizon 2020: February 2017

Horizon 2020 is the current EU framework programme for research and innovation and runs from 2014 to 2020. Its predecessor was framework programme 7 which ran from 2007 to 2013. Through this programme, organisations across Europe and wider (including businesses and universities), are able to work together to apply for funding for research activities.

This release shows the number of times UK organisations participated in this programme, as well as the agreed financial contributions from the European Commission to UK organisations as a result of these participations. It contains UK totals, breakdowns by organisation type, funding pillar and regions of the UK, as well as listing the top UK participating organisations. This is based on data extracted from the Commission’s database on 28 February 2017.

Official Statistics: Business sectors: indicators of concentration and churn

These spreadsheets provide details of changes in important sectors defined by Standard Industrial Classification 2007 codes from 2006 to 2015. The analysis uses inter-departmental business register March data from 2007 to 2016.

Standard Industrial Classifications are used in classifying business establishments and other statistical units by the type of economic activity in which they are engaged.