Research and analysis: Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors 2017

We provide three sets of conversion factors:

  • Condensed set: Most frequently requested by users. An abridged version of the full set of factors, designed to reduce the volume of information users have to navigate through to find the factors they want. Recommended for most, and new, users of conversion factors
  • Full set: This set of factors contains all of the available factors for the selected year, and is recommended for advanced users only due to the volume of information presented.
  • Flat file set: contains same information as the full set, but arranged for automated processes - available from 2014 onwards. Not recommended for most users.
  • The methodology paper explains how the conversion factors are derived.

For new users of the conversion factors, we recommend you download the condensed set of conversion factors from the latest available year and read the guidance in the document’s introductory sheet. Then follow the informative text at the top of each conversion factor tab in the output files.

For repeat users of the conversion factors we suggest that you download your preferred factor set and read the ‘what’s new’ sheet before using the conversion factors. This sheet highlights the most significant changes to the conversion factors made in this update. Following the ‘what’s new’ guidance will ensure that reporting is consistent and comparable year-on-year.

Research and analysis: Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2016

The survey explores the working arrangements and earnings that apprentices received during 2016. The survey included almost 10,000 telephone interviews with apprentices enrolled on a course in Great Britain.

The report provides statistics on apprentices’:

  • working arrangements
  • basic hourly rate of pay
  • total earnings (including overtime, tips and bonuses)
  • compliance of earnings with the apprenticeship national minimum wage (NMW)

As well as headline figures provided at Great Britain level, the report shows how findings differ according to:

  • country
  • framework
  • apprenticeship level
  • age
  • gender

The page includes a user guide to the data, a technical report, and supplementary tables.

Research and analysis: National minimum wage: government evidence to the Low Pay Commission on compliance and enforcement, 2017

This report provides evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to help monitor, evaluate and review minimum wage compliance and enforcement.

The evidence covers:

  • estimated non-compliance and enforcement
  • statistical estimates of low paid jobs
  • minimum wage awareness
  • routes to HMRC enforcement
  • enforcement operations
  • enforcement statistics

Research and analysis: Small Business Survey 2016: businesses with employees

This is one of our Small Business Survey (SBS) reports. It provides the findings for businesses with employees in 2016.

The report provides details of business performance and the factors that affect this performance. It includes data on:

  • performance in terms of employment and turnover
  • ambition and expectations of future performance
  • access to finance
  • use of business support
  • capabilities
  • obstacles to business success

See all Small Business Survey reports for 2016.

Research and analysis: Small Business Survey 2016: businesses with no employees

This is one of our Small Business Survey (SBS) reports. It provides the findings for businesses with no employees in 2016.

The report provides details of business performance and the factors that affect this performance. It includes data on:

  • performance in terms of employment and turnover
  • ambition and expectations of future performance
  • access to finance
  • use of business support
  • capabilities
  • obstacles to business success

See all Small Business Survey reports for 2016.

Research and analysis: Small Business Survey 2016: panel report

This is one of our Small Business Survey (SBS) reports. It provides the data from the first set of panel data from the SBS. That is data on businesses that were interviewed in 2015 and then re-interviewed in 2016.

The report provides details of business performance and the factors that affect this performance. It includes data on:

  • performance in terms of employment and turnover
  • ambition and expectations of future performance
  • access to finance
  • use of business support
  • capabilities
  • obstacles to business success

See all Small Business Survey reports for 2016.

Research and analysis: UK innovation survey 2015 analysed by local enterprise partnerships

This spreadsheet provides some estimates of innovation activities (product and service, new to market, process, strategic & marketing) and research and development undertaken and the extent of collaboration, broken down by local enterprise partnerships. These estimates are experimental and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed as the sample was not selected to be representative at this geographical level of detail. More detailed analyses of UKIS 2015 are available at UK innovation survey 2015: statistical annex and interactive report.